Each archived issue of the newspaper is a chapter of a generation; each read provides a glimpse of the issues and the interests that shaped and defined a university population. Exotic, a term used no less than five times in opening articles of the 1979 orientation issue, is still a propos when describing these first few days on campus.
Regardless of whether the activity is unfamiliar or ordinary, participation in these orienting events starts a different phase in a student’s life, within and beyond curricular terms. A new face becomes a friend; a new activity becomes a passion. Exploring the exotic, the not yet discovered, is what these first few days — and next few years — are about.
the newspaper asks each student to discover the university, the city and the people that shape an institution and its individuals. As an independent publication, we have the freedom to discover and the responsibility to report the truth. Come by our office and you may even find a passion for creating the newspaper. Or you may just discover that foosball is as great of a sport as Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips found it in 1979. Either way, it’s worth a shot.
- Cara Sabatini, Editor-in-Chief