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Editor's Note

Appropriate for February, isn’t it? It’s true, we’re quite clever. Though this issue doesn’t offer you any love or sex tips (how could we top last year’s, ahem, blow-by-blow courtesy of Genny and Rory?) we do take a look at student action. Whether you were out in the street dancing and chanting or following our live coverage and online video, Feb. 1 was a big day for King’s students. We have the full rundown, plus we ask questions about the best way to get things done
We’ve been taking action here at The Watch, too. At our latest general meeting, we made some changes to our constitution. The most important amendment was finally defining the role of the board of publishers. The board (with the new changes, voting members are a journalism faculty rep, our publisher, three students, and Union Financial VP) is tasked with making sure we spend your levy well. They do this not by making any judgements on editorial content, but by keeping an eye on finances and administration. What does that mean? It means the KSU, though they sit on the board, doesn’t decide what we print. Not even close. It’s important to have different constituents represented on our board, including that one.
This magazine is a student space. May we suggest using it for your own action? Journalism, we’re told, plays an important role in a democracy—asking questions allows for openness and informed decision-making.
We’d love you to ask with us.
Evey and Char

By David J. Shuman

David is a second-year journalism student at King's, is engagement/news editor of The Watch, and a copy editor of The Pigeon. He writes on student politics, campus happenings, and school news. 

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