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24 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Were On The Student Newspaper at University

You didn’t really know what you were getting yourself into when you joined your student newspaper. But by the end of it, you never wanted to leave.

1. You had fears that your first taster day would end like this. 

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2. And you thought you’d probably never get published.

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3. Until you realised that editors are often a bit desperate for content. 

And weren’t afraid to show it.

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4. You very much thought the environment would be like this.

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5. But it was actually far from that.

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6. InDesign training days were chaos.

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7. And there were never enough computers.

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8. It was the most hot & cold society you could join. You’d ignore it for weeks, and then when print deadline was near spend 70 sleepless hours of your life there. 

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9. Newspaper all-nighters > essay all-nighters.

No contest. Especially when someone ordered Domino’s.

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10. But you were somehow expected to go on socials after them.

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11. You were prepared to defend your student newspaper with your life.

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12. And wouldn’t let anyone speak ill of it.

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13. Being on the committee was like being royalty.

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14. Though the speech you had to make to get on the team is a lot more intimidating than any uni group project.

15. And the elections for an exec position could break up even the best of friendships.

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16. Some people took the Guardian Student Media Awards way too far.

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17. There was always at least one student determined to break the next big controversial story.

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18. People who skipped out as soon as their pages were finished were the worst.

19. If you were able to design your own pages, the black and white cursors on InDesign were the bane of your life.

20. And you always forgot to edit your images before putting them in.

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21. You lived for merch. 

22. Seeing a typo in the final print was inevitable but nonetheless heartbreaking.

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23. Being roped into distributing the newspaper after it was finished made you want to pack it all in.

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24. But at the end of the day you loved every part of it and never wanted to leave. 

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