‘So, kay, bye!’

Beth Hyatt

Copy Editor

“So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodnight.”

My time at The Tropolitan has come to a close, and words cannot express how thankful I am to have served on this staff.

When I joined the team a year ago, I had no interest in journalism or newspapers at all.

I merely wanted to get some experience copy editing. Once on staff, I learned more than I ever could have imagined.

I understand more about journalism and reporting now, and I actually would enjoy making a career of it. I learned how to perform interviews, how to meet strict writing deadlines and just what all goes into making a paper come to life.

This is no easy task, but we have successfully accomplished it week after week. Thank you, Trop.

You gave me a newfound respect for newspapers. My advice to anyone even remotely interested in working for a newspaper is to start now.

Go ahead and attend a Trop meeting. Meet the staff, spend some time in the office and just take it all in.

It’s easy to catch on to the process, and

the people on staff are amazing. No one is cut from the same cloth.

We all brought something different to the room, and this always kept layout nights interesting.

You don’t have to be a certain type of person, listen to a certain type of music, or even look a certain way to fit in here.

The Trop is a family and I am honored to have been apart of it even for a short time.

You guys are amazing, and I can’t wait to see where life takes you all.

I will miss you guys, and I wish you all the best. Thank you for letting me be a part of the family.

Peace out, boy and girl scouts!

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