Letter from the Editor: Welcome to Sarah Lawrence College

Hello Sarah Lawrence Students, new and old, and welcome to the website for The Phoenix: Sarah Lawrence’s official newspaper. We aim to provide you with up-to-date news and community information, serving as a sounding board for campus conversation—the public forum that SLC always hoped and dreamed for but never had.

All summer, the Phoenix editors have been working hard to make some major changes to the way that we report, edit, and publish the news. Expect to see updates every week online, as well as daily posts on Twitter and Facebook. We have added a new section to the paper—Sports. There you will find game scores, rosters, team updates, and more. Many thanks to the Campbell Sports Center for their continued help and support on this project in order to provide the most accurate and comprehensive sports coverage possible.

This current web issue is dedicated to new students at Sarah Lawrence. Whether you are a member of the class of 2018 or a transfer student looking to make a fresh start, these articles are for you. On our Home Page and in our features section, we have guides to make your transition into SLC life as easy as possible. Learn how to interview and register for classes, double check that you only pack essentials to make sure move-in day runs smoothly, see your new dorms, and find out about all of the student organizations on campus.

Moving to a new place is hard, and having to move-in to a college dorm and be on your own for the first time is even harder. We, the Phoenix staff, want to welcome you to our community with open arms and ensure that you have all of the tools and resources that you will need to be a success at our school. If our guides are not comprehensive enough for your inquiries, always feel free to contact us, your RA’s, or SLC faculty.

Finally, I want to remind everyone that we are ALWAYS looking for contributors to our publication. We need writers, photographers, artists, and web/graphic designers and would love to show off your talents! Whether you have years of journalistic experience or none-whatsoever, we can definitely teach you all that you need to know to be a valuable member of our team. Our paper is a place where young professionals can come and learn and grow together. If interested, please contact myself or shoot an e-mail to phoenix@gm.slc.edu. You can find our full staff roster here if you have more specific inquiries. Also, be sure to check out our table on Club Day, September 6th, on the North Lawn!

We, the Phoenix Staff, will always work tirelessly to bring you all the news that’s fit to print.


Wade Wallerstein

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