Hello Promethean readers, it’s been a long time since we’ve been able to provide a print edition for you to peruse through—230 days, to be exact. Over the past seven months, our paper, and our world as a whole, have gone through some pretty crazy changes.

Last spring, after going online following spring break, the Promethean staff decided to band together and remain committed to delivering news to the staff, students and community of UW-Superior. As the editor through this tumultuous time, I couldn’t be prouder of my staff and their drive and work ethic.

As we begin this semester, you may have noticed that our first issue is coming out a bit later than normal. (By this time last year, we had already published two print editions, with a third one on the way!) Our delay in production this semester is mainly due to COVID-19 related reasons. Like many businesses and industries across the country, your local school newspaper staff was impacted on the production side of things as well. However, we remain committed to bringing you the news and information that you care about.

So, you might be asking yourself, what does this all mean for the 2020-21 Promethean? I’m happy to announce that the Promethean remains committed to delivering a high-quality product to you. As our plan stands for this year, we will be publishing three print issues this fall, with digital issues sprinkled in between on our website. As far as the spring, only time will tell. COVID brings uncertainty, but the Promethean will be here. Additionally, we plan on publishing stories throughout the week on our website.

This is where our readers come in. We couldn’t do what we do without you. We are constantly seeking driven, determined, and engaged student journalists to come work with our staff. While we aren’t having physical meetings this semester, there is always someone in the office at YU 159. Don’t hesitate to shoot us an email. Call the office if that’s your style. Join our Zoom meetings every Tuesday at noon. We need people like you. We need reporters, photographers, editors, art designers, website techs. We need Yellowjackets.

While things may look a little bit different this year, you can know that the Promethean will always be striving to provide you, our readers, with the best quality material that we can. Stay tuned on the website, watch your newsstands, and follow us on social media to know when the newest Promethean content will be coming to you.

If there’s one last thing I’d like to say as I begin my final year at UWS, it would be thank you. To all of the students, staff and community members who have supported the Promethean over the last four years. Thank you. We’re going to be in for a wild ride this school year, and I don’t think anyone can quite say how it will look. As the Promethean moves on to its 101st year, I am excited about the future.

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