September means a brand new school year. It means pumpkin syrup is available at Sacred Grounds. It means apple cider and donuts become a staple in the kitchen of my
apartment. It also means that new faces have arrived on campus to mingle with the returning ones.
It means a brand new class schedule and a clean slate for chapel misses.
And here at “The Pulse,” September means a brand new opportunity to bring you the news about what’s going on around campus.
We’re a publication run completely by students and I am excited to be your editor-in-chief, fearless leader or overlord (depending on who you ask). I have only a short time left here, and I look forward to leaving a lasting impression on campus life.
Once you look further into the issue, you may notice a few things that aren’t like past issues. The sports pages have moved away from recaps about one sport to focusing on every sport with box scores and pictures. We’ve changed the name of the Variety section to Features. Some of the design aspects have been changed, but don’t fret, we’ve kept the integrity of “The Pulse.”
We’re also trying to place a focus on audio stories with a dedicated audio team. Think NPR, but Spring Arbor style.
My expectation for “The Pulse” is to create a place where everyone feels comfortable enough to join staff and grow in their skills, whether photography, design, writing or business. It can also be a place for students and staff to share their thoughts with me about what is published in each issue and online.
I look forward to what this school year will bring. It will be amazing. It will be an adventure. It will be full of production nights that last late into the night (or early in the morning). And it will be worth it.