Kristin’s View

Kristin Marthaler

Kristin Marthaler

This issue ends my reign as editor-in-chief. After the sadness kicks in, relief does as well. No more 4 a.m. Monday nights. No more pointless questions at midnight. No more yelling at staff for not getting their pages done. With all of that, I’m going to miss it though!

After “falling” into this position, I was scared out of my mind. “Control a college paper? That is impossible,” I told myself. I’m not ready for this. I’m not ready to take on the world. I was told you had to have a thick skin if you run the Collegian (or any paper for that matter.) So when I came into the job, I thought I had a thick skin, but the paper proved me wrong. My skin has defiantly gotten thicker, but isn’t thick enough. It has definitely prepared me for the real world though.

I have SDSU to thank for that. What a great opportunity. Being president of the journalism club for two years, editor-in-chief of the Collegian, and building a resume’ tape for my future … SDSU has allowed me to do so much.

A special thanks to President Miller for helping me out with a lot of things. This institution is going to be losing a great president next year. I’d also like to thank Sherry Fuller Bordewyk, who is our advisor. After a few weeks of stepping on toes and fighting for power, we finally figured it out. She is a great asset to the Collegian. Jeremy Fugelberg and Heather Mangan (along with alumni) are the ones to thank for that.

To Lucy: all I have to say is we know when to stop talking to each other, especially at 2 a.m. I also want to thank my staff. I could not have done this without you. The harsh words and midnight beatings were with love and for motivation. Everyone on the staff this year will go so far in life and I can’t wait to watch you get there.

The Collegian staff is made up of students just like you. They have full course loads, most of them also have a job besides the Collegian. Then, they spend Monday night down at the Collegian working all night to make everything perfect. Things get jumbled and mixed around sometimes, but we are students, this is a learning process. So thank you, readers, for being there during this year. You (the readers) are what keeps us going at 2 a.m. when we want to quit. We think of you, and how we need to get the information out there. To everyone else who I haven’t named, mostly roommates, family and friends, thank you for dealing with me this year. Even though it took a few of you a year to realize, “I’m not free Monday nights,” it’s been a journey. So thank you for being there for me during all of it.

I am going to miss the Collegian. It is officially now my baby, however, it is time to pass it on. Jeremy Fugelberg will be taking over now. You are in good hands, SDSU.