Saturday, 10 December 2016

MUSINGS GOES INTO HIBERNATION

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

BY NATANIA SHERMAN

Thank you all for following Musings this fall. Today’s article marks the end of the Fall 2016 posting season. We are going into hibernation in order to give our writers a much needed break.  Musings will be going on hiatus from December 10th, 2016 until January 9th, 2017 when classes begin for the Winter semester. No posts will be published during this time.

We're going into hibernation so we can wear ugly sweaters and drink tea. Marvellous indeed!
Since it's the season to be sentimental, I though I'd give you a short recap of the year Musings had. Musings returned full-time in September 2016 with a team of 22 contributors: 10 first year and 12 second year students. This amazing team brought their own unique point of view to the blog, creating 7 new columns in 2016 including: Alumni Check-in, A-Muse Bouche, (Fun)draising, Heritage Moments, Musings Abroad, She’s My Muse and Toronto Stories. Musings was present at the annual Ignite event held by returning mmst students who had completed internships this summer, visited the OMA conference and had a presence at many MMST events as well.

We hope you have an amazing holiday no matter what you celebrate!
While our contributors take a must-needed vacation, I encourage you to re-visit Musings’ archive of over 550 articles by MMSt students. When I look back at the content that Musings has published over the years, I am always astounded by the depth and breadth of the material that MMSt students choose to write about. Musings writers tackle everything from new technology to food in museums. If there is one thing to be thankful for this holiday season, it is that the iSchool community is so conducive to helping students pursue their interests, whether it’s food, fundraising, or fashion. If you're looking for a place to start, here are some articles written by students this semester:

1. With holiday parties on the horizon, Maya shows us how to put the Fun into Fundraising.

2. Kristen's Conservation Flowchart is going to be a much used resource for years to come.

3. Chris explores the heritage issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline in Parts I and II of his series Representing Identity and Bulldozing Sites.

4. If it's quiet contemplation you need, Tabitha walks us through her interpretation of a contemporary art exhibition by Jeff Nye.

Now, before I leave you to your holiday reading, allow me to wish you, Dear Readers, a safe and happy holiday season, however you choose to celebrate. I’m looking forward to returning in the new year bright eyed and bushy tailed with new and exciting content.

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