Letters from the editors

Dear readers,

In the years I’ve been working as a student journalist, I have never been more proud to be a part of a newspaper that’s committed to give underrepresented communities a voice. El Leñador has given me the honor and privilege to work with a group of students that work diligently to provide clear and reliable information.

As the semesters come and go, our goal and commitment, as a paper, remains the same. We are drawn to under-reported stories and aim to deliver the news as clear as possible.

As the editor-in-chief, I hope that we have delivered on this commitment this semester.

I want to thank our staff who makes this paper happen every month – as cliché as it sounds, without them El Leñador is not possible.

To Andrea Juarez, our faculty advisor, thank you for being our fearless mentor and believing in all of us.

Most importantly to our readers, thank you for supporting El Leñador. During our production weekends we keep you in mind to produce the best monthly issues and provide informative, entertaining, and above all, useful content.

Do let us know if there are any topics you’d like to see covered in the future.

Thank you for reading El Leñador.

Muchas gracias,

Editora, Vanessa Flores

Dear readers,

I decided to become a journalist because I wanted to help people. I wanted to give people who felt like they didn’t have a voice the opportunity to speak, not to speak for them.

It wasn’t until I arrived here and joined El Leñador did I feel like I took the first step in realizing that goal.

My name is Carlos Holguin and I will be the Spring 2020 Editor in Chief for El Leñador. I am asking you to join me in becoming a part of something bigger.

This paper that you’re reading right now, like the other publications here on campus, was created from the ground up by a dedicated group of students who believed in what they were doing. It’s the culmination of blood, sweat and tears from people wanting to make a difference in their community.

To many of us here this is more than just a class, it’s a small family away from home.

We want to help each other do better, to be better.

If you read our paper, thank you and I hope to see you picking it up every month next semester.

If you haven’t, watch us. We’ll give you a reason to read.


Spring 2020 Editor-in-Chief,

Carlos Holguin

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