Letter from New EICs
BY ADI RAMAN '23 & EMILY XU '23
Dynamic duo? Lame. Adidas shoes? Very cool. That’s why we’re Adi-das Xus, or your new 2022–2023 co-Editors-in-Chief. We are Adi and Emily, two young debutantes with big dreams for The Spectrum and the world at large. As a quick introduction to our personalities, during our interviews for the position, the lovely Rebecca and Jasmine challenged us to decide which one of them should be run over on some train tracks. Adi saved both of them by sending tulips out of his right shoulder and bringing them to safety while Emily just let the train choose.
Rebecca and Jasmine leave big shoes to fill, but we hope that we can stretch our toes to fit into the Rebecca-and-Jasmine-feet holes that they leave. We hope to continue to exemplify the ~quirkiness~ that they’ve brought to The Spectrum, along with adding a twist or two of our own. Think of it like honey mustard pretzels: pretzels are already twisty, so we’ll be adding our own sprinkle of mustard dust.
As the school year concludes, we’d like to acknowledge the adversity AB and the greater community has faced over the past year. Hate incidents have continued to pervade our community, with each incident cracking the foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusivity that a school should encapsulate. We hope that we can work together to provide a platform to uplift and empower those who wish to share their voices when confronting these challenges, and to continue to serve as your favorite school newspaper.
So, as we waltz (as debutantes, of course) into our tenure as co-Editors-in-Chief, we wish to bring the best of ourselves and others to the stage. From us, less waltzing, more writing. And onwards!
Hugs, kisses, and very warm wishes,
Adi and Emily