Letter from the Editor: Emphasizing the ‘Ever’ in Evergreen

News, Roots, Opinion and Mint sections will continue publishing content online

Although it has been weeks since we last set foot in Murrow Hall, we can still picture some of the quotes that line the walls of the newsroom.

One quote that is still fresh in our minds is “The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Today, there are countless people afflicted.

There is a reason why several news media outlets have lifted the paywall for stories related to COVID-19. Now more than ever, it is important for us to keep you informed and up to date. 

For those who do not know me, my name is Angelica Relente, and I am a junior multimedia journalism major from Oahu, Hawaii. I will be the editor-in-chief this summer and fall. I’ll be working alongside Jacqui Thomasson, who will be the managing editor for the summer. 

Although The Summer Evergreen won’t do weekly print publications this time around, we will continue producing stories online. After all, the news doesn’t stop. 

Traditionally, The Summer Evergreen prints once a week. This summer, the news section will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Roots will run on Monday, and Opinion on Wednesday. We plan on bringing back the Mint section, which will publish on Fridays. 

There’s no doubt that a majority of the content we’ll produce is in relation to COVID-19. However, we understand that a break from it all can sometimes be a relief. With that being said, we hope the Mint section will help you with that. 

We also hope to amp up our social media and web presence to have more engagement with readers because let’s face it—you can only watch so many shows or movies on Netflix, Hulu or Disney Plus. Right?

Things may be uncertain at the moment, but one of the things we’re grateful for is the ability to continue publishing content online. We may have faced some obstacles this past semester, but I’m glad the editorial staff before me was able to maneuver through it.

We hope to continue fulfilling the important role of the Evergreen at WSU and in Pullman as a whole. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please feel free to reach me at [email protected]. If you’d rather talk over the phone or have a Zoom meeting, we can do that instead. 

Thank you for continuing to stick with us through it all.