Letter From The Editor: Sydney Brown

Hello Otters,

I am beyond thrilled to announce myself as this year’s Editor-in-Chief of The Lutrinae. I joined The Lutrinae team last year working under former Editor-in-Chief, Jenna Ethridge, as a Staff Writer and soon after became the Advertising Manager. This allowed me to pursue my passion for writing while also learning more about journalistic operations. 

I became interested in journalism during my first year of community college and had the opportunity to continue producing written work when transferring to California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) as a human communications major with a concentration in journalism and media studies. Working as a Staff Writer for the student newspaper led me to discover an exceptional amount of knowledge about reporting and helped me improve as a journalist and team member.

Writing in any shape or form offers new perspectives of reality, which can instill creativity into the surface of the mind. I admire this power of literary work, how it inspires us to learn more about ourselves and our community. 

Taking The Lutrinae into a new, fully-online model this year presents an exciting way to connect to the CSUMB community during this unprecedented time. Each week we will post new content on thelutrinae.com and our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.

I strongly encourage students to engage with the newspaper as it provides readings from various topics, including news, opinion, columns, creative works, photography and more. Our staff is dedicated to sharing the most authentic stories with our peers, and we hope to present entertaining content to each reader in hopes that it serves them well in this difficult time. 

Thank you for all of your support, I am very honored and excited to continue The Lutrinae’s legacy. I wish you all a successful semester, and hope you find this unique school year enjoyable! 


Sydney Brown

Editor-in-Chief of The Lutrinae

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