As a new college freshman, somehow managing to get the vacant Editor-in-Chief position was an honor and absolutely terrifying at the same time. I knew close to nothing about Euphemism and there I was, expected to run it!
I quickly began to learn that everyone wanted Euphemism to be better. They wanted something Euphemism has never been before – a community. Thanks to our amazing board we began to meet regularly in order to foster this connectedness. We scrapped our old logo and voted on our new logo that is now proudly displayed on this page. We even started a social and t-shirt committee to show that we truly wanted to become a community.
Unfortunately our big plans were halted due to the spread of COVID-19 to the United States. This resulted in ISU closing and made us unable to meet in person anymore. Despite this, we held our committees virtually and were able to complete our decision making process.
In light of this pandemic, I have so many people to thank. The board members, who I feel blessed to call my friends, have been balancing out all the craziness of life and worked so hard to allow you to have this issue in front of you. Dr. Hurley, our supervisor, has been all of our rock through this time and has kept us on track with this semester. Our staff members, who have continued to participate in our decision making processes despite the fact that we have been unable to meet in person. And lastly, I want to thank everyone who submitted to Euphemism. Our literary magazine would not be possible without all of you.
We hope that you enjoy these submissions and that they can keep you busy during quarantine!
Anna Heiar, Editor-in-Chief