A place to call home

Lakeidra Chavis/Sun Star Editor-in-Chief
Dec. 10, 2013

In May 2013, The Sun Star said goodbye to it’s old office due to the Wood Center construction.

The good news is that as of last Friday, we were notified that our permanent space will be in a visible area in the Wood Center.  The not-so-good news is that our new home won’t be available until, at the earliest, Spring 2015.

Right now, The Sun Star is temporarily located in what used to be ASUAF’s Senate Chambers. If you stop by the student government office to grab free coffee or peek behind the dividing panel, you can see our office with the makeshift paper header above the door.

The space we currently have is so small that we cannot hold staff meetings in it, and most of our furniture and hard-copy archives are in storage.

Despite this, we’ve made do.

During the summer I worked with Anne Williamson, the ASUAF Office Manager and Adviser to rearrange our seven office desks, again and again, to find a space that was not blatantly awkward to work in for the next year.

And even though there are plenty of problems that arise from producing a school newspaper in a 300-square-foot space, a lot of memories have been made here too.

There were nights that turned into 4 a.m. mornings where everyone wore fake mustaches. One time we even got four free pizzas by accident and there was the time when someone called the Wood Center phone and let it ring for 45 minutes straight.

But most importantly are the memories of watching my editors and reporters grow as journalists and people. It’s honestly the best part of my job.

Working with people makes this job undoubtedly one of the hardest student jobs on campus–but that’s also what makes it rewarding.

Being able to work with talented, diverse and hard-working people help especially when is in-between homes.

We look forward to bringing you more news next semester. You can expect more coverage, more in-depth articles and more content variety. And don’t be afraid to let us know how we’re doing.

After all, we’re your student newspaper.

We’re still in the same place and will be for quite a while.

Good luck on finals, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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