It has been a year since I wrote my first editorial for the 144th issue, the first issue after I became Editor-in-chief of The UOS Times. Now, I have finally reached the end of my time at this great English magazine, and it is time to say goodbye. This moment of farewell is the time I have always been prepared for, but it is not easy to really say goodbye.
About five semesters ago, when I took my first steps towards the office of The UOS Times, I honestly did not think about myself coming this far. However, after going through every issue schedule by schedule, I became fond of my respectable colleagues and started to feel the sheer joy of work itself. Of course, there were some difficulties along the way, like burdensome work of sometimes and disagreements between staff members. However, I learnt so much from The UOS Times while working with various kinds of people and doing a variety of jobs, from reporting to editing. I will remember every moment at The UOS Times, for the life in here worked as one of the great pillars of my time at university. These valuable experiences will surely help whatever path I might take in the future.
Before I conclude my farewell, I would like to express my gratitude to my fellow reporters from the past and present. Without them, I could not finish all the work that I have. Firstly, I would like to thank those who proceeded me, including the 32nd reporters, for their great care and guidance. And I appreciate my dear 33rd reporters for working together all these semesters and sharing the great burden of administrating. As for the 34th and 35th reporters, I am grateful for their hard work and devotion for our magazine.
Now the time has come for us to step down and make a way for a new generation of reporters. Like hundreds of preceding reporters from this magazine’s 30-some years of history, I hope the next generation will do a great job at The UOS Times. Although some retiring reporters will be absent from the next issue, their empty seats have and will be filled with other great reporters who will excel at their jobs.
Everything ends sooner than we think, as is my time as a reporter for The UOS Times. However, I believe that this also means a new beginning for The UOS Times, in the hands of new reporters. I am sad to say farewell, yet, at the same time, I am eager to see what kind of magazine it will be in the future. So, from now on, I will read The UOS Times from the position as a reader and support its glorious future in any way I can as an alumnus.