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Is this really the end?

After this piece, The Courier as it once was will no longer exist. If you haven’t read it yet, the editorial series that this piece brings to a close includes nine other entries detailing some of the experiences we have had as student journalists at

With great power comes great responsibility

For my final piece in this editorial series, I wanted to take a moment to address a few things that may be overlooked or misunderstood otherwise.  The decision of whether or not to run a story can have consequences. Every Editor-in-Chief, no matter the publication,

A pattern of diminished dignity

We editors have all experienced things while working on the Courier that range from bizarre to inexcusable. Throughout this series, we’ve retold some of the more significant incidents in detail, but we simply don’t have the time or resources to write an exposé on every

A graveyard of stories

Picture for a moment, if you will, coming to the end of a long college term. During the past several weeks, you learned how to capture and retell the stories that constantly surround you. Your hard work is paying off: the story you reported made

The third question

This article was preceded yesterday by another in which nine former Chemeketa journalism students answered a series of questions which began with, “How did being in the Chemeketa Journalism program impact you,” and, “Are there any skills or things you learned in journalism and have

How much lead is safe for children anyway?

I’ve been involved with the Courier for seven long years now. I started in the fall of 2013 as a random student who stumbled into JNL216 out of curiosity and ended up finding my calling. I left the Courier as Editor-in-Chief at the end of

A notice to our community

The first step in solving a problem is acknowledging that the problem exists.  We, the editors of the Courier, come to you today out of desperation. We’ve been fighting on your behalf, both publicly and privately, for years. Publicly, through the stories we’ve published. Privately,