Dear Spirited Readers of The Exchanged,
As a part of our constant effort to improve and adapt The Exchanged to the demands of our present moment, the Editors-in-Chief have developed The Exchanged’s first Mission Statement and Comment Policy.
In writing both the statement and the policy, we strived to communicate the purpose of our publication as a platform for students to express their ideas in a community made up of individuals with diverse opinions and backgrounds. We consider both of these factors with every decision that we make.
At the end of the day, we are not perfect. We are trying our best to navigate this difficult time and make the best decisions that we can. We spend hours discussing each major decision and working through the diverse perspectives that we share among the three of us.
Just as you might not agree with every idea that we publish, you might not agree with every decision that we make. We ask you to remember that we are still your peers who are genuinely aiming to publish the best content possible. We always welcome constructive criticism, but please try not to automatically assume malintent from any of us either. Our intentions never have been and never will be malicious.
On behalf of the rest of our dedicated staff, we want to thank all of our readers, writers, and contributors that have made The Exchanged the publication that it is. We wouldn’t have the privilege of working on this publication without all of you.