Letter from the Editor: Moving on and moving forward

Whether in Pullman or Olympia, the Evergreen will always stick with the Life editor


Wednesday was my last production night as the Life section editor. Unfortunately, I have other plans. 

My spring semester could go one of two ways.

I have been trying to get a reporting internship in Olympia for the Spring semester, so if I get accepted, I will not be coming back to the Evergreen next semester and I am unsure if I’ll be coming back for my final year at WSU.

But, even if I don’t get that internship, I will still be stepping down from my position as the Life editor. 

When I first joined the Evergreen as a freshman, I found a passion for writing, a passion even bigger than I had before. As the Life editor, I did not write as much as I would have liked to.

Stepping down from this position will give me the opportunity to write and report again, whether that be for the Evergreen or for the internship. 

I wanted to thank everyone I met here in my five semesters working for the Evergreen. All of my editors as a reporter and an editor have taught me so many lessons and helped me become a better journalist and editor. 

When I first joined the Evergreen as a reporter in the fall 2020 semester, I was a psychology major with absolutely no experience as a journalist. I sucked. Trust me. 

But, with amazing guidance and advice from my editor at the time and other editors in semesters moving forward, I found out that journalism had my heart. 

The next academic year, I had switched my major and was entering my second semester juggling both a reporter and a copy editor.

As the Life editor, I was able to be in the newsroom a lot more than I used to be, and I built some relationships with some amazing people. 

No matter what next semester holds for me, the Evergreen will still stick with me forever. It was the place where I found out what I wanted to do with my life and it was the place where I made many friends throughout my college career, and I don’t think I could ever forget that.