EDITORIAL: Memories from Norovirus to an election

by | Apr 21, 2017 | Editorial

By: ETC Staff

It is our last edition, and what a ride it has been.

There were a few incidents that happened involving Humber that reflected negatively for the school this semester, like the norovirus outbreak that left more than 200 students sick, as this publication reported. Every major news outlet in Toronto picked up the story, making the topic one of the most talked-about on-campus events in recent memory. This was going on at the same time as the infamous Humber cockroach incident, in which a bug was filmed scurrying out of the North campus cafeteria, scarring some students from eating on campus ever again.

This year’s IGNITE elections, despite the perennially low turnout rate, was one of the more interesting events to follow. Presidential winner Maja Jocson, the Vice President of Student Affairs at University of Guelph-Humber, and Lance Constantine, Vice President of Student Affairs at North, showed some animosity to each other during the debate at North campus, giving the election a dynamic storyline.

A low point for the semester was when Greg Dennis, a Humber journalism contract teacher, was arrested in March on charges of possessing child pornography. Many of us on the Et Cetera team had Dennis as an instructor previously, making the story one of the more difficult news items we had to cover.

Overall, this semester has been a great learning experience for the Et Cetera team. Even as we all go our separate ways in life, the experiences we have attained from this paper will stick with us forever.

We would like to thank all our readers who took time from their busy lives to read our work. It’s greatly appreciated, and we wish you all the best.

Have a great summer vacation everyone.