From The Editors 10-13-06

20061020-luke.jpgDear Community,

Friday the 13th has reared its ugly head in October this year, 699 years to the day from the when this date first earned its infamy. Some of you may notice the shield of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon adorning this week’s masthead, and the last words of the Grandmaster above it all. You may also notice a strange, breasted goat somewhere within the pages of this week’s issue. The creature is a Baphomet*, which some contend is a representation of the Mother Goddess, and it is the worship of this icon which led to the arrest, torture, and execution of hundreds of Templar Knights in France on Friday, October 13th 1307.

I cannot elaborate to deeply on the mythos of Friday the 13th, but I thought it important to mention the original events behind the superstition we observe today, and to provide some context for the symbolism found in this issue. If you want to learn more, or if you want to wildly hypothesize about the fate of the Templar treasure, I’ll be glad to talk your ear off.

Good Luck today community,

Luke C. Brennan, esq.

20061020-foster.jpgDear Community, I want to start by apologizing for the end of last week’s letter. I understand how it is offensive, and for that I am sorry.

I also want to clarify that letters to the community to editors can be anonymous. Also, we do not censor DeClassifieds. The Haiku format does not limit what you can say, only how you say it – i.e. 17 syllable tercets. We do accept multiple, related Haiku and will do our best to print them in the order we get them.

I want to thank everyone who has been working for the Record this term. You’ve all been great. Also, I want to thank those students who have been elected to AdCil and ComCil for their dedication. Finally, thanks is due to the community for the support given to the Record.

Not much space left for me to fill here. I have laundry to do.

Foster Neill
Layout Editor