Letter from the Editor: A Final Note

Written by Rosana Hughes
April 28, 2016

As my team and I wrap up the year for the Southern Accent, I’d like to thank all of the people who have supported me and been a part of the Accent team this year.

I would like to thank our readers. Those who have supported me throughout the year and those who have challenged me and pushed me to the edge because it has helped me grow in ways I didn’t know I could.

I would like to thank all of our lead reporters and staff writers who have been good sports and great team players from the moment they were thrown into the news reporting class. These students took on the task of being the eyes and ears of the campus and stepped up to the challenge of meeting our quick deadlines.

I would like to thank the contributors who wrote for us, some even coming forward to talk about the hard issues that no one is willing to tackle. They bared their hearts to the student body in order to take a stand for what matters to them. Thank you for being the student voice on this campus and helping me make a difference.

This year has been one of the most challenging years I’ve had for many reasons, but I truly feel blessed to have had the experiences I’ve had this year with Accent – from having the opportunity to interview a former presidential candidate to localizing many national stories as well as seizing the opportunity to make a statement and help bring our campus together and embrace our diversity.

I’m so proud of my staff. I could not have accomplished all that I did without them and their full support. They stepped up to the plate and helped me fulfill the visions I had for Accent, no matter how difficult they seemed, especially with our Embracing Diversity special edition.

So after three years working for the Southern Accent, beginning as a staff writer, I finally bid it farewell. It is time to let go and turn over a new leaf. My best of wishes to Sierra Emilaire, incoming editor. It’s your time to shine, girl. Get stuff done.