Dear readership of The Scripps Voice,
It is with mixed emotions that I write to tell you that as of Feb. 22, 2016, I have resigned from my position as your co-Editor in Chief.
During my time in this post, The Scripps Voice has seen an increase in readership, a new high in number of staff members, the introduction of The Scripps Voice Vlogs, and a staff—for the first time ever—from three campuses (Scripps, CMC, and Mudd). We have won awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, have gained financial support from new organizations (special thank you to Laspa Center for Leadership!), and seen both the visual and written quality of the paper skyrocket. The Scripps Voice now has over 50 people from the U.S. to China on its mailing list, and has a phenomenal website with brand new features (shoutout to TSV’s webmaster, Jocelyn Gardner ’17). We have forged new relationships with new printing companies, new organizations, and new friends and community members. The team has accomplished a lot, and I am grateful to have been part of such a fantastic group for the past two and a half years—one year as a writer, and one and a half as your co-Editor in Chief.
While I will no longer be on the staff of The Scripps Voice due to an increased need to focus on my personal and academic needs at this time (law school, here I come!), I look forward to seeing what the papers that arrive at my door every two weeks will have in store. I leave The Scripps Voice in the hands of a phenomenal team of phenomenal people, and know that with them, the paper cannot fail.
For news of who my now-ex-co-Editor in Chief, Elena Pinsker ‘17, will select to fill my now-vacant post, stay tuned for Issue 9!
Finally, a huge thank you TSV’s supportive and compassionate advisor, Dean Sam Haynes, and to you, the readers. I know that I speak on behalf of the entire TSV staff when I say that the paper is for the people—it truly is a voice of and for Scripps College, and it has been an honor serving you.
Until next time,
Lucienne Altman-Newell ‘17