Finn Vigeland reflects on the Big and Little moments that made his Spec experience so amazing.
Each year, as we approach graduation, Spectator gives its graduating seniors a chance to offer wisdom and share their experiences—at Spectator and beyond. Each issue this week, excluding Wednesday’s, will feature the parting thoughts of those who have given their time to Spec over the years, whether as copy editors, news writers, or managing editors.
Maggie Alden shares some hard-earned wisdom about self-recognition and self-help at Columbia.
Sammy Roth thanks everyone who made being on Spec the best experience of his life.
Alex Smyk thanks those who helped revamp Spec business and overcome the financial obstacles threatening the future of the paper.
Rebeka Cohan on how Spectator taught her how to love.
Isaac White shares his experience of being welcomed to Spectator.
Abby Mitchell on maintaining a healthy balance between Spectator, social, and academic life.
Grace Bickers on changing the self and staying dynamic.
Abigail Fisch on making Spectator a place where well-being can exist.
Lesley Thulin reflects on her time at Spec as an adjustment to Columbia.
Lanbo Zhang on the unexpected and the unexplainable path that he followed to college, and to Spec.
Daniela Quintanilla on why she joined Spectator and the persistence and excellence of her fellow Speccies.
Because I had the words “and I’m a reporter for the Columbia Spectator” to follow, I could proudly first say the words, “My name is Gina Lee.”
Being a part of Spectator has brought me closer to the intensely dedicated, sharp, and passionate students who work in Spectator’s numerous sections.
Through engaging with the world and seeking out others’ stories, I learned to appreciate journalism as a mosaic of thoughts, experiences, and facts.
It turns out that there’s always a person or two who can teach you something new, who loves the same things as you but approaches them differently.
Former Design Editor Maya Fegan considers how Spectator's changing print schedule will influence its community.