Letter from the Editor

Dear readers,

As midterms conclude on campus and we reach the second half of the semester, I’m encouraged to see so many productive conversations happening on campus, whether at the fantastic annual Sewanee Monologues event or at the Symposium on Borders and Human Rights. Sewanee is a center of learning and discussion, and in this issue particularly I feel that we see the ability of so many individuals on campus to share their stories and knowledge with others.

With two issues left of The Purple this semester, I want to congratulate our newspaper’s staff and all of its contributors on their hard work and dedication. It’s not easy to write for a newspaper, where every fact, phrasing, and grammar minutiae matters deeply and can potentially have an audience of thousands. Despite this pressure, each writer, photographer, and cartoonist succeeds admirably, and I’m proud of the work we’ve done thus far.

I encourage all of our readers to follow The Sewanee Purple’s website and social media for frequent updates. I also hope that you feel comfortable reaching out to us with your feedback, questions, or story tips. We constantly endeavor to be a newspaper of the community, and we always appreciate the community’s help in achieving that mission.

Fleming Smith ‘19

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