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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Staff Editorial

All students welcome at The Daily Cougar

Welcome back, Cougars. If you are reading this, chances are your summer vacation has been cut short and you are enrolled in summer school. We know how you feel. Summer classes are a chance to get ahead or catch up, similar to what we will be doing over the next two months. We print just once a week until the fall semester, which gives our staff valuable time to grow and prepare for the grind of producing a daily publication.

But regardless of your field of study, we would like to invite all students to participate in making this newspaper happen. If you are a print journalism major and feel you do not need to contribute to your college newspaper, you may need to re-evaluate your career path. For all other majors, even if you haven’t studied journalism, you’re still qualified to work with us.

We are always in need of good writers, whether the topic be campus events, music or politics. Copy editors are also a vital part of our operation, and we could always use more. If editing and writing are not your forte, there are still opportunities for you.

Students who like to take photos are provided with opportunities to shoot anything from a meeting to a sporting event. In this technological age, we offer content on our website that can’t be accessed in the print edition. For students who are have a hand at recording videos, we have work for you also.

If working for us is not on your priority list, we ask that our readers provide honest feedback. If you like an article we printed we want to know about it, and we also want to be informed if you disagree with something. Our website, Facebook and Twitter pages are an ideal place for that type of dialogue.

Our mission is to provide readers with up-to-date coverage of all things related to UH. If you feel we are not accomplishing that, we will accept criticisms and learn from our mistakes.

We wish students the best of luck in summer courses, and hope to meet with anyone willing to volunteer.

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