Go ahead. Breathe a sigh of relief and know that unlike some of my predecessors, I won't be so evil as to threaten to take away your ability to ponder the answer to 34 across in your 9:30 class.
I mean, I take classes too. I know how it is.
Now that we have answered the question everyone was really curious about, I want to share some of my thoughts about The Daily Tar Heel with those of you who are still reading. (And I sincerely hope that "those of you" is more than just the DTH staff and my roommates. These people have been hearing little other than my thoughts about the DTH recently.)
When I ran for editor, I spent a lot of time thinking about ways to make readers more interested in the paper. I talked to people in my classes, around campus and at bars to find out their thoughts about the DTH.
Most said that (other than the crossword), they picked up the DTH primarily to read about issues affecting the campus -- issues that were rarely, if ever, covered by other news outlets.
But many said they rarely picked up the DTH at all, and if they did, it was only to work on the crossword or scan the classified ads for a new couch.
This upset me. So I began to explore possible explanations for this attitude.
Some say that our readers, particularly students, are just apathetic. They don't care about anything other than their grades and their social lives.
But one of the best things about working for the DTH for the past three years is that it has given me the opportunity to get to know a lot of the students on this campus.