Originally published in The Daily Toreador.
Author’s Note: This was my farewell column for The Daily Toreador. My time with the newspaper was amazing, and I will probably miss it greatly. I can only hope that I’m moving onto bigger and better things.
The original headline read, “Three and a half years, 80,000 words later.”
When President Obama announced Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. troops, one of the first thoughts to go through my mind was, “Man, I’ll probably never get to experience major news like that while in a newsroom ever again.”
See, there’s something special about the fervor over breaking news that you find when you’re hanging out with reporters. Whether the news is good or bad, the electricity in the air can be oddly intoxicating.
But not intoxicating enough to make me change my major from English to journalism. As great as the past three and a half years writing for The Daily Toreador have been, that sort of reporting isn’t exactly my calling, and so this likely marks the end of my time in this environment. Continue Reading…