“Did you make any friends today, Alex?” A Design Editor asked me last night.

No, I made zero friends. In truth, as the Editor-In-Chief of Street I seem to be losing friends rapidly. (I’m not like our Ego of the Week, Daniel Fine.) Maybe it's because I am preoccupied with Street. Maybe it's because I don't have time for a glass of wine. Maybe it's because everyone is just as busy as I am. 

What I hope is that I am losing friends because 34th Street makes people on this campus feel something.

Whether you feel challenged, delighted, entertained, informed or some other emotion, my existence is validated. Because this magazine gives you something other than the everyday. That's why journalism matters.

If you agree with me, I'd love to be your friend.