Nolton co-founder Nick Oliveto reflects on the successes of the past year and reaches out to thank the readers whose continued interest has allowed The Nolton to grow.
The end of the school year is a time for retrospection. It is a time to celebrate accomplishments and reflect on mistakes. The Nolton would like to conclude its second volume in the same spirit. his issue marks the eleventh consecutive publication and much has happened in those twenty-two weeks. Over the course of the school year, The Nolton has managed to bring a thoughtful and lively debate of nonpartisan opinions on national and international affairs to the campus. This effect remains The Nolton’s chief purpose for publication. The Nolton is proud to have facilitated student and faculty debate and to have featured the work of both faculty members, like Professor Radulovitch, and students, like Columns editor Bryan Bumgardner and student body president Meagan Gibson.
The Nolton has expanded into the internet. Last semester we released The Nolton on the popular networking website Facebook, a social media extension for anyone to read articles and share comments directly with the authors. The debate occurring on campus moved online! Continuing in this same vein, we are proud to announce the latest addition to The Nolton’s growing online footprint. TheNolton.com is the latest feature of our ongoing efforts to share analysis and debate. It includes an archive of articles from previous issues, ways offer comments, share articles on Facebook, and even submit articles of your own for publication. TheNolton.com is the product of Robert Haines and Matt Owens, two computer science majors. These features could never be offered without their creativity and skill. We hope you enjoy them and find they are useful.
The last, and most important, accomplishment of The Nolton this year has been the positive response of our readers. For this we thank each one of you for your enthusiasm, support, and readership. The Nolton exists to inform readers and elicit response. Without your support The Nolton would be little more than an exercise in narcissistic self-satisfaction. We hope for your continued support and readership. Look forward to more of The Nolton next year, as the publication has been funded by the Social Sciences Department. The Nolton relies on the support of others to continue publishing thoughtful opinions, so please thank any professor from this department for demonstrating a willingness to support debate on campus. This issue marks the end of The Nolton’s second volume. Thank you again for your help in getting The Nolton this far. We will not publish during the summer months, but we hope you continue your interest in the fall.