Alyssa Sutton Editor-in-chief
For the last time, I am creating a document on Google Drive, watching the cursor move down the page, and thinking, “This is it.”
I will never again create another article, take another photo or read another piece of copy for The Torch. I will go on, creating other articles, taking other photos, reading other copy — just not here. With a major in photojournalism, and acceptance to a couple of incredible programs out of state.
I am thrilled to continue pursuing the crazy life of a journalist.
Nine months ago, when I first walked into a nearly deserted office with the goal of taking a few photos, I never imagined I would be where I am now. Now, leaving the editor-in-chief position with more experience and insight than I could have ever gained in a classroom, I can only thank The Torch and the wonderful advisers and staff who work here.
At The Torch, I’ve learned to always have coffee handy. I’ve learned how to interview effectively. I’ve learned to live on four hours of sleep a night. I’ve learned how to listen to people. I’ve learned how to write. I’ve learned about ethics. I’ve learned how to photograph. I’ve learned about teamwork. I’ve learned about design. I’ve learned about things on this campus I never thought I would ever have an interest in. I’ve learned about deadlines. I’ve learned to troubleshoot.
This has been a life-changing experience for me. Not just in things I have done, or things I have learned, but the people I have worked with. Every person who has walked through this door has taught me something, and I appreciate them all.
Lastly, I’ve learned that there will always be more to learn.
So, goodbye Lane campus. I’m off to learn something more, somewhere else.