I sometimes consider not using my title at all and just using “Rob” as my byline, and then the world would be less inclined to connect my name to the famous general.
Regardless of who people think I am or am not, during the last three months, a new culture has formed in The Plainsman office.
While most of you were gone during the summer, take time to read through this special edition of The Plainsman to catch up on anything you missed, including a confession from Harvey Updyke to one of our own reporters.
The Auburn University student-run newspaper is now daily online with a convenient and attractive print edition every Thursday as usual.
What is not usual is The Plainsman’s new daily approach. However, with the evolving world of media and declining popularity of print, ThePlainsman.com is now your go-to site for everything Auburn.
I have seen more students this summer grab a copy of The Plainsman than I have ever seen, and as fall semester begins, look for The Plainsman to have everything you need to keep yourself informed.
The print edition will also be returning to its larger form, with a special game day edition for every home football game as well.
With daily updates on the website, I want to also encourage feedback. Leave your comments and remarks on any article and let us know how we’re doing or how we can improve.
Our social media presence has more than tripled over the summer, so follow us on Twitter @TheAUPlainsman and “like” our Facebook page to receive breaking news and up-to-date stories before anyone else.
I also encourage anyone who reads The Plainsman to give us your feedback and thoughts by sending a letter or comment to email@example.com
We are not just a news source, but also a voice for the opinions of the readers.
As football season will resume Sept. 1 versus Clemson in the Georgia Dome, our coverage starts now as practice has already begun and SEC Media Days seem like they happened months ago.
With a bolstered staff of dedicated journalists, The Plainsman will continue to hunt for the truth as fall turns to spring and beyond.
I want to wish every reader a productive semester, and regardless of how dominant the Tigers turn out to be, our news coverage will remain constant.
If I deserve to be the leader of the troops then so be it, but right now, I’m the Editor-In-Chief of the Auburn student newspaper that will continue to lead the pack in anything and everything Auburn has in store.