“How Do I Write For Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…”

Liana Teixeira

Hello readers! I don’t know about you, but spring semester is flying by, and it’s a bit difficult to believe this is only the second editorial I have written since classes began. I’m not going to lie—I’m pretty rusty. And busy, for that matter (which is why I find myself writing my weekly editorial merely hours before the newspaper must be sent to print. Not fun.)

However, I want to take this time to discuss The Charger Bulletin itself. Writing for the Bulletin as a freshman was probably one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had during my time at UNH, and part of me is disappointed that more students don’t get involved with the student newspaper. That’s why I encourage all students to get involved with the medias on campus; it’s an excellent way of sharing your thoughts or following your passions. Now, I’m not saying

you have to live and breathe the Bulletin to be involved. There are tons of ways you and your suitemates, friends and colleagues can contribute to us.

Enjoy writing news stories? Perfect! We send out a weekly article list with the many events on campus to choose from. Our Entertainment and Sports Editors also have separate staffs, so if newswriting isn’t your thing, try another genre for size. Not the best writer, but love taking pictures? We could always use more photographers. Have a strong opinion on an issue? The Charger Bulletin accepts any and all opinion/editorial submissions by students, given that they are free of obscenities or harmful language.

Aside from writing and photography, the Bulletin offers additional opportunities within our staff. We have Entertainment, Sports and Opinion Editors, and open positions for Advertising and Marketing Managers. Students can also sign up to be on our distribution list and help deliver the newspaper to the various buildings on campus (did I mention you get to ride in a golf cart?).

Have an exceptional eye for detail? Copy editing might be right for you. Before each issue gets sent to print, you would help locate any misspellings or typos we might have missed. For those who tech-savvy and interested in broadcasting, the Bulletin operates a Podcast, where you can report on what’s going on around campus and summarize some of the week’s top stories.

One of the most common misconceptions is that newspapers are all about writing. But in reality, it’s so much more than that. Working with the Charger Bulletin means sharing your ideas, expanding your social network and working with a group of superb individuals.

Each March, applications for the positions of Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Editor are made available through Charger connection, so stay tuned! Until then, if you have any questions or want to get involved with Charger Bulletin, contact me at [email protected] or the Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Field, at [email protected].