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Editor's Note

It’s been a heavy news semester.

We at the Watch certainly haven’t wanted for material. The halls of King’s have been buzzing with it. And we’ve got more for you: student protests, an independent student radio station, and a rugby team holding its own in the university league. And King’s students never seem to get less interesting, like Michael Wilson, who biked for eight hours straight to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
While we like writing the news, we don’t so much like being the news. But there has been some talk around a certain letter we printed in our last issue. So we’d like to address that here.
As Adrian Lee mentions in his letter, we printed a note from Vice President Kim Keirans in the last issue, in which she criticised an article in the Watch and questioned several facts. We did not include a response. We’re going to go ahead and say that we probably should have—especially since the perception was not what we’d hoped. We learned from that. We will move forward as better editors for it.
Rachel Ward has been, and continues to be a highly valued Watch contributor. We stand by her. Unfortunately, her work in the last issue (Appealing to a Higher Power, Oct 2011) was overshadowed by the letter. We encourage everyone to go back and take a look, and congratulate her on a job well done, as we would like to do, now.
Finally, we do take the work of creating the Watch extremely seriously. This institution is incredibly important to the life of the King’s community, as we’ve noted before (see our Eds. Note, Sept 2011), and as we believe shows in the issues we’ve created. We have, and want to continue to, tell the stories of the community and ask the questions that need asking. With an exciting semester behind us and another around the corner, we owe you that much, at least.
If you love the way we love (or bitch), let us know:
Evey and Charlotte.

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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