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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Welcome to The Daily Campus’s 2022 Graduation Issue! Every year, we make an issue dedicated to the graduating class. The Class of 2022 has been through a lot since arriving to UConn: for many, the COVID-19 pandemic hit halfway through sophomore year, leaving the rest of college uncertain. But, the Class of 2022 has survived the pandemic and become stronger because of it. This is the class responsible for bringing UConn back from the early days of COVID when we were all afraid of leaving our houses. The Class of 2022 has accomplished some great things, and you have a lot to be proud of.

This issue is especially for our Daily Campus seniors, from members who started four years ago to those who just started this semester. You’ve all put many hours into tracking down sources for stories, meticulous copy editing, sorting through hundreds of photos, adjusting fonts in InDesign so everything fits just right, workshopping articles, holding meetings, sending emails, and much more. Your efforts this year have made this whole operation possible. To all those who spent some of their precious time at UConn in the Daily Campus: thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you.

"The Daily Campus erased my aimlessness."

"The memories of singing, dancing, crying, laughing and overall being chaotic college kids producing a newspaper every night of the week will live on in my Snapchat memories, my hard drive and, of course, my heart."

"After four years of faithful service to the University of Connecticut’s independent student-run newspaper and its best section, I can wholeheartedly attest that Life is good."

"Thank you to The Daily Campus for letting me speak now."

"I can only hope that another hesitant freshman will find their way into The Daily Campus building, and find a place where they can develop their talents that makes the big UConn campus a little homier."

"It’s time for the last go round at this — the victory lap starts now."

"The Daily Campus is unique in that for all of the time and effort we put in, we actually have something to show for it, each and every day. That is rare, and that is special."

"That is all I have ever wanted as a writer throughout my time at The Daily Campus: to make people feel happy."

"I began writing for the Life section my junior year. The only regret I have is that I didn’t start sooner."

"I think my experience at the University of Connecticut would have sucked without The Daily Campus."

"The Daily Campus was in many ways a blessing, but the one that trumps everything is me finding the comfort to live truly and freely in my own skin, and shout who I am from a flagpole if I needed to."

"When someone asks me why I love this job so much, writing about sports, I don’t think I have the words to give a true answer."

"I don’t really know how I got here, but I’m glad I’ve stumbled to where I am."