Editorses-ins-chiefses Ameya Krishnamoorthy 2015-2017 Ameya was nothing if not enthusiasm incarnate. Ideas bubbled forth from him, he had graphic design vision as well as writerly style. What what we lacked during his tenure was a really dedicated crew. We were loaded with people who kept saying they would do this and do that, and then they got mad at us when we asked them, as the deadline approached, if they were going to do this and do that. (Don't get me wrong--there were a few amazingly productive people, but it was a very small core). The tone of Nothing changed quite a lot with Ameya in charge. We entered a new awareness of ourselves in the world, and worked to bring the world into Nothing. Ameya's biggest achievement was galvanizing the school and sparking a discussion, a heated debate, and occasionally a near-violent engagement concerning the refugee crisis, which at that time was at its peak. I didn't do well by Ameya, and he did his absolute best. I had a year where I was burnt out and needed to take a step back, and I told the team, which was at its smallest point in our history, that if they could prove to me they wanted the magazine to happen, I'd find time. This was a disservice to Ameya, yet he managed to galvanize the crew into a few issues. Sadly, this was prelude to the beginning of the end, and for that, I take responsibility. Ameya: my apologies. Thank you for everything you did. When Mr. Healy told me that Nothing was ending, I was sadly not very surprised. It had been weaning off in the year that I left it, and all good things must come to an end – cliché in the second line, great. That is not to say, however, that I wasn’t disappointed. Being a writer, and eventually editor, for Nothing was a really exciting experience for me. It started off with writing film reviews for all the films I went to watch (alone -- I was a bit sad in MYP), which eventually led into me becoming editor, making the magazine a ground for political pieces and inciting school-wide debate on the refugee crisis (not the greatest idea, in retrospect, given how heated that got for a bit). The point of this isn’t to toot my own horn (OK, maybe a little bit), but to highlight that Nothing was an avenue for me to express myself, sharpen my ability to write and argue, become an effective communicator, and, most importantly, think critically, as I went through school. All of those skills were not just things to flower up my personal statement for university, either; they are skills I use every day, in academia and my extracurriculars. Overall, being part of Nothing was a formative experience that set me up well for the future, and also helped me negotiate who I was as a person and what I stood for. There’re not many societies that can do that, and it’s a pity that Nothing won’t be there to do that anymore. Who knows? Maybe, someday, there’ll be another set of kids looking to make a school magazine, and, maybe, they’ll be clever d***s and call it “Something” – just saying, that idea’s been bounced around a lot. Until then, goodbye.