- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 16 September 2015
- Written by FABIANA BUONTEMPO | CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF/LIFESTYLES AND MAGGIE ZELINKA | CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Going back to school is so much more than going back to school. Students head back to the life they have known for years: hanging out with friends all day, taking classes, and joining extra circulars.
For us, this ‘going back to school’ line has much deeper meaning than it has in the past. We are going to graduate after this semester and get thrown into a different life than we have known for the past 17 years. This new life will no longer entail classes, homework, parties, or The Outlook.
Instead, we will be going to work for hardly any money and struggle to see our friends on a weekly basis. We will have to bring work home to do on the weekends and make our job our number one priority. Excuse us for this grim look on the future, but how can one possibly want to leave such a great life at Monmouth University?
Since this mentality is upon us, we plan to make this semester the best yet.
We have been given the honor of being co-Editor-in-Chiefs for a newspaper that has a long standing tradition as being one of the best in the nation. The Outlook has been in production since 1933 and we are ecstatic to be part of history. Our work is read on a national level and we receive national awards. From our extensive experience working on The Outlook for the past several years as writers and transitioning to become editors, we have learned quite a lot. We will take all that we have learned during our time at The Outlook and apply it this year as co-Editor-in-Chiefs to make this year’s paper one of the best yet.
We would also like to stress that The Outlook accepts all students as writers and editors. As we have gone on interviews for internships and jobs, we have realized that writing is an essential element no matter your major. The Outlook has had marketing majors at opinion writers, health and studies majors as lifestyles writers, English majors as news writers, etc. If you have any interest in joining The Outlook, just stop by the second floor of Plangere. Someone will always be in the office on Monday and Tuesdays. We look forward to all that this semester brings.