In my four years at RIT, I have never seen as grand a display of school spirit as I witnessed last weekend. Cheers and chants echoed through the mostly empty Student Alumni Union as students clad in orange, white and brown crammed into the Fireside Lounge and the RITz, just as their brethren at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. did, to cheer on our RIT Tigers (and maybe take advantage of free food). In the end, I’m proud to say that Reporter was with them all the way, releasing live updates for those who couldn’t watch the game.
There’s something about a student publication that makes its articles a little more than the relaying of information, especially this week. As part of the student body, the writer, photographer, illustrator or designer has the opportunity to really get into it and make for an interesting end product. Despite the extremely tight deadline, I think this week’s feature (see “The Road to the Frozen Four: Tigers Tear Up Albany” on page 16) turned out well because the writer, editors and photographers here at Reporter were also on their A-game.
Unfortunately, our staff can’t catch everything. This is where you, dear reader, come in. A lot can happen in a week: a law that could change health care as we know it could be passed (see “Health Care Reform to Impact Students” on page 8) or the president of a higher education institution could choose to endorse a somewhat controversial proposal (see “Destler Endorses Mayoral Control of Rochester City Schools” on page 6). If there’s something you want to see in the pages of this magazine, let us know. Use the email form on our website (http://reportermag.com), or send us a message on Twitter (@reportermag). And if there’s something you think we covered poorly or really well, comment on the article. Eventually, all that feedback ends up in one place: my inbox. I give you license to fill it up.
My name is Madeleine Villavicencio (pronounced “vil-uh-vi-sen-si-oh”) and I’ll be your Editor in Chief for the next 30 issues. And that’s one other thing that has changed since last week.
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