KAYLA THOMAS

As we are approaching the end of a very long year, I am going to keep this short and sweet. We are all so tired by this time of the year, and I am sure we all resemble zombies, shuffling along and groaning occasionally. Don’t mistake this smiling picture for actual joy – I am just so tired that it’s starting to become mania. Have you reached the level of tired where you find random things hysterically funny? Because that’s where I am – and I can’t stop laughing at the title font of this editorial. It’s cracking me up. Do you see what I mean? So tired. But it is the last push of the catastrophe of 2020, and we only have a few more weeks as zombies, mindlessly tapping away at screens, and then three glorious months of zombies watching Netflix without the guilt.

But until then, many of us are still battling with assignments, dissertations and exams. We’re all in the same boat, which I suppose is comforting. I wish I could impart some miraculous advice, but I am the exact opposite of calm and prepared right now. So if you happen to have the miraculous advice, be nice and share it with the rest of us.

This is the final edition of the newspaper for the year, and for some of our journalists this paper contains some of their last work for the publication. It is always bittersweet when staff members graduate and have to leave, but congratulations to our journalists who are approaching their final exams. PDBY has also just welcomed the 2021 Editorial team, which is an exciting first step in a big year ahead. But it is also sad to say goodbye to the team that weathered the storm that was this year, and who made my first year as Editor incredibly special. I am so proud of you all, and thank you for serving our publication, and for loving and nurturing PDBY.

We have a big year planned, and I can’t wait to get started. In the meantime, look out for the PDBY magazine before the end of the year, and keep up with @pdbymedia on social media to read our online exclusives.

Enjoy Halloween responsibly fellow zombies, and good luck for exams!

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