Welcome to the Collegiate Times. Our newspaper is the primary source of news serving our beautiful campus of Virginia Tech, as well as the town of Blacksburg.
I am Justin Graves, your public editor, and I do a number of things for our fine publication. I try to think of myself as the face of our paper, but that mostly just helps my ego.
I want to explain to you how you can help our paper and how our paper can help you.
Most importantly, you can help our paper by contributing. Your thoughts, your ideas, your time, all of the above — your input is what shapes the Collegiate Times.
If you would like to write a column, e-mail our opinions editor at email@example.com. If you would like to join our staff as a writer, designer or copy editor, e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org.
If prose isn’t your forte, you can take photographs. One of our sister divisions here in the media hall in Squires Student Center, Student Publications Photography Staff, provides the photographs that you’ll see throughout the year in the newspaper and at the end of the year in our yearbook, the Bugle of Virginia Tech.
There are so many different ways to get involved here at the CT, but those are definitely the best.
If you would like to take the time to get to know the town a lot better, I would recommend writing for news. That’s exactly what I did as a freshman, and it was the easiest way to get my foot in the door with a lot of student organizations, as well as get more acclimated with the town.
Getting used to campus and making new friends is almost synonymous with working for the CT.
Lastly, if you would like to know more about whom we are as a staff, you can go over to our website, CollegiateTimes.com. Also, take a stop by our office over in 365 Squires and meet plenty of staff members.
We are almost always there, and any smiling face will be able to help you out. Keep an eye out for more columns from me throughout the year, as I explain what I do, why we do the things we do and why you should work with us, while we give the news to our community.
Until next time, e-mail email@example.com.