has a new student newspaper. The paper is called "The Emerald Looking Glass."
KMXT's Diana Gish tells the story of how it came to be:
Vince Lombardi said that "Once a
man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in
the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made
this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success."
Lombardi could have been describing
Alicia Briggs. She's the editor of Kodiak
College's new student
newspaper. Brigg's commitment began when her first article appeared in print.
-- (College News 1 "I don't know ...
to pass up." )
Publishing "The Emerald Looking
Glass" was a dream come true for the 26 year old student and mother of two.
-- (College News 2 "What
really started ...from complete scratch.")
opportunity seemed to come easily, the process of creating the paper wasn't
-- (College News 3 "Getting
people ...what you wanted.")
Briggs enthusiasm took her on sales
calls to earn solicit funding for the paper. In the middle of her sales pitch
she realized she had no idea what she was doing. Briggs went to Richard Harris
of the Kodiak Daily Mirror who gave her a quick lesson on how to sell
advertising for the paper. He also offered to print the first edition of the
paper for free.
The paper was Briggs' dream but it
required a team of people to bring it into reality. Among her list of people to
thank is the paper's advisor.
-- (College News 4 "I
thank Sue ... still pulled through.")
Sue Jeffrey, who works as an
assistant at the Kodiak College Library is equally enthusiastic about the newpaper and its editor.
-- (College News 5 "She
has a ... the first issue.")
Briggs said that while initially
she gathered people together that she knew could write, she's hopes to see as
many people as possible contributing to the Emerald Looking Glass.
I'm Diana Gish.