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RIP, Chemeketa’s student newspaper

Members of the Courier staff and their offspring wave goodbye after producing the final edition.

Members of the Courier staff and their offspring wave goodbye after producing the final edition.

Photo by Andrew Bone

The Courier dies with this edition.

It has served the Chemeketa student body and staff for decades. But it joins the horse and buggy, the ice box, and the rotary telephone as a relic whose time has come and gone.

We trust that the stewards at the college will replace it with updated technology in the weeks and months ahead, again alerting the occupants of 4000 Lancaster Drive NE to the vagaries of the passing scene.

What that technology might be or entail – a website, a blog, a twitter account, something else entirely, a sheet of paper tacked onto a wall – we can only guess, though we confess to being curious and ready to answer the call.

It has been our pleasure — indeed, our honor — to serve you in this format through the years. Thank you for your attention, your eyes and ears, your suggestions, your participation, your help, your well-intentioned encouragement.

For all of the student reporters and editors and photographers and production and advertising personnel who represented Smoke Signals,the Courier 4, and the Courier through many dozens of fall, winter, and spring terms, we sign off knowing that we did our best, knowing that we learned a great deal along the way, and trusting that we may have made things a bit easier for you as your navigated your way through Chemeketa.

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