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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor: The Cougar welcomes new editor in chief


Outgoing editor in chief Glissette Santana | File photo/The Cougar

I could go on and on about all the wonderful things that have happened in my life over the past year, but we don’t have space for a novel. So I’m going to keep it short, simple and sweet. I’m so grateful for all the hard work my staff has done under my tenure. I honestly couldn’t have done it without my fellow closing editors, Mónica and Sean, and all of the section editors who have come and gone.

I’m confident that The Cougar is going on to bigger and better things, but under new editor in chief Trey Strange, The Cougar is going to grow into an even better journalism organization. There will be in-depth investigations, features and multimedia projects — things that all student journalists need to know how to do. I’m confident that the paper is being left in great hands under his leadership, and I’m excited to see all that they do.

— Glissette Santana, outgoing editor in chief



Incoming editor in chief Trey Strange | File photo/The Cougar

These days, it’s hard to trust people to bring you news. And believe me, few people on this campus have been as reliable as Glissette Santana. Yet, alas, here we are — she’s leaving the newsroom to me. Although I’m feeling a complicated cross between ecstasy and terror, I hope to prove my worth as a trustworthy voice for you, the students.

And as I grow into the editor in chief that you deserve, I urge you to hold me and my team accountable for everything we write, giving us the engagement we need to describe this University with accuracy and tact.

This year, The Cougar isn’t just aiming to tell stories in cool, fascinating ways (although, trust me, we will). It will become even more of a platform to discuss your lives, their stake on this campus and their meaning to the rest of the world. After all, this is not about me — it’s about you. I’m just grateful to take part in it.

— Trey Strange, incoming editor in chief

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