GOODBYE TO SPRING 2013

With only three weeks left in the semester, we are sad to say that this will be the final issue of The Oswegonian this spring. It has been an eventful two semesters filled with ups and downs, but we like to think mostly positives. We’ve been able to cover a lot of great stories and interact with great people on campus. We are thankful to be able to bring all of our readers the news each week.

We are sad to say goodbye to our seniors, but wish Nick Graziano, our managing editor, Ben Schleider, our opinion editor, Tim James, our news editor, Jacob Pucci, a copy editor, Daniel Truong, our web director, David Greene, our ad manager and Xuewen Deng, our business manager, the best of luck as they head out into the adult world. We are sure they will each do great things. Our Editor-in-Chief Aimee Hirsch, is also moving on to pursue other endeavors. She has done a great job running a large and sometimes hectic organization and will be missed.

While it is tough to see so many great young journalists go, we are excited to see what next year holds for The Oswegonian. We will have an experienced staff returning, including eight members who are currently on staff. Ryan Deffenbaugh, formerly a copy editor, will be taking over as editor-in-chief. Collin Leadbeater, formerly the sports editor, will be taking over as managing editor. Seamus Lyman, formerly the Assistant News Editor, will be stepping up to become news editor. Moraima Capellan, the arts and entertianment editor, will be staying in her position next fall. Alain Pierre-Lys, formerly the assistant arts and entertainment editor, will be opinion editor. Amanda Bintz, formerly a copy editor, will be chief copy editor. Patrick Malowski and Devon Nitz will continue into next year in their positions of multimedia editor and creative director, respectively.

We also have several new staff members who we are confident will be great additions to our staff.

We look forward to using that experience to continue to build on the strengths of this year’s staff while also pushing the newspaper into new, exciting directions. We will strive each week to make sure the newspaper is the best it can possibly be.

We would also like to thank you, the readers. Without our readers, we are doing all this work for naught. We are incredibly thankful to our readers for taking time out of their surely busy days to sit down and read this newspaper. We take our commitment to providing timely and accurate news extremely serious, and want to continue to be an example of the strong journalism program at Oswego State. We view each newspaper picked up and each hit on the website as an affirmation that the many late nights we put in our office in Campus Center are worth it.

Over the summer, we plan to have a series of discussions on ways we can improve the paper. We would love to hear input from our readers on ways you think we can possibly improve. If you would write your thoughts to us either through email at info@oswegonian.com, on our Twitter account or on our Facebook page, we would appreciate it.

Most of all, we wish our readers a happy and safe summer. Take some time to enjoy the nice weather and catch up on rest before coming back strong for another semester. For those of you that are graduating, we wish you the best of luck. We are sure you will make Oswego State proud.