Dear Detour Reader

Dear Detour Reader,

First of all, we want to say thank you for reading our work over the past year.

Our dedicated writers and editors work hard to put forth the best content we can, and in a year’s time, we rebuilt Detour into a stronger and more relevant publication better suited to reflect our passions, as well as those of the community. Through regular new content, coffee handouts, and movie showings—not to mention a drastically improved social media presence—we’ve built a young community here on campus that works towards self-expression and holding conversations on the parts of life that matter most to you.

A year ago, we didn’t have printed magazines we could hand out to readers. In fact, most people didn’t even know who we were, or what we stood for. Today, we get a steady flow of reader-generated content, and have diversified our platform to include audio and visual submissions. We’ve shared conversations with you on topics ranging from depression and terrorism to love and family, and because of that we’ve grown as community driven to leave an impact on the world around us.

As this year closes and we begin to celebrate various holidays with those nearest to us, we want to share with you stories of genuine families and communities taken from our own experiences. We hope you enjoy them, and can contribute stories of your own to us in both the immediate and not-too-distant future.

Again, thank you so much for your time and support. You’ve helped us make Detour a stronger and more relevant publication, and we can’t wait to see what you accomplish with us in the upcoming New Year.

On behalf of the entire Detour staff, I hope you have a safe and merry winter break and a wonderful New Year.

Always Yours,

Dave Martin

Editor-in-Chief, Detour

Class of 2016