Goodbye, Hello

Kara Protasio, [email protected], is junior mass media major.

Hello fellow students. I hope everyone had nice break. I hope you notice the changes in our newspaper.

For example, we are now printing the Washburn Review in full color. We switched printing companies this semester because the Lawrence Journal World printing operations was closed. I just want to take a moment and thank them for printing us all these years. They were great to work with and they did a great job in ensuring that our paper looked amazing. I also want to give a special thank you to Dennis Weese for being our liaison with LWJ and giving us all the help and advice we needed to make a successful paper. 

I’m also happy to announce that we are now printing with The Examiner from Independence. We are so lucky to have them as our new publisher. I’m looking forward to working with experts from The Examiner and learning all that I can about how to publish a great newspaper.

We can print in full color now. However, don’t expect to see the Washburn Review decked out in lots of color. Little color goes a long way in a newspaper. The natural gray color in newspaper makes images darker and can muddy up some of the photos or graphics. We will be working hard to make sure we provide the best images for our paper. 

This semester could be the very last semester for The Washburn Review. This semester will determine if we continue to have our college newspaper or not is not set in stone. I hope that this semester we can prove that Washburn deserves to have a student run newspaper. We want to make your voice be heard and bring you news that is important to our campus and our Topeka community. If you have news ideas that you want to see covered, please submit it to our website www.washburnreview.org or come to the student media office in the lower level of the union to talk to a member of student media. We want to cover topics that are important to you.

We hope you enjoy this semester’s issues as we continue to work hard to bring you exceptional content and bring you news that matters to WU!