Letter from the Editor


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I’ve always been one to countdown to the first day of school. It means yellow pencils, apples, lunchboxes and fall air slipping its way into the sticky hot days of late August.

Since I’ve been at the U, it means the first Thursday night football game, walking past rows of starry-eyed underclassmen crowding Greek row for rush week, picking up peaches from the campus farmers market and wearing lots of crimson.

Whether you’re new to the U or you’re coming back for another year of class, welcome back. Welcome back to another season of music and cheers blasting out of Rice-Eccles Stadium, to the daily dance of dodging longboarders and bikers rushing to class, to lectures in Kingsbury, to picnics between classes, concerts on the grass, to Crimson Nights in the Union and to the books, labs and piles of homework that keep us in the crazy swirl of becoming and learning that is life at the U. In a few weeks, the leaves will turn, and it will really feel like fall and school have hit again — and no matter how new or strange it all feels today, we’ll all feel right at home.

Most years, I’m checking days off the calendar and gazing at my booklist online by mid-August, waiting for this whirlwind to start. But this year, I’ve spent that time plotting out all the fun we’re going to have at The Chrony come the first day of school. Instead of checking and re-checking my class schedule, I’ve been supervising a redesign of our website. Instead of just dreaming of watching football games, I’ve been watching our sports team draft their own gameplan to cover football games. This year, they’ll be producing highlight reels filmed from the sidelines, while a team of sports journalists catches clips of the third down jump from their seats in the MUSS. Our photographers will post photo galleries at half-time and at the end of each game.

This year, we’re covering the U deeper than ever before, and we’re already having a blast doing it. This summer, we relaunched as a news magazine because we wanted to highlight the U’s awesomeness with more art and photography. Pick up The Chrony every day, and you’ll be holding a map to get through your day. Open up the front cover, and you’ll get the scoop on making the most of your day with “Today at the U.” We’ll tell you what games to catch, which guest lectures to make room for in your schedule and where the free food is. Pull up our website for live updates on breaking news, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram — we’ve got you covered, whether you’re wondering about the latest news from the stadium, crime on campus or concert line-ups. Pick up the mag every day for a good dose of the fun and the fine things at the U, and we’ll keep you in touch with students around you. We’ll point you towards the best restaurants, keep you on point with fashion spreads and date ideas and help you make the most of every second at the U.

It’s going to be a great year, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. Good luck.

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