Dear readers, same dream new beginnings

Writing has always been a fundamental part of my life; I have always loved writing stories, creating worlds and people with the paper and pen. This same idea has continued as I moved through my education, as a writer and later an editor for the high school newspaper, and writer for the yearbook. Now, in my higher education I have continued to write and that same passion led me to the University Chronicle. 

Joining the team my freshman year, I never envisioned the journey I would take, becoming the lifestyle section editor (now the variety section) and now I am taking on the amazing opportunity of Editor-in-Chief.

Everyday since I have taken this role I have found myself formulating ideas and thoughts on what can make the University Chronicle become bigger and better during my time as Editor-in-Chief. I can’t wait to share them with all the writers and readers along the way.

I have found there is so much passion in writing, a writer can take a reader to the news happening in city hall, to the happenings in downtown, or even down on the ice to recap a hockey game. No matter where you are or where you are going, a story can take you somewhere you might not have ever found yourself before.

I think the best part of it all is that anyone can do it, no matter your major, your interests, or your skill. You can write, you can tell a story by simply putting your mind to it and a few sentences later, boom. You have a story in front of you.

What a wild ride 2020 has already been, saying goodbye to my former colleagues over Zoom with my Wifi out of a tin-can at home and having to learn the hard parts of this job over phone, learning how to master this position has not been an easy one, though I wouldn’t have it any other way. It wouldn’t be life if there weren’t a few roadblocks in the path.

As the world continues to change, it can be difficult to see what is coming, but once you get to that light at the end of the tunnel, wouldn’t it be fun just to look back and read about all the things that took place to get there?

I can’t thank Tony Langfellow and Bethanie Barrios enough for entrusting the gold that is the University Chronicle to me. It is a real honor to be here and to be a part of such an amazing team. While it won’t be a normal fall semester, it doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun one either.

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Matthew Auvil

Matt is currently a junior at St. Cloud State University and is majoring in Mass Communications. In addition, he is the current Editor in Chief of the University Chronicle. Matt enjoys movies, music, fashion, and bringing joy to the entire staff.

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