It’s hard to believe, but I’ve already come to the halfway point of my tenure as editor-in-chief. Most of the masthead has been looking forward to the last issue, if only because it marks the end of the term and the beginning of winter break.
Our sports editor, Erin Valois, has been especially excited about this week’s paper because it features the annual top ten list of the best Ryerson athletes.
I like the top ten issue because it’s an excuse for unapologetic fandom. Most sports editors are drawn to the job because they follow Ryerson sports and are genuine Rams fans. Unfortunately, that support has to be put on the back burner as they take a more critical look at Ryerson athletics. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve lost the love for the Rams.
Questioning administrative practices, demanding accountability and wanting the best from a department isn’t an editor’s way of being spiteful. It’s how we show our love for the school. Sometimes that love gets a little tough.
All of that gets thrown out of the window (for the sports section anyway) for top ten. This school boasts some truly incredible athletes and it’s great to be able to show them off as the superstars that they are.
Erin has been working hard with photo editors Jordan Roberts and Andrew Williamson to create our cover story, which Erin describes as, “pretty much the best top ten ever.” She may be biased, so don’t just take her word for it. Flip to page 9 to see for yourself.
Just in time for the holiday season, Biz and Tech editor John Shmuel puts together a holiday gift cheat sheet. Great for technophobes and geeks alike, John breaks his tech finds down by gift recipient. Page 14 has all the goods.
The rest of the masthead is going on vacation. Look for our next issue on the stands Jan. 14. And remember to check out www.theeyeopener.com over the holidays for breaking news stories.