No one ever talks about “the tunnel.”
You know, the tunnel that seems to go on and on, endlessly, until you find this “light” at the end of it? Everyone focuses on the light and what comes at the conclusion of the tunnel, but not enough attention is paid to the tunnel, and the journey that brought you to the end.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Marcos Aragon, and I am the editor in chief of the SLCC Globe for the upcoming fall semester. My major is Journalism, and my background in reporting before accepting this job involves working as an intern first for KSL.com, staying on as a contributing writer and just about every job possible here at The Globe. I’ve appeared on radio, television and the screen/paper in front of you. I want to welcome you to Salt Lake Community College and applaud you for taking your first step into the tunnel.
It does certainly seem dark in here and you may not know where to go, so let me give you this first piece of advice: Don’t go backwards. And have no fear. Fellow students, advisors, teachers and other friendly faces are right here in the tunnel with you. Forge on and boldly go where your instincts take you from now on.
The Globe will be going through our own tunnel as well. We will be shifting towards a stronger online presence to keep up with the modern world. In years past, we have been glued to antiquated deadlines and that in turn would hamstring our ability to bring the most relevant and important news to you, our valued readers. My goal for the semester is to plant the seeds of The Globe online and expand our reach.
We have many things planned and I’m particularly excited to captain the ship, but my crew is truly who keeps the boat afloat. I have a strong group of writers and editors who are eager to work and help create a more well-informed community both within the college and abroad.
SLCC is a good tunnel to enter. It may be dark early on but the light at the conclusion of your time here will be endless. What you put into SLCC, SLCC will do just as much for you in return. My tunnel experience is much like yours, I started here two years ago as a skeptical marketing major. Now here I am, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s not quite here yet. Believe me when I say, I’m personally in here with you.
My last advice for the semester: Enjoy the journey, reflect on what makes you tick and drives your passion. It will come in handy later.
That said, welcome to Salt Lake Community College, I hope you find your light.