So my alma mater, Washington State University, is having its annual elections for the school’s student government. By default, I am going to be rooting for the above candidates to win because Kyle Erdman is a fellow alumnus from my old high school, John R. Rogers. (Go Pirates!)
So this particular event holds a lot of memories for me from back when I was a copy chief at my university’s paper, The Daily Evergreen. The copy chief is responsible for wading through every student-written article that will run in the next day’s paper. I had to edit articles for spelling, grammar, journalism style and whatnot.
Needless to say, it is a very important role and an essential part in making sure a given paper was at least somewhat legible when you picked up a physical copy from a newspaper rack in the morning. However, it was also extremely frustrating and difficult at times because some writing pieces made me think, “Did someone from college actually type this?”