Letter From the Editor
In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” I have been pondering this quote as we have finally gotten back into the full swing of the fall semester, with the weight of the spring and summer still heavy on our shoulders. Although starting over is impossible, I am enchanted by this idea of a fresh slate, presenting us with the opportunity to better our past selves and the world around us. It is from this hope that our October theme, Reformation, was born.
The Teller has reformed greatly in these past months. Our magazine is fortunate to have the ability to operate completely virtually for the fall 2020 semester to maximize accessibility for students. While there has been a steep learning curve in adjusting to the online environment, we recognize the importance of offering an outlet for creative expression and inspiring content for our readership during these difficult times.
In other news, I am extraordinarily excited to announce that, as of the end of the spring semester, The Teller is officially a chartered, independent SUNY New Paltz organization! You can now find us on Engage and those who are involved are able to add us to their co-curricular transcripts. Incredible as this promotion is, it means far more to us than a title, looking back on two years of rapid progress facilitated by passionate, dedicated team members, contributors and readers.
I have the extreme privilege of serving as The Teller’s new editor-in-chief, humbly following in the footsteps of Founder and Former Editor-in-Chief Cloey Callahan. It is thanks to her perseverance that The Teller has become the organization I am so proud to represent.
I hope you enjoy our first issue of the semester! I wish you happy new beginnings.