Creating the first edition of a brand-new student magazine took almost a year of reporting, collecting, sorting and edition materials. Starting over from scratch, and making a second edition in just under three months was a challenge worth its journey.
This fall, our staff accomplished what was once considered unobtainable; we released an edition of Crescent magazine by the end of one semester. The staff came back after last year’s arduous task, prepared to do it again, greater, faster.
Reporting began in the summer. Unique and distinctive ideas were pitched. Photo shoots were organized. And, most importantly, deadlines were met.
To achieve such a feat during a historical anniversary year for the university was a privilege. For 125 years, this school has stood as some entity on land in New Haven. Southern calls itself a social justice university that is welcoming to all communities. It is a school that strives to function as greenly as it can. Students are surrounded by some academic programs that no other institutions offer. All these features encapsulate the modern Southern student. Whether they have funky hair, or a commitment to sustainability, or juggle between their academics and parenthood, these are the people who make up Southern, 125 years after its humble beginnings.
We could not begin to express the indebtedness we feel to our advisors, Profs. Cindy Simoneau, Vern Williams and Jodie Gil, who guided us through the time-consuming commitment of creating this magazine. We thank them for making Crescent as structured and solid as it is.
A mixture of the original team and brand new members, the second edition succeeded in retaining its image and purpose, but had new eyes, crafting it into a product of great student-journalism.
It turned out modern and fresh in away we hope each subsequent edition will.
For those of you who read this magazine in another 125 years, our goal was to showcase the student image, and define the commitment of the modern student who values journalistic standards.