January 13th, 2007 06:37 EST
Coppin Makes New Moves
Coppin State University recently made headlines when the institution lost its president, Dr. Stanley Battle, after a little more than three years. During that time, CSU has made many changes on its campus. The institution was at first called Coppin State College.
There was also the building of the new dining hall for faculty and students, and the new elevators in the Grace Jacobs building. But, another new development has occurred almost without a hint of notice. "Move" is the new independent newspaper developed by the 410 journalism class of the fall 2006 semester on Coppin's campus. The class had a total of four students and one faculty advisor. Although the class usually has a high numbers of students, this time was a different story.
"Move", to be released in the early part of the spring 2007 semester, allows students the opportunity to write articles and have their works printed without high censorship by the faculty. Many of the articles were written by the creators, yet there were some accepted from other students.
The newsletter took about four months to put together and is a major step for Coppin since the school newspaper has been out of commission for several years. It is a testament of four young ladies and their advisor, feeling trapped behind lack of money and a lack of support, finding the funds and the energy to get out the information that the students need to know.
They are hoping to sell advertisements to local and not so local businesses to expand the newspaper for more stories and features by students, for students.
Although the parents of this newspaper are moving on to different classes or perhaps are graduating, they have left behind a new opportunity for their fellow students to take to new heights.
For more information about "Move", contact Laurie Salem
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