Letter: Daily’s fall spring editor in chief welcomes first-year students

Emily Barske


All of us from the Daily want to welcome you to Iowa State and wish you the best of luck. We hope your time here is successful and worthwhile, but more importantly, we hope you’ll make us part of your adventure — and here’s why:

One of the great and scary things about college is stepping outside of your comfort zone. You’ll be exposed to new information, new people, new ideas and new ways of thinking that will challenge many of the beliefs you came here with.

This time will not only be for learning about yourself, but also for learning about your community and what role you play in it. Staying informed is an important aspect of being involved on campus. The Daily is here to serve you in that regard.

The Daily exists to provide information you want and need in our news, sports, arts and entertainment, food and fitness and fashion sections, and to lead community conversations through our opinion section.

The purpose of our news content is to provide fair, complete and accurate coverage about issues relevant to the ISU and Ames communities.

Opinion content is meant to spark public discourse by providing opinion-based content supported by facts and sound reasoning. Our opinion coverage also extends to providing a space for community members to voice their perspectives in letters to the editor, and we encourage you to write to us and join in the conversations that provoke and promote change for the better.

Not only can you learn about Student Government, events on campus, athletics, key issues, health, entertainment and so many more ISU topics, but you also can get this information in many different forms. The Daily offers a daily newspaper available on stands around campus, 24/7 online content, social media content, app content and events on campus — all of which are free to students.

As you prepare for your adventure at Iowa State, we challenge you to be an active member of this community by consuming our platforms. Stay informed. Keep an open mind. Hear what other people have to say. Be a part of the conversation.

With regards,

Emily Barske

Editor in Chief