Oh, is it time for my article now? Here we go, I guess.
I’ve been working with publishing and print pretty seriously since my first year of high school. While I had been reluctant two years ago when Nick asked me to take this position, I am very glad I said yes. This will be my last year on The Bolt and at Concordia, and while it is time for us to move on, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity he provided me with. Nick and I had been close friends before we started this venture together, and I couldn’t have asked for a better editor and boss. There was never a moment in which he didn’t make me feel like an equal partner in our little printed monstrosity. I would like to take this time to thank him for staying by my side all those late nights, singing songs, throwing things, being patient, shouting headlines, putting up with my crazy ideas, all the while creating a bunch of his own. I would also like to thank Miranda for catching all my mistakes this past year and a half and staying with me for some equally crazy nights. She gets a little loopy when she’s tired and that has never failed to provide entertainment both in and out of The Bolt’s office. I wish the best of luck to the new Editing team of The Bolt, and my only real advice for you three is to try your best to become as close and Nick, Miranda, and I have. It’s not just a paper when your heart is in it with your friends. Cherish every corny moment.
Now that we’ve all had a good cry, I suppose I should talk about what the heck is going on in this issue. For those of you who don’t know – starting last year, once a year, The Bolt editors take a trip down memory lane with the Lutheran Historical Institute and Dr. Grant W. Grams who facilitates the archival of important Concordia artifacts. This year we went back to 1978 when The Bolt was known as the “Aurora Borealis”. Luckily (or not so-) we stumbled upon the famed issued reporting of the great fire in Alumni Hall. So there you go – a walk down memory lane and small refresher on fire safety. You’re welcome, Concordia.
You can view the entire issue from 1978 online at theboltnews.com.