2012: New beginnings

The Signal’s editors are feeling optimistic about the new year and prepare to make it a great one by creating their own list of resolutions. (AP Photo)

A recurring theme in some of the stories from this week’s issue is the topic of New Year’s resolutions, or beginning the semester with a fresh start. For this reason, The Signal’s editorial staff came up with some goals of its own. Feel free to follow in our footsteps!

Although I’ve never made a New Year’s resolution, I have decided to make a new semester’s resolution. This semester I plan to procrastinate less, cut myself some slack and schedule in some time to relax. I hope to eliminate as much stress from my life as possible and not sweat the small stuff.
– Kelly Johnson, News Editor

My New Year’s resolution is to somehow get ready for the “real world” before I graduate in May. It’s a pretty scary world out there, and I’ve got to get myself ready to leave the cozy comfort of the College and get into the whole adulthood thing.
– Alex Wolfe, Sports Editor

Here are my New Year resolutions: to read a book every two weeks, to do community service and to have no resolutions next year.
– Andrew Miller, Nation & World Editor

My New Year’s resolution is to not succumb to peer pressure and engage, reluctantly, in eating contests courtesy of our Managing Editor. I also plan to preserve my points and not blow through 150 in the first month back. On a more serious note, I want to achieve all of the goals I have set out for myself this semester. It’s going to take a lot of work and effort, but well worth it in the end.
– Julia Corbett, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Since I’m graduating this May, I made a resolution to figure out what I want to do with the next phase of my life. I have yet to accomplish this.
– Brianna Gunter, Editor-in-Chief

I’d like to stay focused this semester by creating goals for myself and pursuing them. At the same time, I want to make time for things I enjoy and get the most out of college while I still can. How am I already a junior?!
– Jamie Primeau, Managing Editor

My New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking cigarettes. I also want to exercise more and start hiking again. I would also like to go to a Yankees baseball game with my dad.
– Tom Ciccone, News Editor

I say buck the trend. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions; I take time to seriously consider who I am and who I want to be. Don’t randomly go to the gym or eat only salads for two weeks, that’s cliché. Instead, figure out what you want and take realistic steps to get there, that’s what I’m going to do.
– Brendan McGrath, Features Editor