Editor’s Letter Issue 6

May 30, 2018

The AUTSA crew relationshipping.


There couldn’t be a more mammoth topic
than relationships.

The way we relate to other people. Where we sit in the pecking
order of humanity. The way we interact with everything in
existence (whether it be alcohol – see page 28 – or abstract,
internal concepts like stress – see page 16). The theme
‘relationships’ encompasses just about everything we care about in
life, and the main care of all tends to be people.

People are literally everything. If my friends ever leave their jobs
– even their so-called ‘dream jobs’ – the reason is always ‘the
people’. I hear this response so much I’m almost bored of it. But
it’s true: life is all about human beings. And my job (being your
student magazine editor) is incredibly fulfilling because of, you
guessed it, the people.

Every issue of Debate is planned quite a long time in advance –
generally over a month – and every issue is made up of so many
different peoples’ passions, creativity and hard work. On top of
being bad ass journalists/writers/illustrators/photographers, the
Debate crew are all such a solid and kind bunch of humans, and
I’m lucky to have them as both collaborators and friends.

In this issue, some of these amazing contributors have written
rather remarkable pieces, such as David Evan Baileys’ feature on
whether you could love a robot; Sarah Pollok’s insight into long
distance friendship; Laura Brookes’ feature on unconventional
weddings; and so much more. Plus we've also got our usual good
stuff, like news, blind dates, club information and puzzles.

Enjoy the mag and good luck with exams! Don’t get too stressed;
remember you can always drop-out and become a mermaid.

See you on the other side.



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