words/ MEGAN SIBLEY pictures/ PATRICK “PB” BARRIOS
Ah, the New Year. Full of new beginnings and unkept resolutions. Nothing says “happy 2018” quite like an untouched gym membership. As pessimistic as this may sound, I’d like to take this opportunity to say happiest of holidays to you and yours- let’s just say that 2018 has brought a plethora of change our way already.
For starters, you may have noticed a fresh new look on our site (if you haven’t, I’m deeply sorry for your lack of observational skills.) We’re trying to adopt a more minimalistic vibe and we think that the new aesthetic does that. If you disagree, don’t be RUDE.
The second thing that has changed with the new year is the fact that Keegan and I and most of our closest pals are officially in our very final semester of university. Wow. Time definitely flies when you’re having fun (and drowning in homework and pulling all-nighters and cramming for exams and sleeping through lectures and and and…)
Uni has brought us the opportunity to build this site as a sort of social experiment. With your help, we have learned how to write and shoot, but also how to lead and delegate. Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far, and to everyone who has dared to wander through our little site. Keeping this thing updated and pretty has been a dream come true, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you.
This post sounds like a farewell, but I PROMISE that it’s not. I’m just getting a lil’ nostalgic, but what else is new? We will be here, serving as your friendly neighbourhood DTS editors until nobody cares anymore (which will never happen as long as our Moms are around.)
Please keep reading, keep contributing, and most importantly, keep your eyes open to the world around us. It’s a scary one, but I believe that it can be made better when people are passionate about their beliefs and refuse to be complacent. If you need a boost of motivation, check out this month’s piece on Ottawa’s Women’s March. And if you need an outlet to put your ideas on paper, you know where to find us.