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The Mass Media

Letter from the Editor

Welcome back to the home stretch here on Harbor Point and I hope you all had a restful and/or productive break.  With crocuses just beginning to bloom in my front yard, I think I may be ready to officially declare spring sprung.  It’s time to shake off those winter doldrums and dive headfirst into outdoor activities.  There are numerous scenic views around Boston that emerge with the sun, and some of the best ones are right here on campus.  While the Point may seem like a veritable wasteland in the winter, the warmer weather brings beautiful beaches as well as the glistening expanse and lapping waves of the harbor as it too wakes up.  Take a stroll with your special someone along the Harbor walk and just take in the natural beauty you never knew was right here at your fingertips.Also springing into high gear this time of year are the Student Government Elections, which are looking to be some of the most contentious and close, but also well run and organized ever seen on this campus.  In fact, for the very first time, you the students will make the call on who steps into the presidency, as the presidential voting is being opened up to the general population.  Both candidates are very strong and qualified, so make sure to make your vote count as it may be the deciding one.  The Student Trustee seat is also up for election, and although you may not know what the Trustee does, they are your best and only advocate to fight the powers of a Board that may not always have your best interest at heart.  Here too you should choose you champion wisely.  Get to know all of the candidates running for these seats on the following page.Sports this week keeps with our spring theme by documenting the unmitigated success of the seasons that were for the hockey program.  While both teams eventually fell in their respective tournaments, it was a landmark year for a program that has been left out in the cold on occasion but has nothing but clear skies ahead. All that’s left is to reload, restock, and rest up for next season.  The off-season should also give women’s head Coach Maura Crowell a chance to polish her hard-earned and much deserved ECAC Coach of the Year Trophy!  Congrats Coach!Finally, while you may celebrate the birth of a new season with some beach barbecuing and cold brews, our team of international scribes and travelers will take you inside the rites of Spring in other parts of the world.  Our cover story, featured in this week’s spread, will take you from the fiery Persian New Year to the wildly colorful Indian festival of Holi, all from the comfort of your chair.Soak in the rays while you can and we’ll catch y’all next week. Sincerely,Ben WhelanEditor-In-Chief

About the Contributor
Ben Whelan served for the following positions at The Mass Media for the following years: Editor-in-Chief: Spring 2009; 2009-2010. News Editor: Spring 2008; Fall 2008 Sports Editor: 2006-2007