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On a side note: Hey, we’re learning here

In Educational Opportunities, Journalism, The Torch on February 17, 2011 at 12:56 pm

People make mistakes.

It’s a fact of life. Otherwise, how else do you learn?

I can’t tell you how many times I ended up with “fish” as the answer when I first tried my hand at the quadratic formula or how long it took me to learn how to make the best barbecue chicken sandwich this side of the Cascades.

If you’ve never failed, you never really tried.

And that’s what makes The Torch such a valuable resource for both its readers and writers. It’s a place for people to try their hand at journalism.

The same applies for other organizations on campus. Student government is learning how to organize and conduct public meetings. The Student Production Association crafts shows so its members may learn the ropes of the entertainment business.

We’re all criticized from all sides. Not everyone will agree with ASLCC’s decisions, not everyone will attend every production S.P.A. puts on and there are very few people who read The Torch front to back every week.

I know there are a handful of folks who peruse the paper each Thursday. We hear from them pretty consistently.

Yes, some readers point out errors in our copy.

Sometimes mistakes make it past us, as I’m sure they happen on your math homework from time to time. (After all, that quadratic formula’s a killer.)

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