Last week I tried to take my dog for a walk at 5 p.m. on a Monday night. It’s still winter in Colorado, so it was about to get dark, but it wasn’t yet. It’s the kind of dark in which the trees lose their color, only appearing as silhouettes — the kind of dark in which only half of the cars passing by have headlights on.
Editorial: This semester, we want to continue reporting hate on our campus, but we also want to document it in a meaningful way. And, we need your help to do it.
Maybe it was one headline one day. Maybe it was an ongoing story. But, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say we all saw a headline this semester that broke us. When you mourn, we mourn. When you want to talk about it, we want to publish it for everyone else to hear.
My managing editor and I held an internal meeting with our team to work to undo the perceptions and assumptions about how reporters cover communities of color. We need to take responsibility.
Dear alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and my fellow students: I intended to introduce myself earlier to you, so I apologize for the delay. I didn’t anticipate that my first words to you as editor-in-chief would be about a fake noose found on campus, but the resident assistant who it targeted didn’t anticipate that some of his… Continue reading Dear Colorado State, This student newspaper is for you. With love, -Erin