Happy April, everyone!
This is my last time writing to you all as editor-in-chief. This was a year of ups and downs, but how I am feeling right now in this moment has made it all worth it. Why? Because we made it. We’ve had some long nights, some complicated stories and it’s possible that we are all carrying around some sleep debt.
It may be April, but we haven’t slowed down. We just put out an interactive timeline on graduate students’ efforts to unionize and MOVE Magazine’s Food Guide hit the newsstands Wednesday. There’s also an expanded version of the guide online that includes more recipes and restaurant reviews.
At the beginning of April, several of our editors attended the Missouri College Media Association conference, where we were awarded Best of State, Best Overall Newspaper and first place in Sweepstakes. I couldn’t think of a better way of honoring the hard work and dedication of this year’s staff than with these awards. As far as I’m concerned, we are the best of the best.
I’m thrilled to be passing the baton to incoming Editor-in-Chief Jared Kaufman and managing editors George Roberson and Christy Prust. I wish them all the best of luck and am sending them endless good vibes as they begin their year as Maneater execs.
As the year draws to a close, I have one thing left to say, and that is thank you. Thank you, Managing Editor Katherine Knott, for being my partner in crime and for always having the best ideas. Thank you, Becky Diehl, for being the best adviser a college newspaper could ever have. And most importantly, thank you, Maneater staff, for never ceasing to amaze me and for always keeping me on my toes. It has been an amazing experience being editor-in-chief.