Love letters from the old boss

I found a great group of friends at the paper . . . people I will probably stay in touch with for the rest of my life (thank you Facebook). My staff was fun, diverse and smart. We were “engaged” way before that word had a marketing team behind it.

There are skills I learned in the newsroom that I still use every single day: graphic design, interviewing, writing with an audience in mind, questioning authority, researching and meeting deadlines just to name a few. If you develop a nose for news, it really never goes away. I hear a hot story and I think to myself, “Damn it, I wish I still wrote for a newspaper.”

-Vegor Pedersen, Editor-in-Chief 2004-2005

Once upon a time, in the days before a university and masthead status change, I edited The College Times, a four-section publication that covered the news and events of interest for what I hope was a wide variety of UVSC students.

My years editing the paper enabled me to become a strong, accessible writer; taught me the consequence of being a diligent and accurate researcher; and refined my ability to monitor and comment on the trends that captivate the majority, while recognizing the impact and importance of an often times silent minority.

But above all, it gifted me lasting friendships that I have carried into my adult life, friendships that have transformed me in immeasurable ways. And for that I am most thankful.

-Eleanor Cleverly, Editor-in-chief 2007-2008

Working for the UVU Review absolutely made my college experience worthwhile.  You see behind the scenes and get to know the talented and driven people that make the university tick. You learn indispensable skills like writing, editing and graphic design that carry over into your coursework and resume.

You meet incredible students on staff and while reporting. I attribute my success at UVU to the newspaper. I wouldn’t have scored awesome internships without the newspaper. I probably wouldn’t have gotten into graduate school without the newspaper. Without UVU Review, my college experience would have had fewer laughs, lonely Friday nights and grammatical ineptitude. Luckily, working for the newspaper saved me from such a fate.

-Jennie Nichols-Smith, Editor-in-Chief 2009-2010

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