Dear Cuestonian readers,
As spring 2020 comes to an end, The Cuestonian will be going on its bi-annual hiatus.
Spring 2020 was full of surprises, namely the COVID-19 pandemic. This led to an uptake in our online reporting and our print newspaper disappearing completely for the rest of the year.
Some other exciting surprises were story leads that our student journalists followed ardently.
Fall 2020’s newly announced Editor-in-Chief, and Taylor Saugstad Journalist of the Year Award recipient, Michael J Costa, and Political Editor Hannah Haferty followed the Associated Students of Cuesta College (ASCC) elections all semester until voting started May 7.
Editor-at-Large Valeria Cisneros reported on Cuesta College’s new equity plan while Editor-at-Large Anthony Ramos produced a great profile piece on the head coach of the softball team.
Arts and Entertainment Editors Aubrie Arndt and Jonathan Apelado covered the effects that quarantine and COVID-19 have had on students. Arndt wrote about more sustainable living for students while Apelado covered what students were doing on spring break.
In fall 2019, The Cuestonian had 11 reporters. This semester there are 18, and each one produced work relevant to our community.
All of our journalists followed their leads and reported factually despite the hardships COVID-19 created.
We can’t wait to report for all our supporters in fall 2020. See you then!