Letter from the editor: New year, new editor


Dear readers,

Welcome back suckas! Lol. I mean welcome back, my fellow Golden Grizzlies.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am the editor-in-chief aka the head honcho of the independent campus newspaper you are reading. For two years, I worked hard as a sports reporter and chief copy editor to get to the position I hold today. Little did I know I was actually making history at Oakland University.

I am the first African-American editor-in-chief of The Post.

However, this is not the biggest thing that I want to be known for during my tenure here. I have goals for the paper that I would like to accomplish before I graduate. And in order to achieve that, it will require teamwork between The Oakland Post staff and you, the reader.

As the start of a new school year approaches, you will probably start to notice a few changes that will be occurring in the paper — the biggest change being the content.

We will continue to cover athletics, closely follow the administration, and be at as many student events on campus as possible, but it is my goal to have the paper reflect the diverse campus community. There are many cultures, races, student organizations and people on campus the Posties don’t know about, but would like to.

It is with help from our readers that the Posties can write more articles and create a more diverse paper. If our readers can email, call or even stop by our office — we’re located in the lower level of the Oakland Center next to Bear Cave for those who don’t know — to tell us about anything that could be a potential story, it would be fantastic!

The Post is comprised of nine section editors, 10 reporters, four photographers, four copy editors and so many more. We work hard not for ourselves, but for our readers. So please work with us and we’ll keep you posted.

As I finish up this welcome message, I would like to leave you with a quote from journalist Henry Grunwald who once said, “Journalism can never be silent: That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.”

This quote reveals just how powerful a journalist can be. Not only must journalists report the facts without bias, they must also be able to spark change when necessary. Without change, there cannot be growth.

On that note, have a great school year guys! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!