By Sydney Tomlinson
Hi, and welcome back!
I hope your school year is off to a great start so far, and I hope you’re not procrastinating your homework by reading this. (Although if you are, I understand. I’m avoiding finishing my homework by writing this.) As we transition into the new year, I want to share with you a few of the changes and additions coming to The U Post that we’re very excited about, and we hope you will be too.
First and foremost, I feel that I have to acknowledge the biggest change that has ever happened to The U Post, which is that I am now the one writing this piece. If you were at University last year, you already know this, and if you weren’t you may not care, but I feel a need to recap. This past June, Naomi Farahan, who created The U Post from the ground up in 2012, graduated with the UHS Class of 2015, as did others who had led this space for years. Now those roles have been passed on to myself, along with Patrick Naremore, Livi Nichols, and Emily Gardner, and we are honored and thrilled to take this on, of course with the help of Ashley Crockett-Lohr.
We are looking forward to expanding our content in a variety of ways this year, starting with social media. In addition to our Facebook Page and Twitter account, you can now follow The U Post on Instagram and add us on Snapchat. We’ll be posting some content exclusively to certain social media, so be sure to follow all our accounts, which you can find on the website. Then, be on the look out for Humans of University on Instagram, breaking news updates on Twitter, weekly puns from Mr. Bradley on Snapchat, and much, much more.
While there are various new additions coming to The U Post this year, we haven’t forgotten the old favorites. Ace and Luther will still be doling out hilarious yet helpful guidance to students as our anonymous faculty advice columnists. Livi Nichols will continue the tradition of Athlete of the Week interviews, and Emily Gardner will shine the spotlight on those outside sports with Artist of the Week pieces.
This year, The U Post is going new places, but not leaving behind any of the old ones. Our door is always open, so if you want to be involved in any way, never hesitate to come to us with your ideas. I can’t wait to see all of the amazing pieces created by old and new members of the UHS community alike, and I hope you’ll join us in continuing to grow this site as an awesome space for all of us to connect and share our lives, interests, and experiences with one another.