Reflections As I get closer to publishing this issue, I come to a better understanding of what all this was about and what it has meant to so many people. First, I was surprised by the reaction from so many past contributors when I wrote to them about shutting the magazine down and asking for their assistance. I don't know what I was expecting, but I was not expecting so many people to feel heartbroken about this. These are students who have been gone from our school for years, to whom this magazine no longer speaks (or so I thought). To hear them say they were "devastated," "absolutely gutted," or just plain "sad" not only took me aback but made me realize that perhaps I have made a decision that isn't mine to make. All that white space on the cover, which I reacted badly to at first, is, according to collaborating artist Veronika Šigutová, intentionally "minimalistic and also sort of symbolises the empty feeling that comes at the (perhaps) end." I like that "(perhaps)" in there. Maybe this doesn't have to be Nothing Magazine International's final issue. It would be nice if it weren't. I can't do another solo issue, though. Not for a while. It's taxing. And I can't be the one doing most of the work organizing all the material, getting people working and collaborating, and putting it all together. I need the help of willing and dedicated students at this school to create this. Nothing Magazine is not, cannot, be an after-school club. That's not what this is, nor how it works. This is a school magazine; the learning experience is in the creation of it. Nothing Magazine, like any good, mediocre, or just plain bad but at least regular, publication, is nothing if not dedication. That's what puts it together: the willingness to put yourself into it, to get out there to find stories, talk to people, record events, pay attention at every moment, and in your free moments, or those moments when you really should be doing something else, open up the platform and create something or add to what you're already creating. Work not just on your little piece, but on every issue holistically. Work together in and out of school, to find five minutes here, an hour there, use this break, turn that downtime into uptime. Build. Create. Produce. Nothing Magazine can exist if students want it to exist. Because there's always something, right? I lied -- this -- issue also had an animated cover, and it was pretty cool, too.