My Dearest Otters,
It is with a full heart I write to you one last time in The Lutrinae as editor-in-chief. This job has been a favorite of mine and I have come to love this newspaper in my two years working on staff. It has been a long, difficult journey as editor-in-chief. There have been challenges, frustrating moments and even tears, but I would do it all over again for this job and the good the newspaper has done at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
I have learned so much from this position and wish whomever is next in line loves the paper as much as I do. I take pride in the fact I was the first editor-in-chief in the history of The Otter Realm and The Lutrinae to see a full weekly newspaper and hope to see weekly printing continued. The news team here were able to print 27 weekly newspapers over two semesters for the second volume of The Lutrinae. This is a great accomplishment and the school should be proud of the work their students are doing.
As I graduate and move back to San Luis Obispo, I will cherish the things I learned while working for The Lutrinae as they have given me the professional experience I hope will help me land a job in journalism. I hope to continue writing and know whatever I end up doing will be because of the lessons I learned at CSUMB.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019. We did it!
With love always,