As we ring in a new quarter and a new decade, it is with great delight that I write to you as the new Editor-in-Chief of The Ebbtide, SCC’s very own award-winning student-run newspaper.
My employment at The Ebbtide began in October 2018 when I was hired as Arts and Entertainment Editor. It was during this time that I debuted my original review column, “Double Exposure,” which I plan to continue for many quarters to come.
Whether it be my love for writing or my distant blood relation to Walter Cronkite, I have always had a passion for the news.
My interest in journalism is owed largely in part to movies and television that feature such themes. From films like “The China Syndrome,” “Network” and “Broadcast News” to programs such as “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” I have been exposed over the years to a colorful variety of journalistic characters which — albeit fictional — proved unexpectedly relatable.
Perhaps nothing sums up my endeavors more eloquently than a line from 1941’s “Citizen Kane,” in which Orson Welles’ titular character is quoted as saying, “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.”
In our first winter issue, it is with great enthusiasm that I announce the debut of our Science and Technology section, in which we hope to incorporate a larger focus on the college’s STEM aspects.
I am proud to say that we have a wonderful staff of bright, knowledgeable writers dedicated to bringing you a rich lineup of stories. In 2020, we will continue to deliver the facts and strive for quality.
Thank you for reading The Ebbtide.