//from the editor//
From the Editor
This will be my second and final letter as Editor-in-Chief. Anxious though I'm sure you are, The Current will remain in capable hands (far more capable, in fact, than mine). I will be passing the torch to our incredible Managing Editor Alyx Bernstein. Alyx has been writing thoughtful essays for The Current longer than I have been on staff, and I am excited to see what changes she brings to the publication.
On the topic of changes, I'd like to share a new development of my own. For the second semester in a row, The Current will include an original piece of satire. In this edition, the intelligent and witty Raquel Silvera (also our Senior Editor) offers her take on Columbia's new cybersecurity measures. I believe there is something essentially Jewish about a piece that is hard-hitting yet comedic, and The Current is a Jewish journal, after all. We have received tremendously positive feedback on this new category of article, and I have decided to make Satire a permanent column of The Current. If I maintain any kind of legacy in these (right now, digital) pages, I hope it will be for encouraging people to laugh as well as think.
I'll be staying on next year as a Staff Editor, and I look forward to reading your submissions and writing some more of my own.
In the meantime, that's all from me.
Daniel Meadvin, Editor-in-Chief
Image: The Scream, Edvard Munch (1893)