What it means to be your student newspaper

Marlon Pitter
Connector Editor

In light of recent criticism of our news reporting and objectives, I would like to take the opportunity to address the matter of serving this campus as the official student newspaper at UMass Lowell.

As a news organization for the campus community, we strive to bring you information pertinent to your life as a student, visitor, staff or faculty member that helps you understand your environment and make decisions based on it. We also make every effort to bring you the most objective and unbiased reporting, which results in presenting you with the most essential facts surrounding the campus.

Likewise, it would be remiss to not serve, arguably, our most important purpose at the university: to represent the voice of the university community on the issues that affect us, whether they are campus, local, national, or world issues. We have been the megaphone for students to sound off on issues relating to politics, the bookstore, the city of Lowell, campus safety, the smoking policy, parking and more. Therefore, we will continue to be a true representation of how this campus community lives and feels just as we have done in the past.

We listen to your concerns and will take every measure to address them as reporters. If there is a problem on campus, large or small, our purpose is to represent your interests and get the answers you need to the best of our ability. This is something we take great pride in and a responsibility that we will not shun as a news organization. If there is anything we can do to improve the quality of life at UMass Lowell, then please let us know.

Thank you for being one of our readers. We look forward to hearing from you.

Marlon Pitter is a former editor-in-chief of the UMass Lowell Connector. Hailing from Hartford, Conn., he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in journalism and professional writing and a digital media minor in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @marlonpresents.

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