By Brian Arrell
I’ve been a Mountaineer less than two terms, but I’ve already learned a few things since transferring to EOU from Gresham’s Mt. Hood Community College over the summer.
First, La Grande is a wonderful town. Amidst the kind residents and seemingly bi-weekly parades, I feel right at home. It’s definitely more my speed than Portland.
Second, “winter” and “nature” signify much different things here than they do on the western side of the state. I suspect it will take me a while longer before I truly appreciate these differences.
Finally, I’m learning that I don’t really have a clue as to how to write an editor’s column for a newspaper – but I suppose I’d better figure it out quickly, because I’m the latest News and Features editor for The Voice.
Pleased to make your acquaintance.
Some of you may recognize me from the EOU Writing Center, where I work as a writing tutor. Others of you may know me from any of the writing, literature or education classes I’ve taken over the past two terms.
For those of you who don’t know me, and if you haven’t already guessed, my ultimate goal is to one day teach English language arts. So I’m here at EOU to finish a bachelor’s degree in English and then a master of arts degree in teaching.
In the meantime, however, I am very excited to begin my turn as your newest News and Features editor. If you see me around campus, please feel free to stop me and say, “Hello.”
And I’ll keep trying to figure out how best to write these things.