The first several weeks of the academic year brought about the usual challenges for a new newspaper staff, and I’m really proud of the work we’ve done so far this year.
My contributions have come mostly in the form of editing and writing editorials, but I have had the chance to contribute a couple stories of my own so far this semester.
My favorite project from the first couple weeks was editing the inaugural edition of “The Huddle” — a football insert that we’re planning to run before some of the Ohio football team’s biggest games. It featured a two-page “doubletruck” design, complete with eight stories and some great photography. Click here for a look at the PDF copy of that day’s paper.
Perhaps the highlight of my reporting was speaking with Keifer Thompson, half of country duo Thompson Square, for a preview of his concert at OU. I also covered the show — something I hadn’t done yet for The Post.
I’ve also continued my reporting on the construction of a multipurpose indoor recreation facility on campus. It was officially named at the end of August.
Another hot topic on campus is a delay in construction on Pruitt Field, where the field hockey team plays. The team has been displaced this season and hasn’t been able to play home games. I penned a story about the Bobcats’ makeshift facility on the OU Tennis Courts.
On the editorial side of things, I think we tackled some tough topics last month, ranging from reported censorship of our marching band to the shrouded death of a student. Here’s a selection of the editorials I’ve co-written with The Post’s three other executive editors.
Sept. 5: Openness with admins is essential
Sept. 12: Transparency goes both ways
Sept. 16: Show some spirit, students
Sept. 29: Students should care about health care
Oh, yeah. We’ve also drawn some pretty funny cartoons.