The best decision of my life

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  • Papp is a senior multimedia journalism major from Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The George-Anne for the 2017-2018 academic year. He has been at Student Media for four years.

Jozsef Papp

Before coming to Georgia Southern, I already knew I wanted to join The George-Anne. I thought it would be great experience to have on my resume, when I graduated. However, I didn’t realized that it would change my life.

The newsroom in the Williams Center, although old, has become my second home. My coworkers, have become my friends for life. My professors have become mentors.

I have been able to perfect my craft throughout my time in Student Media. I have learned what it takes to be a reporter, an editor and a leader. It was not an easy journey to become Editor-in-Chief, but it wouldn’t have been possible without a couple of people that I can’t say “thank you” enough.

Ian and Robert became some of my best friends simply arguing about basketball and my constant love for Miami sports. We joined together and although we are not leaving at the same time, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I can’t talk about Robert without mentioning Cheryl. She and I became EICs together and are leaving together. Although we argue all the time, you have made me a better person, editor and friend.

Tandra, Matthew, Blakeley, Brendan, McClain, Thomas, Annie, Ashley and Ian have been the best editorial board I could have asked for. Although we might have disagreed at times, you made my job so much enjoyable and easy. The late nights after layout are some of my favorite times at GS.

Ashton, Brett, Coy, Christa, Emma, Kaitlin, Shiann, Tori, Tamara, Cayley, Rebecca, Julia and any other staff member I worked with this past year, thank you for making this year one of the best in my life.

Gorla, Price, Jeff, Macy, Casey, Cydney, Meg, Taisha, Kiara, D.J., Sammi and David thank you for your help throughout these four years, I definitely couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.

Dr. K and Dr. Broadway, I will miss going to your office whenever I needed help on a story. I promise I won’t bother you, as much, once I graduate. You are the reason I enjoyed going to class everyday.

Finally, thank you Georgia Southern for allowing us to inform you everyday. We might not be the best, but we try our best. There is an old slogan in The George-Anne that summarizes my time with the paper, “Liked by Many, Cussed by Some…Read By Them All,” and I wouldn’t have it any other way.