By Chandler Walter, Editor-in-Chief
The days of seeing a shiny new Other Press on those little metal stands every week has unfortunately come to an end.
No, we haven’t completely overhauled our distribution schedule like some newsrooms have over the past few years, and there’s no worries of us going online-only anytime soon. What’s actually happening is what has happened every summer semester for as long as I can remember (so, like, at least three or four years ago); We’re headed into summer scheduling.
This means that instead of a brand new Other Press arriving in your hallways, cafeterias, and classrooms every week, we’re switching over to monthly publishing—if only from May to August.
Unfortunately for those of you taking summer classes, there simply aren’t enough of you around campus to justify weekly issues, and a few of our more selfish employees have had the ridiculous idea of actually enjoying some time off while it’s sunny out. (Yes, I’m guilty.)
But there is something of a silver-lining to all of this, as slower turnover means that our brave journalists will have just that much more time to investigate, interview, write, and report by the time the next issue rolls out of the printers. It also gives us some free time to get down to the nitty gritty of how we want to run the paper, and exactly what changes we plan to make in the lead up to September.
We will still be hosting meetings throughout the summer, so if you’ve ever wanted to check out how this paper is actually created, you can swing by our office at around 6:30 pm on Monday, April 30, Monday, June 4, Monday July 9, or Monday, August 6 (though this schedule is not concrete, so feel free to email me at the address provided below beforehand, just to be sure). Our room number can also be found below, and we’re just past the gym on the ground floor.
It has been a pleasure, a privilege, and an honour to run the Other Press as Editor-in-Chief during our weekly publication, and I’ve been proud to see our writers and editors improve throughout the past year. While this isn’t an official goodbye from me just yet, it does seem like the most hectic, non-stop, and, ultimately, fullfilling part of this job has come to an end.
So, be sure to keep an eye out for a new OP on the stands throughout the summer, and if you’ve ever thought about working for a newspaper, we provide the perfect training grounds. Positions will be open for application come August (yes, including the position of Editor-in-Chief), so feel free to polish off the resume and send it on it.
We’ll be happy to have you.