Incoming EIC column 2016-2017

(Book Sadprasid/The Aquinian)
(Book Sadprasid/The Aquinian)

When I got the news that I’ve been chosen to be the next Editor-in-Chief of The Aquinian, my mom was the first person I called.


“I did it mom, I got EIC!” I said, to which she replied “مبروك حبي، حتحصلين فلوس؟”


When I left Baghdad, where I was born, I was 11 and I never expected I would end up in Canada, especially not New Brunswick. After living in Syria for a year, and then the United Arab Emirates, I landed here on Aug. 27, 2013.


The past three years have been quite eventful. I’ve learned and grown so much. I feel like a completely different person, but most importantly my energy is now much more focused on the fields I’m studying: journalism and communications.


Being Layout Editor at the Aquinian this year has been a great time. The experience and knowledge I gained is totally worth the 14 hours of paper design I put in every Sunday.


Do I miss my Sundays now? Sure. Will I miss my Sundays next year and feel like I made a huge mistake? Most probably.


But I’ve never been this excited to overwork myself.


I owe my decision to pursue journalism to this paper. This is where I wrote my first piece, and since then I haven’t been able to stop. I wrote this in my cover letter for the position and I said it during the interview: my biggest strength is that I care about this paper and its place in STU culture.


I hope my diverse staff and background will accurately reflect the STU community, and be there for the students.


If you have any suggestions please feel free to email, and if you have any criticisms please email them before the end of the semester so Joe gets them.


Thank you for your readership,


Hadeel Ibrahim


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