The U-District is bustling with energy as the area prepares for the influx of athletes and spectators for the 2018 Special Olympics. It's an exciting time, and we at The Daily can't wait for the events to begin. We hope this edition lends some insight into this year's Special Olympics, from athletes' stories to how volunteers are recruited. I want to thank all of the people who helped with this edition: Jaymelina Esmele, Paul Strohmeier, Savannah Seiple, Gary Leonard, and many others. Enjoy the games!