Living by the Landfill

A photo story

A Winner from Birth

From family translator to first-generation college aspriations

Traversing the Wall

How rock climbing is growing in popularity at UNC-Chapel Hill

Unlocking 3D Printing

How students can use 3D printers on campus

Looking forward to 2016-17

Introducing Synapse's new editor and platform

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Dear readers,

Synapse is back in its second year as a fully digital publication. In 2014 we went from a tablet-only magazine to an online multimedia platform for a big reason: to put you, the reader, first. Now, everyone can read our work, at any time.

By making this decision, our readership has exploded. We had more than 3,000 hits to the website on the day the first website issue came out and have since seen a steady stream of clicks. Thank you for your interest.

Unfortunately, journalism can’t be produced without costs. If you enjoy our work, and want to see it continue, we invite you to donate to the magazine. Whether it’s $1 or $100, we appreciate any contribution. We see any gift as an affirmation that the public supports helping quality journalism thrive.

Stay tuned to read even more important, thoughtful journalism.

Sincerely, Amy Tsai, editor-in-chief