From The Editor’s Desk: What will your Towerlight look like?
These last four issues as the newly-elected Editor-in-Chief, and this year at The Towerlight, have passed quickly.
Too soon, it seems, I will produce 62 more issues for the 2012-2013 academic year, and I’m excited.
This year alone I have witnessed the appointment of our 13th president, the opening of a gorgeous new complex – (complete with a smoothie station), talented displays from our theater and dance department, and a kangaroo.
That’s just one year.
Cover to cover, The Towerlight staff has attempted to showcase the milestones of Towson’s history – and our rich variety of student, faculty and staff’s initiatives, events and groups.
What will next year hold?
The flavor of the newspaper has changed with the passing of the torch, obviously, but also with the events of the year and the reaction of the campus.
We partially rely on you, the community, to determine what is newsworthy, because we cater to you. I was pleased to hear from a friend that since my first ed desk, he had heard that the “tone” of the Towerlight had changed, that student groups wanted to come forward with events and ideas now, which is fantastic.
I’m not an intimidating individual, certainly, and I welcome all to stop in the office to discuss their ideas with my staff and me.
Or just visit.
To let you know a couple of our plans for next year, we plan to re-implement a “buzz” section, which will feature a columnist providing commentary about entertainment and celebrity gossip, as well as a student health column, which will offer small tips and tricks to shedding pounds and eating well.
Of course, we’ll still need our staple opinion columnists.
If you think you have a unique voice about a campus issue, I’d encourage you to send a sample to email@example.com
Maybe you want to bicker about the upcoming presidential elections, or maybe you just want to talk about your last drunken venture.
Either way, I’m interested.
One of my favorite pastimes, which many people find bizarre, is flipping through the archives of old Towerlights, observing how the paper has evolved, and looking at the different graphics and the stories on old newsprint.
I’m looking forward to leaving one of those books for future staff. 10 years down the road, maybe they’ll think “how ridiculous was that 2011-2012 Year in Review cover?,” or “why is the Editor-in-Chief so pale?
Who knows what they’ll see.
I’m looking forward to finding out. Have a safe and productive summer, Towson.
I’ll see you next fall.
Continue to view our website for frequent summer updates, including graduation and staff features.
And keep an eye out for our mid-summer issue on the rack July 5.