Sports Editor looks forward to becoming editor-in-chief

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Please, take a moment to plug your nose while I throw a few clichés your way. Like anyone says in times of reflections, ‘where did all the time go?’ After one full year as the sports editor this year for the Gateway, it’s my pleasure to make the step to Editor and Chief for the next year. There are plenty of memories to choose from in my first year, both personally and professionally that have made for a unforgettable experience.
Fall sports media day felt like my first day on the job and the Omaha South Classic soccer game against Penn State felt like my first true coverage as the editor. Being the sports editor has had its definite ups and downs.
From scrambling to get from the men’s basketball to hockey in one day to talking one on with athletes about personal life events, the job has had its rewards. The professional relationships I’ve developed with some of the administration, coaches and players is one that I cherish and hope to build on going forward.
Going into the year, I had known Sean personally through our connection being in the same fraternity. Otherwise, every other member of the Gateway staff was a stranger. Through nine months of late night productions, early morning work sessions and get togethers in-between, these staff members have become my family.
Next year there will be big changes with the Gateway. Mostly being, the new website launch will finally get the Gateway adequately into the digital age.
It’s been a great experience being a part of the Gateway this year, and I look forward to growing and improving in the coming years.

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