Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Storm Before the Storm

It's your friendly neighborhood editor again! As we approach finals week in.. well, literally, a week, instructors and professors are clamoring to put in that last test or quiz while those who have done their work prepare for the inevitable and those who haven't... prepare for inevitable. I hope you find yourself in the former category, because for yours truly, mine is a mixed bag. I will easily earn an A in only one class while I can safely say I'll get a B in two more, though the other two will likely be a solid C.

Work hard while you're in college, everyone, because if you don't, then what's the point in it? I know I'm biased in that I am a stick in the mud so you should take my advice with a grain of salt, but I live life under the impression that we should do all the hard stuff now- earn a degree, learn, prepare for the future financially, and establish our careers - not jobs - while we're young so we can enjoy a satisfying and happy life in the future. I think too many people think in their heads "Eww, 30 years old? That's old!" I guarantee you, those same people will struggle in their 30s, 40s, and possibly 50s to establish a stable life. Don't be one of them.

Let me fill you in on some Chrysalis news though: We're still awaiting final printouts for the publication but it has been quite some time since we sent it out. We're currently biting our nails in anticipation but alas, we have no say in how long the printing process is, so we cannot give you a firm date, but we've all done our part so far and promise you all once it releases you will be able to brag to all your friends and family of your publications!

For now, I urge you all to focus on schoolwork and finish your courses with at least a C or better, and don't be afraid to ask your instructors or professors for help! It's late, though you will find them much more willing to work with you all than you would think.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Emerging of the Chrysalis

Hello all!

I would like to apologize for my extremely long hiatus. It appears my last post denoting the end of my short R&R period this semester did not quite explain the levity of the situations this year has challenged me with. Let me fill you in what you've been waiting for though-- Chrysalis info:

We've already submitted the Chrysalis sometime ago to the publishers who have been hard at work turning all your hard work into reality. At this point it's just a waiting game, but do not worry as we chose a very reliable publisher with good turnaround times.

I mentioned earlier how we were short-staffed and that hasn't exactly changed. While, thankfully, with the Chrysalis completed and in the process of being printed, we haven't had need of a large staff. Still, an unintended consequence of that has been the delay of "secondary" tasks, such as notifying all users of their acceptance and rejection, cleaning up large swaths of files and organizing the Chrysalis office in general. Thankfully, I had finished a large project for my education class, have no upcoming tests within the next couple days (just next week only) and I can scrounge up some free time from my non-existent social life.

We will be trying to advertise the Chrysalis in the next couple weeks in anticipation of the book's imminent arrival. By all means, please tell your friends or family that it will be coming soon! You will be seeing posters around all the campuses as well.

Let me, again, apologize for my very long delay and inability to fulfill all of my obligations. You all are great writers, artists, and photographers. Seriously. We, at the Chrysalis, have many plans for next year's release already in store as well as tons of ideas on how to improve ourselves (mainly me) when it comes to addressing our fans, finishing all work on time, and working more efficiently.

If any of you have any questions, fee free to ask us or email chrysalis@epcc.edu

Until then, good luck in your jobs/classes/secret-superhero-lives!