As the 2022 fall semester and the year draws to an end, it is typically the time in which people reflect and practice gratitude for the people and things they hold dear. The Herald in general is a resource that many members of the Meredith community have come to enjoy and use for updates. Looking back and seeing the growth of the paper as well as readership engagement is both rewarding and a privilege for me to be a part of.
The News section of any newspaper is an essential element to any community and helps inform its members on information that impacts their lives on a daily basis. While the News section can oftentimes be disheartening or reflect the major cracks within systems, it also provides a voice and empower community members to stay informed of their surroundings. Knowledge is a powerful tool that sheds light on the truth, whether we want to see it or not.
I am grateful for The Herald and all of the Reporters who have dedicated their time and effort to providing fair and accurate information to the Meredith community. The News section is only a fraction of the organization, but when combined with the others, makes a powerful attestment to the strong voices of the Meredith community.
By Shae-Lynn Henderson, News Editor