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Where you read it first | Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Letter from the editor: Introducing our columnists

Dear Daily readers,

Starting today, the Daily begins its regular production, which means that you will be able to start your weekdays with a copy of our paper. Also starting today are our weekly columns, and it is my pleasure to introduce our columnists, who will be sharing their thoughts, ideas and insights with you, the readers.

Senior Henry Stevens will be returning with his column "Weekly Chirp," which discusses all things about birds and how they relate to humans and social interactions. Sophomore Matt Rice profiles Democratic candidates for the midterm elections in "The Tide" for the Features section on Wednesdays. Sophomore Haruka Noishiki closes the week with "El Centro" by sharing experiences on campus.

The Arts & Living section will start its week with sophomore Evan Zigmond's "Out on the Town," which will explore interesting locations throughout the greater Boston area. Evan plans on relaying his experience, what to expect and background information about the location. James Ray, a senior, will delve into new developments in art forms in the context of social changes with "The Starving Aesthete." On Wednesdays, seniors Zachary Hertz and Brady Shea will come to you with "Cheeses of Suburbia," reviewing mozzarella sticks from a different eatery each week, while listening to a different pop punk album. First-year Alexi Reich will end the week with "Movie Theater Butter," telling stories about films and music she liked.

Senior Anita Ramaswamy opens the week for the Opinion section with her returning column "Anita's Angle." Senior Aneurin Canham-Clyne is also coming back with "Red Star," in which he plans on providing a socialist view of campus and national political issues. Senior Nesi Altaras is returning for a fourth semester with his new column "Takeaways," which will discuss global politics and affairs from his viewpoint as an international student. Sophomore Tys Sweeney concludes the week with "Pretty Lawns and Gardens," focusing on global political ecology, relationships among political entities, economic forces and our shared world.

Junior Sam Weidner will be returning to write about corrupt and unfair practices in professional and collegiate sports as well as sports media and fans with his Monday column "Weidner's Words." Sophomore Jeremy Goldstein takes the baton with "Anti-Bostonian," focusing on his take on the world of Boston sports as a New Yorker and his jealousy for the glorious state of the Boston franchises. Next, junior David Meyer is returning with "Postgame Press," in which he will discuss current, hot-button sports events taking place off the field. Senior Brad Schussel is also coming back with "The Coin Toss." Brad plans on making three bold predictions a week on upcoming sporting events while discussing awards or tournament outcomes on occasion.

We are hopeful that you will enjoy our columnists' takes on various topics, whether it be on national and global politics, sports games, birds or even mozzarella sticks. As always, please feel free to reach out to our columnists with your questions or concerns and engage with them through the contact information at the bottom of their columns.


Seohyun Shim