Welcome back to Springfield College.
It is easy to let the weeks blow by. Hours of studying, projects, and class work pile up fast. Combine that with sports, and anything else in between, and time flies. College is about getting an education, applying yourself, and trying your best inside the classroom. However, some of the most important learning happens outside of the classroom. Every decision we make, friend we meet, and fun weekend we have defines us. College is a place of growth, a place where you find yourself. What better place to do that then at Springfield College, which is going through some “growth” itself. President Cooper is entering her second year as President, Mike Sullivan is our new police chief… and even our 104 year old paper will be seeing some changes throughout the year.
Here at the Springfield Student, we don’t want you to miss a thing. While we do deliver the news, we aren’t the news. You all are. It is our job to serve you. We cover a wide range of events; from sports to, feature stories on teachers, students, and alumni, to video games, movies, and music.
I may be the Editor-in-Chief but that doesn’t mean this is my paper. Without you, the readers, there would be no paper. So please, if you have any ideas, suggestions, or comments; I urge you to email me, and my awesome staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I was a freshman, I only had one major in mind: Applied Exercise Science (AEXS). I had my heart set on it, I took all the prerequisites, studied hard, and still fell short. As my sophomore year approached the time had come for me to choose classes, and on that list was “Intro to Journalism,” which I had to take. I entered the class hoping to get my “A” and leave. However, the class was taught with such passion that, despite my best efforts, I couldn’t help but to get sucked in. This eventually led to me attending that year’s first meeting of The Springfield Student, where I was assigned my first story… which I took with much hesitation. That story led to another, which then led to another, and then another… you get the idea.
If I have learned anything over the course of my three years here at Springfield College, it is that trying new things is important for success. Keep an open mind (freshmen, I’m looking at you).
It is easy for us to get set in our ways, to enter the year with preset notions of how it will play out. The truth of the matter is sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them to – sometimes for the better. My change of course led me here – as the Editor-in-Chief of The Springfield Student. I would have never thought three years ago that I’d be where I am today, and three years from now you may be thinking the same.
When you all take the journey down the winding road that is College, I urge you to let yourself get “lost.” As safe as it may be to stay on your current path, you may never know what you will find.
Enjoy your third week of classes, work hard, play hard… and don’t forget to go with the flow.