It’s hard to believe that this is my final issue of the Pioneer. It has been an honor to report on and deliver campus news to the LIU Post community for the last three and a half years. If I’m being honest, it’s going to be hard to say goodbye to my amazing colleagues and friends that I’ve worked beside for so long.
Working on the Pioneer throughout my college career helped me to foster my passion for writing and news reporting, and has also broadened my social skills. I’ve met so many talented and exceptional people through interviews, I’ve worked alongside professionals in my field through invigorating summer internships and I even had the opportunity to speak on a panel about student media at a national college media convention.
There are so many fond memories of my time at the Pioneer to look back on, but what I will miss most are the hand cramps from writing too much, the countless hours of doing layout well into the early morning, and the sense of home I feel every time I step into our newsroom. The Pioneer is like a child to me, and along with the editorial board, staff writers and photographers, we are one giant family raising it together. A horrible metaphor, but it’s true.
I want to leave you all with some advice. To my wonderful staff, first and foremost – thank you. Thank you for your dedication and perseverance to putting out an issue each week. Never stop chasing a story. You have the talent and the means of being the voice of LIU Post – don’t take it for granted, and do your duty justice. To our readers, keep be-ing informed. On a campus where so much is changing and happening everyday, it’s important to pay attention.
I hope you enjoy this last issue of the Pioneer this semester. It’s been fun.
Sincerely, Jada Butler Co-Editor-in-Chief