Hello readers, Pacific Union College has been quite the happening place for the past few weeks, and I want to use this space to update anyone who has been too busy to notice all the goings on here on the Holy Hill.

First, congratulations to President Robert Cushman who was formally inaugurated last Friday, April 20, in the PUC Church. He is the 23rd president of Pacific Union College and now has a sweet gold chain to prove it. If you missed the inauguration, we have a great article that summarizes the festivities just a few pages away.

I wanted to personally thank Cushman for being the most available and quickest responder to any and all of our interview requests. It really makes article writing easier when we can count on our president to be ready at a moment’s notice to give his hot takes on the most recent of occurrences. Thank you, and as we have said many times before, best of luck. You have done a fabulous job as a leader on this campus so far, and we continue to pray for you and your wife’s success here at PUC.

Second, as you all know, I am graduating this year (cue celebratory exultations). This means I will no longer be the head honcho here at the Chronicle (sad violins and sobbing). However, I am pleased to announce we have found a successor who will be nothing but successful as Editor-in-Chief next year.

I would like to thank Bethany Erb, one of our very own writers, for being willing to take the helm and steer the Campus Chronicle to new and exciting horizons. The last issue we print this school year will be her debut. She is already beginning her search for staff members, so if you are interested in writing/ copyediting/layout for the 2018- 2019 school year, please stay tuned for more information.

Third, thank you everyone who has been dropping questions and suggestions into our “advice box” in the Grind. We hope to have the advice column up and running again very, very soon. Also, if any of the articles really strike a chord or get you thinking, I would love to feature any letters to the editor I may receive.

I have not had any feedback this year from students, but I am always available at dmgrigore@ puc.edu. Or, if you would prefer anonymity, please write something and drop it in the advice box. I am ecstatic to hear from one of our loyal readers.

That is all I have to say. Enjoy this issue and thanks for reading.

Daniel Grigore, Editor-in-Chief