For our first issue of the school year I wanted to reintroduce myself as your Editor-in-Chief once again. My name is Hannah Hutson and I am a senior JMC student.
When I first took up this position, I had no clue what I was doing and I felt even worse when the first issue put out with me as the new EIC had a spelling error on the first page.
However, I knew that besides watching out for the spelling errors, I wanted to make some changes to our paper. I wanted us to write about relevant topics and our opinions to be stronger and more thought-provoking.
At our beautiful university I think it’s easy to get caught up in our own problems and our own world. However, there is a whole world out there full of joy, grief, anger and good deeds. Having said this, my new goal this year is to really shed light on the world around us and to get us out of the “Samford bubble.”
There are more important things in life besides the letters we wear on our chest, the sports we play and the restaurants we eat at after class.
Our duty as the Crimson is to stay informed on the world around us and to give you all the information we can. As young influencers coming to college to get an education to find a job, we should pay more attention to the world around us and continuously educate ourselves with the current events. If we remain in a constant state of ignorance of what’s around us, the smartest people in the room become the people who control our perspective.
To me, that isn’t ok.
What’s fascinating to me is how two people can read exactly the same thing yet they can interpret it differently based on their perspective. That’s why it’s so important for journalists to write without bias. It isn’t our job to tell you how to think, it’s our job to get you the correct information so that you have the freedom to think what you want.
So as we progress into this school year, I hope to see some truly amazing articles in our paper that will stretch your way of thinking and test your opinions.
“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” –Martin Luther