For our last issue of the year, I wanted to take the time to thank all of those who contributed to the Crimson this semester. Whether you wrote for us, submitted pictures, or corrected us when we published misinformation, your input was welcome.
At the beginning of this semester, when I took over the role of editor-in-chief, I honestly had no idea what I was doing. However, I knew I wanted to establish a better presence on campus. I’ve been overwhelmed by how our Crimson family grew over the semester, not just gaining new members on the staff, but the numerous people who have read the paper and interacted with us.
What most people don’t know is that my section editors, copy editors, staff writers, and photographers work so much harder. Without them, there would not be a newspaper each week. Some of them you may not know, if that’s the case, you are missing out.
William Marlow, our easygoing yet tough news editor has done an amazing job of delegating stories to writers and finding some really incredible stories.
Kathryn Jordan, our sweet and creative features editor has really thought outside the box for her section. Features can be tough sometimes because it’s the storytelling section, but she has done a much better job than I did when I was in that position. She brought a whole new element to the Crimson.
Caroline Wolfe, our hardworking and laid back opinions editor did a really amazing job with finding new topics for our opinions section. Sometimes we receive some really interesting opinions and emails and Caroline has taken it all in stride.
Levi Edwards, our legendary sports editor, half the time I have no clue what he is talking about but he can relate to our athletes in a way I only wish I could. His specialty: headlines.
Megan Meadow, our determined and headstrong photographer, she put up with Levi’s last minute photo requests in the best way possible. Without her, we would have a photoless newspaper. (Special thank you to Chase Cochran who really helped us this year with our sports pictures).
To my absolutely wonderful copy editors, Griffin Schou and Rachel Biddy, thank you for all the editing help. There’s no way I could do all that editing by myself, you two are superstars.
To our staff writers Joi Moore and Collin Reese, thank you for working as hard as you did to write massive stories and recaps for the sports section. I know that isn’t easy and it doesn’t go unnoticed.
Page Secreast, thank you for amping up our social media presence and for putting all of our stories on the website you worked so hard to create.
Last but not least, I’d like to thank our advisor, Ana Good. No one knows how much she does behind the scenes, but she has made sure that we are good journalists and cover all of our bases. She doesn’t get enough credit.
These people are the only reason I am able to do my job, they make me look good.
Thank you for letting me be your Editor-in-Chief,