Letter From The Editor: Issue One, Volume 55

Photo: Hazel Garde

Photo: Hazel Garde

Hello Glendonites!

My name is Camille Slaght and I’m the Editor In Chief of Pro Tem for the 2016-2017 school year. I’m a fourth year student double majoring in French Studies and Political Science and this year I hope to connect with all of the wonderful writers, photographers, illustrators and readers here at Glendon. I grew up in Toronto but did all my schooling in the French system so I am fluent in both French and English. As a Francophone, I love to receive French submissions. Pro Tem is a great platform to develop your writing skills in French and in English and I can’t wait to read what you all have to say.

Seeing as this is the first issue of the year, I will tell you a little bit about this newspaper. First and foremost, this is your newspaper. Pro Tem is a student-run bilingual publication that accepts contributions from all York students, faculty and Alumni. We are interested in all kinds of submissions, from movie reviews and opinion pieces to poetry and illustrations. Pro Tem includes the following sections: Campus Life, Issues & Ideas, Arts & Entertainment, Metropolis, and Expressions. How do you submit an article? Simply send it to me at editor@protemglendon.com. If you have an idea for an article you’d like to write but aren’t sure about how to go about it, don’t hesitate to send me an email. Most submissions we receive average around 500-800 words

Pro Tem would like to invite you to our Launch Party! We will be celebrating the publication of our first issue of the 16-17 year October 12th at 7:30pm in Lunik Co-op, located in the manor. The event will be in cooperation with Late Night Lunik. I will be giving a brief speech, followed by Glendon Prof and Ted Talk Speaker, Jennifer Sipos-Smith. Speeches will be followed by a musical performance by Glendon student, Ali Khan, during which guests will be invited to mingle and meet the Pro Tem team. We will be serving complimentary snacks, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the bar throughout the evening.

I hope your first few weeks of classes have you feeling excited about what the year holds! Embrace the fact that you are in a liberal arts college full of writers. When the assignments pile up and the weather gets colder, don’t forget that you can find refuge in writing. It is often something that we do not make the time for as busy university students, so it is very important to encourage and inspire your fellow writers. Our next deadlines to submit are Friday October 14th and Friday October 28th. You can check us out online at www.protemgl.com and follow us on Facebook and twitter @protemgl, I look forward to meeting you at our Launch Party!

With love,

Camille