When I started at Woroni two years ago I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. My reasons for applying to be a content sub-editor were simple:
1) I wanted to meet people outside of my college;
2) I really wanted to write about the arts; and
3) I was a smartarse and did the application and testing to prove that I was pretty good at editing.
I could not have foreseen back then the incredible growth and change in the organisation, and even the growth and change I have gone through over this time.
I am so proud to have contributed to Woroni. It has given me opportunities to learn, has supported me in my growth and has given me a wealth of experiences. I am so proud of the family which is fostered within Woroni. Some of my best friendships have been fostered here, I have met the most incredible people, and they have supported through some dark moments. I am so proud of Woroni. For all of its imperfections and insecurities it always strives to tell student stories, and thereby colour-in the canvas of campus.
I close this chapter of my university experience, and my life, feeling much the same as when I finish reading a copy of this magazine: I have experienced a whole array of emotions, have been exposed to new perspectives and have been inspired by the talent of all who were involved.
Ben Lawrence – Signing off as Deputy Editor-in-Chief
We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Woroni, Woroni Radio and Woroni TV are created, edited, published, printed and distributed. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and emerging. We acknowledge that the name Woroni was taken from the Wadi Wadi Nation without permission, and we are striving to do better for future reconciliation.