I’ve been at the Fulcrum for four years now, half of those as its editor-in-chief — it’s time for me to move on. However, before I do, I think it is worth reflecting on my five long years in student journalism. Apologies in advance, as this may get a little sappy.


Critical understaffing and high risk are burning out frontline workers on every side. These are the people eclipsed by our new reality. Why do we actively choose to martyrize frontline workers rather than provide them true relief? We resign these people to their fates as if it’s out of our hands.


Residents of the poles only get a few hours of daylight at certain points of the year — if my seasonal depression is bad in Ottawa, I can’t even imagine the bottles of prozac and zoloft they go through.

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