As of this semester, I have the honor to serve as Editor-in-Chief of VRGD’s student operated newspaper, Rydbergaren. I believe the team behind this newspaper has a responsibility to provide credible, easy-to-understand information to the student body and I’m thrilled to help guide Rydbergaren towards this goal.
For those of you who haven’t already made my acquaintance, my name is Yasmine; though I sometimes go by Yaz, Yasse or Yazzy. I’m a Second Year economics student who can easily be identified by the mass of curly brown hair on my head—which is occasionally organized—though most often not. I enjoy discussing social justice issues, watching House of Cards, drinking vanilla tea, reading, and running track (particularly 100m and 200m).
Being Rydbergaren’s Editor-in-Chief is a huge opportunity, but more importantly a huge responsibility, and I’m excited to have been chosen for the position. As the 2017-2018 academic year settles in, there is a lot to be aware of: at school, locally, and on world levels.
My goal this year is simple: to provide primarily you, the student body, open and honest reporting on VRGD-related topics as well as on the issues and accomplishments that affect us.
In addition, my goal is to maintain the integrity and authority of Rydbergaren that was established through the leadership of my predecessor, Astrid Ohlsson. However, this is a goal that requires your help. If you’re interested in a particular topic, or are concerned about something and no one is saying or doing anything about it, then this is the platform for you to make yourself heard.
Don’t be afraid to share your educated opinion or to use Rydbergaren as a tool to sharpen your skills for the future. There is no reason to fear coming forward to write, film, record or take pictures—certainly not with me. And if you don’t want to do any of these things, please read and support the work of your peers.
If you’re interested in becoming a member of Rydbergaren, follow this link http://ebas.ungmedia.se/signups/index/84 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to welcome you to this wonderful organization. I look forward to the year that lies ahead!