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Thanks for a great spring semester!

The Spartan Echo student newspaper thanks our audience for their wonderful support throughout this spring semester.  Whether you picked up a print copy on campus, downloaded the PDF of our print editions online, browsed our website, kept up with our website posts through Twitter or Facebook, watched our videos online or our TV show on campus through closed-circuit television, we are happy and proud to have your support.  We are student journalists learning our craft, so thank you also for your patience and–as always–your feedback.

With so much going on at Norfolk State University this semester, we’ve tried to keep up with it.  We strive to bring you not only what’s going on around campus and around the corner, but also around the world.  Thanks to the generosity and support of Student Activities, we use our Associated Press subscription primarily on our website in order to reach anyone anywhere with news and features that are relevant to them.  We’re proud to publish as much international and national news and features as any commercial media outlet, if not more.

We can do that because every mass communication and journalism major on campus will serve as one of our web content producers for at least one semester before graduation.  In addition, students from the news writing class in NSU’s journalism curriculum serve as reporters for the newspaper and students from the broadcast news class in the mass communications curriculum serve as multimedia journalists for the website and as producers for our closed-circuit campus television show.

We’d like to take this opportunity, however, to emphasize that EVERY student at NSU can work on the paper, our website, or even our TV show; we’re a student newspaper and–in this day and age–that means multimedia outlet.  So come by and see us in the fall or keep an eye on our website for upcoming fall staff announcements and contact the new editors to get involved over the summer.

We’ll start meeting regularly again the first week of fall semester classes in room 344 of the Student Center every Tuesday and Thursday.  Help us by letting us help you build your resume.  Whether you’re a chemistry student writing about the dangers of food additives, a political science major writing about the upcoming national elections, a finance major penning an editorial about the evils of debt, a budding photographer or graphic artist, or just someone who wants to hang out and meet some fellow students who are serious about getting ahead in life, we’d like to meet you and work with you.

Sure, we’ll continue to keep our hand in the game during summer school with web content production, but we’ll start planning and researching our first print edition of the fall semester sometime in late July.

In the meantime, congratulations to all of our graduates!  We’ll miss you, but hope to see you again during homecoming.  Also, thanks again to our audience for a great spring semester and we hope your summer is safe, joyous and satisfying.