Newspaper serves campus community
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 20:08
This is the East Tennessean and it is a newspaper.
Chances are if you are reading this, then you (hopefully) already know this. However, since I first started working with the East Tennessean two years ago, I’ve found that a surprising number of people do not know that our campus has a newspaper, or they do not know that it’s free.
This is the campus newspaper and yes, it’s free.
The East Tennessean is published twice a week. We put out on Mondays and Thursdays, as one student so cleverly put it.
The paper is comprised of four sections: News, Viewpoint, The Scene and Sports. We have an editor for each section, in addition to a photo editor, a webmaster and me (the executive editor).
Through all of the sections, we try to sum up what is happening on and around campus, and what students think about it.
The Viewpoint section covers opinions. Sometimes there are opinions about politics, other times there are opinions about animated ponies. It varies from week-to-week. It also includes letters to the editor, polls and advice columns.
The Sports section typically follows sports on campus (both intramural and varsity), but it also covers regional and national sports, as well as fitness and wellness tips.
The Scene and News sections intersect from time-to-time, but The Scene is usually designated for student life and entertainment. This can range from movies and TV to music reviews and coverage of events on campus (like fairs, concerts and guest speakers) to puzzles.
The News section generally includes exposés of different issues on and around campus, like budget cuts, rampant hit-and-runs and other things that we feel like you might not or might want to know about.
We are an independent organization that is run by ETSU students, for ETSU students. We want you to know what’s going on around campus and we also want you to care about it. We want you to know that things really do happen on campus during the weekends, that you might actually be able to find a parking spot in a reasonable amount of time at some point later this fall, that there is now a wonderful new bubble-making fountain in Borchuck Plaza (which is right in front of the library.
It took me about a year to figure out where the plaza actually was) and that we do, in fact, care about what you think and we think that the rest of the university should, too.
We really encourage you to use the Viewpoint section to express your views on concerns about issues on and off campus.
We’re located at Exterior Suite A on the outer portion of the Culp (around the corner form the post office, facing J.L. Seehorn Jr. Road) if you want to come and talk with us, and you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and at www.easttennessean.com. You can also contact the paper by email at email@example.com.
So here’s to hoping that everyone has a wonderful fall semester. We hope that you will pick up and read the free, semi-weekly East Tennessean, or at least pick it up and do the Sudoku puzzles.