By design, student media groups are petri dishes; they serve as a place for students to learn and develop their skills, all under the watchful eye of the public. But like all individuals and organizations, sometimes student media groups must learn from our mistakes.
Most of the current staff will graduate before the paper goes under. We'll take our clips and our experience to graduate schools and publications across the country. But for most of us, our time at The Daily Campus wasn't just a means to that end.
Every person who participates in sports won't become a professional athlete. But everyone should have the same opportunities to chase their dreams. I may not have the same basketball gifts as a Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, but like them I was given a chance for equal play.