Welcome back everybody!
F+L would like to inform you about our new focus. We will continue to be your source for independent news on SFC and are expanding our straight news coverage to Student Senate. We will also bring you a handful of investigative pieces like our feature last semester on the prospect of an online syllabus database.
In addition to our hard original reporting, we’ve turned most of our staff into bloggers and given them the freedom to write about whatever aspect of Oberlin they please. We’ve encouraged them to contribute frequently and develop their own unique voice. If they want to write up an event, we have told them to bring their background knowledge and share their opinions. Pretty much, all we ask is that they obtain a worthwhile perspective and style, whether they’re writing about a show, speaker, event, OSCA, classes, streaking, student politics, trips in the Arb, etc. These are things anybody can do, so if you do interesting things and want to share, send it in to email@example.com.
Columnists at F+L approach their pieces with different intentions. Each one is intended to be thought provoking and start deeper conversations. Within a week, we will start regular columns on being black at Oberlin, perspectives on Christianity, and our staff’s formative childhood experiences. We hope it doesn’t stop there. If you are interested in having a column, know that we are looking for you. You’ll probably have an easier time finding us, however, and we’re always in the mood for deep conversation. Come talk to us!
Our major goal is to record our collective Oberlin experience and to start conversations. To truly reflect Oberlin as a whole we invite you to contribute your perspective at least once while you’re here.
In terms of conversation, we’d like to discuss our student government by starting with the facts on SFC and Senate. But that’s not all we want to talk about. Through embracing quality blogging we hope our posts become more personally engaging. In their own efforts to spark conversation, our columnists are looking forward to tackling controversial issues head on.
To keep the talk going, we’ve mandated that our staff respond to every reader comment on their pieces. If you comment, you will receive a response in no more than a day. If you don’t, that’s a problem and you should send the writer an email. If they ignore that, that’s a serious problem and F+L’s owner needs to know about it. Send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you enjoy our new approach. There’s a lot in store this semester and we hope you check back frequently. Rest assured, we’ll keep you informed about what’s happening on campus and internally here at F+L.