Until We Meet Again

Friday, May 29, 2020

Writing for Synapse has brought us immense joy. With each of our respective programs requiring so much from us, Synapse offered a small reprise into the land of the written word. During our time here, we have covered topics ranging from mental health, student experiences, UCSF protests, UCSF expansion with Dignity Health and COVID-19 related coverage.

All of the articles developed through Synapse were thoughtfully crafted by our many contributors and we want to thank everyone for coming together with us to provide a strong voice for UCSF students.

As we wrote in our first newsletter of the year, Synapse is a newspaper run by students. To that end, we would like to commend our dedicated contributors for keeping our UCSF community informed with accurate and timely news on the heated District Attorney race, the protest against possible deportation of Isabel Bueso, and so much more.

We also want to acknowledge this year’s unique difficulties and how Synapse kept readers informed with the many COVID-19-related stories like the PPE (personal protective equipment) drives organized by UCSF students. And a sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the Humans of UCSF self-isolation feature.

Through Synapse we have built a community that allows us to stay connected despite our current circumstances. To our readers, thank you for engaging in our content and providing thoughtful feedback on how to improve the quality of our news outlet. Although this newsletter will be the last one for the 2019-2020 academic year, there’s still a chance to have your voice heard through our newspaper.

If you are looking for ways to be productive while eagerly waiting to return to campus, we encourage you to let your creative juices flow and submit a story to our annual Storytelling Contest.

Our world is currently facing an uncertain future and is rapidly changing in response to the pandemic. Despite this unpredictability, Synapse can be relied upon to return with its 65th volume in the fall, just as we have done for an uninterrupted 64 years. We look forward to bringing you more news and stories of our UCSF community in the fall. Until then, we hope you have a healthy and happy summer.