February 2015: Letter From the Editor

“Won’t it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.” -Maya Angelou

Welcome back! I hope you had a fantastic winter break; I know I did. I just returned from the Caribbean and Central America and was so sad to see it end. Trust me, if it weren’t for school, I would not have come back. Stay tuned for our March issue, which will feature a photo essay of my trip.

But as all good things, winter break must come to an end and with it we usher in the Spring semester. For many of us, like myself, this means graduation is only 15 weeks from now. For everyone, it means that it’s time to buckle down and start studying. For those new to UB, and even those returning, the best advice I can give is never put off tomorrow what you can do today. This is particularly important when it comes to due dates—don’t wait until the last minute; start studying now and turn those papers in as soon as possible. You absolutely never know what life may bring your way to derail your study plans, so it’s better to get a jump on it while you have the time. Also, make sure that you have a system to keep yourself organized. If you work better electronically, make sure you put deadlines, reminders, and even reserve study time in your calendar; if you prefer the old school paper method, invest in a fun, trendy, and personalized planner—I recommend the Academic Agenda from May Designs (www.maydesigns.com), in fact I bought all of the Editorial Board members of the Post one last semester to help us manage our school and production deadlines.

I’d like to welcome our new Business Manager, Keiya West, onboard. Keiya will also be our Publications Intern this semester and will be writing a monthly column on awareness. She will be supplementing her monthly columns with weekly columns at www.ubpost.org about topics of her choosing.

This semester is all about “lasts” for me. As I mentioned earlier, I’ll be graduating at the end of this semester and this is my last first issue of the semester, so please join me for the ride this semester as I say “see you again sometime” to the Post and to all of you. But enough about me! I need to give my Post family the shoutout they deserve and recognize their hard work on this issue over the winter break. Without all of their sacrifices, while you’re enjoying your time away from those heavy books, they have been diligently working to bring you a fabulous February issue to welcome you back school!

We’d love to hear from you! What are we missing? What do you want to see more or less of? Let us know! Please email me at editor@ubpost.org. Also, don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@theUBPost), and subscribe to our newsletter (www.ubpost.org).

Yours Truly, Jessica Greenstein

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