The Jambar Editorial: Goodnight and good luck

Dear Penguin community,

In this short and strange fall semester, it has been my honor to serve as the editor-in-chief for the student voice of Youngstown State University. In that short time, I’ve covered numerous protests spanning from mask mandates to abortion rights to the university’s decision to cut 26 programs. Though there’s been a lot of heartbreak, I’ve also had the pleasure of overseeing some wonderful stories covering passionate students and faculty and the work they do that makes YSU an amazing institution. 

I’m deeply proud to be graduating from this institution, not because of the administration, but because of my amazing fellow students, professors and colleagues at The Jambar. To Mary Beth Earnheardt, Michele Gatts and Shelley Blundell: you have all been amazing teachers and mentors. I would not be the journalist I am today without your guidance.

To my editorial team at The Jambar: even through all of the long nights and frustrating mishaps and breaking coverage, you have been my supporters and the backbone of this paper. You make the stories we tell even better and the long nights go a little faster with all of you by my side. My Wednesday nights won’t be the same without you.

It’s my pleasure to hand off the editor-in-chief position to Sydney Stalnecker, who has done an amazing job with our broadcast publication JambarTV. I know she will do great things at the helm and I look forward to seeing the great things she accomplishes. 

Good night and good luck,

Abigail Cloutier