Hello everyone, and welcome to Concordia! My name is Paige Uzzell and I am this year’s managing editor of the Sower.
The Sower is a student-run newspaper. This means that everyone who works for the paper is a student like you. Our staff is full of unique individuals that are active in different sports and clubs around campus. This allows us to find stories that will interest all kinds of people on campus.
This year the Sower will be having four print editions, this being the first one. This does not mean we are not still working in between each paper. We will be starting a new edition called the Cyber Sower which will be sent out on the last day of each month via email.
Along with our cyber and print editions, the Sower has a website where we put all of our stories, along with up-to-date athletic results. This can be found at www.cunesower.com.
Like all other groups on campus, we are active on social media. We have Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. On these platforms we post quick updates about athletics and campus life. We also use these to promote area businesses that students can benefit from.
That was a lot of what the Sower does, but what does it mean to work for it? It means you have a job that pays you to write, photograph or edit. It means you meet a bunch of new people on campus and in Seward. It means you build connections throughout all of Nebraska. It means you are a part of something bigger than yourself.
If this sounds like something that you want to be a part of, feel free to apply to the Sower. You do not have to be the best writer in the world to work here, just as long as you are willing to learn and grow as a person.
As I am finishing up this letter, there are a couple of side notes I realize that I need to make. First off, I want to thank everyone that made this welcome issue possible. We had reporters, editors and photographers creating this print edition while on summer break. This would not have been possible without all of their dedication and hard work.
I also want to push out some advice to anyone who has made it this far. Not every day is going to be easy, actually most days are not going to be what you would consider as “easy,” but that is okay. All you need to do is find the adventure in every single day. An adventure can be as simple as talking to a stranger to going out with friends or getting coffee. Make each moment an adventure and you will realize how amazing every single day can be.
So with all of that being said, welcome to Concordia University, and I hope each day here is an adventure.
By Paige Uzzell