The View from Here: It’s back to the salt mines Skyline


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Welcome back to another semester here at Skyline College. It’s well and truly into the fall semester and everyone should be getting into the swing of their schedule by now, even though we may not all be ready for it.

I have to say that it’s odd to be here again as Interim editor in chief, especially since I now have my AA in Journalism. To put it bluntly I feel like I’m ready for new things and, to be honest, it feels good to be able to finally earn my degree and hold it in my hands.

That said, I’m more than happy to serve as interim editor in chief. It’s uncertain if I’m going to be the editor in chief for the rest of the semester, or if any of the interim editors will be the same for the rest of the semester. So for the next couple of weeks, don’t be surprised if you see “interim” in front of staff members titles or if their titles change.

That said; although, the last day to join has passed, it’s not too late to join the newspaper. Anyone interested has two options, either by seeing our adviser Nancy Kaplan-Biegel and filling out the slip for adding late, or by joining the Journalism Club. Students who are interested in finding out what it’s like to be a part of the newspaper can join either the Journalism Club or sign up for Journalism 690.

For students interested in writing, photographing, or multimedia reporting for the newspaper full time, then Journalism 320 is for you. Having gone through the experience myself I can say that, while it’s a challenge, it is rewarding when at the end of the semester you look back and see all the work that you have achieved. In addition, there is always the option of using this work to show future employers what you have done whether it’s writing, photography, or multimedia. Anyways enough about that subject.

I’ll be honest that it is a disappointment to see a drop in the class size to around 15 students in total who are on staff but that’s the way it is. Sometimes there are plenty of people and other times there aren’t and you’re forced to make do with what you have.

So while the class may not be as large as last semester, hopefully we’ll have enough people to cover events throughout the campus and community for the semester. If not then there isn’t much else we can do, but try our best. At the end of the day we are still community college students who have our homework and studying to do, in addition to having a social life.

Regardless of what happens in the future, hopefully we’ll be able to cover enough of the events and news which happen on campus and in the community for the semester.