Letter from the Editor – California Wildfires

Hello Gauchos!

Thanks for tuning for another round of online articles this week. We’ve got quite a few topics to go over and lots of information to inform you on.

One of the most crucial issues we as Gauchos and Californians have faced in the past few years are the massive wildfires that ravage California each year, never seeming to cease.

Every summer, just as the fall season comes into view, people turn on their televisions and open their news apps to find the front page being utterly filled to the brim with news about a wildfire that just popped up somewhere in rural, heavily wooded California. Photograph after photograph will show trees, houses, businesses, and even fire departments themselves on fire.

The fact of the matter is that these wildfires are devastating; they have no regard for the sanctity of human life and they destroy the very things we love without hesitation.

However, as Gauchos, Californians, and humans, we have the ability to connect with each other — to come together during the worst possible circumstances one could think of. For example, when 9/11 occurred over two decades ago, Americans witnessed one horrific tragedy happen after another all on the same day. It was crushing for so many; as if a massive weight of doom and gloom had come down across the entire country.

But we bounced back. People from all over the country banded together and comforted each other, consoled each other and cherished their presence with each other.

The same exact principle applies here.

So, I urge all of you, Gauchos, who have seen these acts of destruction upon our land, to return home to your families and give them one massive hug. Because when you do, you will realize that they are there for you and they will love and they will protect you when times are tough.

We’ll be providing updates on these wildfires as they come in, as well as a variety of other topics for this week’s publication. Be sure to keep an eye out for them.

If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns about a particular article, or you have a suggestion for one, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment, write us a letter or send us an email.

We’re all going to get through this together. Onward. Forward.


Seize the Day,




Owen Davis

Head of Online Publications, 2022-2023