Editorials are always a little too self-congratulatory for my taste. To be honest, until this year I’d never bothered to read one.
That’s not to say they don’t have a purpose, so, if you’ll excuse me the indulgence, here’s a few lines on Why We I Do It.
Editing can be a lot of fun, you have the opportunity to publish things and to every week get bombarded with stories you’d never have thought of reading or writing yourself.
Of course, it’s not all fun. Every week we spend our weekends toiling away in a subterranean office to try and bring you something you might pick up, and, every week readers—well, mostly student politicians—throw it back in our face with disgust. Rinse and repeat.
We I really do believe in the value of Honi, though. There are few other publications where you can find the diversity we try to bring you each week. This week you’ll read about going to court for standing up for your beliefs, about finding a house in Sydney as an international student, you’ll learn about jet-setting racehorses, and the cables that bring internet across the seas and into your home. That is, if you can be bothered.
Of course I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was also proud of my contribution this week—for the past few months I’ve been neck-deep in financial records and company structures to bring you the story behind about how the Sports Union and a University Foundation are run. In writing the story I was told “It is not really any of your business”, and sent a bagful of legal threats. I hope it’s worth it.
If not, there’s always next week.
 Note to my fellow editors—you’re the exceptions that prove the rule, I promise.