Change is in the air. One head of school is leaving; another is soon to follow. Two seniors classes are graduating; wide-eyed eighth graders, many of them new to campus, look forward to joining their respective upper school. A curriculum review is now complete and waiting to be implemented. Conversations about what type of community we want to have on the Cathedral Close are frequent. A relatively new set of fields, set of educators, and block schedule have nestled well within our schools.
When Alex Labossiere, Mannan Mehta, and I founded Exchanged two years ago, we had one, overarching goal: to create a platform which would inspire positive change within our community. In light of this goal, and in light of the evolving aspects of our schools, coming up with the theme for our final issue as Exchanged’s core leadership team was a no-brainer: Change. We hope you enjoy it.
As for change within Exchanged, we’re happy to be passing the baton to Will Nash and Olivia Vella, Editors-in-Chief for the 2018-2019 school year. Sunjin Kim, Jared Makehja, and Kyle Morin will be assisting them as our Digital Editors-in-Chief. We are confident these five individuals will keep Exchanged going strong, leaving it changed for the better.
Working on Exchanged for the past two years has been the highlight of my time here on the Cathedral Close. This publication would not be possible without its fantastic editorial team and over one hundred thirty student writers. Thank you for keeping Exchanged’s content interesting and making its weekly publication goals a reality. I’d also like to thank all of our weekly readers; you have been nothing but encouraging.
I hope everyone has a fantastic commencement week.
Kubair Chuchra ‘18
Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Exchanged