Welcome back to the new semester!
MonGa’s first issue of our term came out a couple of days ago and in between pushing the copies to various students and trying to come up ways to get people to see that we even exist, we have been gathering feedback about the issue. Most acquaintances would say that they thought it colourful or nice, and our closer friends would point out the typos and low-res photos that came out wonky here and there but for the random stranger on campus, whose thoughts we would most like to hear, it’s a bit difficult to get hold of them without ending up scaring them away.
So it was with good cheer that we greeted this particular anonymous feedback.
See despite the fact that this was hardly constructive (since it doesn’t specify what is precisely bad about it), it does show that at least somewhere out there among the hordes of students just going about their daily lives, someone who doesn’t know any one of us Editors actually cares. They cared enough to go through the issue and decide promptly that it is bad and that “[we] should feel bad”.
We are so inspired by this random act of kindness that we would like to extend the opportunity for other people to commit a similar but slightly more constructive form of kindness. You, yes you, we value your opinion so please, get to writing and comment at the bottom of this post here on what you think of the latest issue of MonGa and particularly, what you think we should improve on for our next and final issue of our term.
To sweeten the deal, we’re even making a draw out of it, you’ll get a Starbucks card if you win the draw (or if you’re the only person to make a comment, you win it automatically). But to have your comment be public, you are required to make it using your student email address and include your actual name.
You know how we tend to feel powerless about many issues in life and just end up merely complaining to our friends? Maybe it’s because we don’t know where to turn to or haven’t actually thought through the precise things that need to be carried out to effect viable change.
We thought the same and that’s why we got into office wanting to make Monashians more involved and to speak up about issues and things that matter. We provide the platform for your voices and in turn, we hope that this will drive more students to think, speak, write, create and actively participate in the student life here. If you’re inspired to leave a comment about our quality here, we hope the writing process will also inspire you to produce creative work that can be featured here or even in the next issue of MonGa. Do contact us.