EDITORIAL: Thanks for your support throughout 2017

Warriner Hall sits on Dec. 10.

We will just say it: 2017 was a strange year.

Whether this was your best year or your worst, the clock is counting down the dwindling December days to 2018. From natural disasters to a full year under President Donald Trump, Central Michigan Life was there to make sure you stayed fully informed on the latest information.

We wanted to take this time to say: “Thank you for reading.”

Thank you for staying with us this semester, for sounding off on Facebook or Twitter and emailing us directly with your comments, story ideas or feedback. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. But most of all, thank you for your support of student media.

In between the part-time jobs and the full-time challenge of being students, we appreciate the support lent to us by those who read the paper both online and in print.

And no matter what you celebrate this holiday season, we at CM Life hope you have a relaxing time off. Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Kwanzaa or whatever else you celebrate this season.

Most importantly, take advantage of the time off. Go relax and catch up on your sleep. Go watch your favorite Netflix shows uninterrupted because you can. Make time to hang out with friends you haven’t seen in a while.

For the nearly 2,000 of you who are graduating: Congratulations. You make us proud to know there is another class of Chippewas out there who are trying to make the world a better place.

While some of you will be leaving us, most of you will be coming back. 

We will be too, as we have for nearly a century.

Remember that we work for you. Make sure to keep up with us this December and January as we continue to cover the campus and community on Facebook, Twitter or online at cm-life.com

We’re ready to tackle whatever 2018 throws our way. If you’re interested as well, stop by room 436 in Moore Hall after Jan. 8. We’re always looking for inquisitive people to help us craft the kind of meaningful journalism our audience deserves. 

You don’t even have to be a journalism student to apply.

Until that happens, however, take the time for yourself. Recharge your batteries. And remember — winter break is a lot shorter than you think.

Make the most of it.