Well we are about to embark on our third week of school and lots of things are going on. But I would have to say that one of the most substantial happenings is all of our new Thread members! The mix of the new school year and getting the word out to incoming freshman has contributed to masses of new members.
It’s so great to see Scripps 111 filled to the brim for two weeks in a row now. And with our first fall issue now underway, it feels great to get back to work. It’s especially fulfilling to see all of these new faces. To think back to how many people we started with and look where we are now is pretty incredible!
The creative directors and photographers are getting all of the photo shoot dates hammered out, and within a few days we will be shooting for our third issue. It’s very exciting, and I look forward to working with all of the new members of the magazine.
As the final hours before the official launch of our inaugural issue slip away, I find myself reflecting on the last month. All of the hard work and efforts of everyone involved in and around Thread has been amazing. I have received so much positive feedback, enthusiasm and sheer excitement regarding the launch of this new endeavor and it feels so great to finally get to share it with all of you.
The executive staff and myself just spent the entire night wide awake, working feverishly to finalize the magazine. Huddled around laptops on a ‘Last Supper-like’ table, cords running every which way and caffeine close at hand we labored away. From 9:00 last night until 8:00 this morning we have been chugging along. First at the Thread general meeting, then to paint the wall and finally to a mass editing frenzy — and we are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!
I hope that everyone is as excited as we feel, because I think we’ve got something really amazing on our hands. I couldn’t be more proud, or tired, and I can’t wait until the launch party this evening! If you can’t attend, be sure to check the website around 9:00 tonight to see the final product for yourself.