The Current:
Spring 2007
To Our Readers

This is the first issue of The Current created by the 2007-2008 editorial board, the first new board since our founding in December 2005. Up to twenty-two staff members from eight, we're excited to show how we've changed.

Starting with this issue, The Current is Columbia University's first green publication. Our paper is 100% Forest Stewardship Council certified—50% of it comes from recycled sources, of which 25% is post-consumer waste. No chlorine or acids were used to bleach the paper or publish the journal. We are proud to be an environmentally responsible journal, and hope to work with other campus publications and the Department of Environmental Stewardship to accelerate green publishing at Columbia.

On the content side, we are introducing the first-ever Boroughing section, created as a counterpart to the End of the World section, which has provided lighter fare since Issue One. Boroughing presents exciting snapshots of only-in-New-York moments from around the city and here on campus. In this issue, Jen Spyra ambles through Fairway's fromagerie at midnight, Hannah Assadi sits ringside as the Zionists and anti-Zionists go another round, and Sumaiya Ahmed takes us inside the artist's studio.

Enjoy. And let us know what you think.

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