Editorses-ins-chiefses This is a tribute to the people who led the magazine down all its various paths. Sometimes they worked hard, sometimes they disappeared completely, sometimes we had a lot of laughs, and sometimes we had very different ideas about what the magazine should be, but in the end it was always theirs, for better or worse: the vision and the product was truly theirs. Without them, there would have been... well, nothing, but the kind of nothing that's not a magazine. Just the empty space where a school magazine wanted to be. Where it will reside, I suppose, after this issue. Each of these editors left a distinct mark on Nothing, and I am glad to have had the privilege of working so closely with such relatively fine people. These are the heroes. Kristian Csepcsar 2010-2012 One day towards the end of the 2010-11 school year Kristian approached me with his idea for a school magazine, knowing I was wanting to put together a sort of journalism/media club. He had wanted to make a magazine anyway, with or without school sanctioning, but figured if it were official then it might actually happen. The following school year we called for anyone who wanted to be a part of it. About 20 people showed up to that first meeting, which at that time was like 47% of the school population, and it was at least 19 more than we expected. We were pretty bowled over by this. There was a lot of enthusiasm in that room, but we all knew it was Kristian's show. Everyone brought something to that meeting, and through a lot of after-hours communicating via this archaic thing called a Facebook Group page -- I mean, A LOT of time -- a core handful of us ran a hilarious (to us) poster campaign to prepare the population to have their minds blown (they had no idea what it meant -- just posters with quotations about nothing on them, like "Nothing else matters" and stuff like that) and a month and a half after that first meeting Kristian led us to the printed publication of the first ever issue of Nothing Magazine. He led us beyond and set the tone for everything the magazine would be hereafter. Kristian: it was a blast. Thank you. Nothing was great. Would I do it again? For sure. Would I do it differently? Definitely. So here is a piece of advice for future editors who may reincarnate Nothing one day… The creativity of the group was beyond my expectations. Just put creative and motivated people in one room and let them create things beyond your expectations. Nevertheless, the final form of Nothing was not efficient enough. It should have been a Facebook page (or similar format) from the very beginning. Written word, video, images – everything can be shared there too but there is one crucial difference. Interaction – share it, like it, hate it. Formats such as FB drive interactions far better than a PDF sent to your e-mail… like all those boring newsletters which we usually don’t even open and delete them straight away. The content was top-notch, the form was too boring. Don’t make the same mistake. Anyways, a bit of history. The name was born here: Some advice to take away: Always vote and don’t panic about Maturia, it’s almost a formality. Revealed: Nothing's name's origin story!