By Meghan Creane
The Concordiensis was the first thing I ever did at Union and, arguably, I spent more of my time working on it than I did anything else.
I’d be lying if I said I loved everything I was doing while I was doing it, but looking back, I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.
It wasn’t perfect, and there were definitely things I wish had gone differently, but more than anything those realities reminded me of what a beautiful example of real life the Concordy really is.
It wasn’t something I could appreciate until now, but in the last few weeks and last few issues, I can finally see just how amazing this experience was.
I’ve learned a lot about myself during my three years here, but more importantly I learned a lot about Union and all the people that make it what it is.
I owe the biggest thanks I can possibly give to Union and all the people here — you have given me countless stories, and it has been an honor to publish them. You have never ceased to amaze me.
I’ve seen you 3D print, win National Championships, create art that speaks to people, send students out to change the world, do things with math that I could never come close to fully understanding and offer the students the most amazing professors. You have made me the luckiest girl and editor in the world.
A lot of people don’t always realize how much work goes into putting out the Concordy every week, and for all that work, I owe a lot to all the section editors that I have worked with.
Danielle Coppola ’15, thank you for making this office a place I wanted to be and interviewing every sports team at Union with me.
Erin Wade ’16, it’s hard to know what to thank you for, because you have done so much.
I love spending Tuesdays with you, chippy, and from the day I met you, I knew that you would someday take over the Concordy, and honestly probably the world.
You are so passionate about this job and the work you do. It is an inspiration to the whole staff. Thank you for the fortune cookies and the attitude, too.
Martina Glab ’15, you are far and away the only person I would have ever wanted to do this job with.
Meeting you that first day in Wold, I had no intention of running for Editor-in-Chief, and I can honestly tell you that you are the only reason I did it. I owe you everything for that.
I have never been so completely in sync with someone on every single thing, and our time together has been one of my best experiences at Union. I cannot express how lucky I am to be able to call you one of my closest friends.
You are one of the most genuine people I know, and I cannot wait to be friends for the rest of our lives. My Tuesdays will never be as good as they have been with you, bish.
Finally, Mom, Dad, you two are my biggest inspirations and I would never have been able to get through any of college, let alone these last three years, without you.
You have read every article and answered every late-night, worried phone call, and I can never tell you how much that means to me.
Mom, I have always wanted to be like you. You are one of the strongest people I know, and the image of you running a newsroom and swearing like a sailor is what I have constantly tried to emulate during my time at the Concordy.
Dad, I have never met anyone who has made me feel as proud of myself as you do. You are constantly there to bring me back down to earth and remind me that what I am doing is good.
You may not have been in the office with me, but without you two I would have never been able to do this job.
Thank you for everything, Concordiensis. You have made me who I am and encouraged me to follow my dreams in more ways than I can count.
It is going to be so hard to leave you, but you will always hold a place in my heart and soul.