It’s hard to believe that this is the last issue of our tenure as Eye editors. After 24 issues—12 in print and 12 online—countless late nights, and an ongoing transition from print to online, we are proud, exhausted, and excited to see what happens next. Thank you to all of our readers for tuning in each week, and appreciating the silly and the serious; to all of our writers and artists for making the magazine what it is; and to all of our editors for their incredible work. From stories of black students being policed by Columbia’s Public Safety, women of color not included in campus dialogues on sexual assault, and first-generation students at an elite university, The Eye has been at the forefront of campus journalism, telling stories that would not otherwise be told on campus. We look forward to even more of this, even more humor, and even more art in semesters to come.
In honor of our last issue, we decided to follow an Eye tradition by highlighting our staff’s best moments of 2014—and by moments, we mean everything from this year’s best smartphone app and album to the best Carefree Black Girl (FYI, it’s not Solange).