Letters from the Editor-in-Chief

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

News changes drastically from one minute to the next. Just a few days ago, incumbent Raphael Warnock defeated Herschel Walker in the Georgia run-off Senate race, marking the conclusion of a tense election season and solidifying Democratic control of the U.S. Senate. Even more recently Brittney Griner, an American WNBA player, was released from a Russian prison in return for the United States releasing Viktor Bout, a notorious arms dealer, back to Russia. And these dramatic shifts occur not just on the national and international stage, but in our daily lives as we see with all of the college early action and early decision notifications this month. One day, a college senior may be looking into a seemingly unfathomable, amorphous future, not having a clear picture of what life will be like next year, or even where that life will be, and the next day a college acceptance may come and provide a gift of clarity and concreteness. It’s a good reminder that although one day may seem dark, a ray of light may pierce that darkness the very next day. This is one of the messages that the Bring Change 2 Mind Club is working to promote here at BBHS, and I applaud their work and their efforts to bring attention and empathy to mental health struggles.
As we prepare to celebrate the holidays and turn the page to a new year, I hope we all try to be mindful that everyone needs an ally when the days are difficult, and that a spark of joy and light may be just around the corner, ready to change your perspective on everything.