Senior Farewell: Lauren Gussel
Lauren Gussel, Production Designer
May 8, 2012
Filed under A&E
Coming into this job, I had no idea what graphic design entailed, how a Mac computer worked or how to make the pages of The Current beautiful. Two years later, I have a little bit better understanding of graphic design, I still have no idea how Mac computers work and my pages of The Current are mediocre at best.
Although it is clear that I will never be an acclaimed newspaper designer, I got so much more out of this job then I could have ever dreamed. I wouldn’t trade those long Monday nights of production for the world. From the awkward, inappropriate conversations of Bree McMahon, ’12, and I to Tyler Jump’s, ’11, obnoxious announcement of, “Where are the pages!?” to Kevin Plagge’s, ’12, dinosaur roar, there was never a dull moment.
The Current taught me how to balance fun and hard work while putting out an amazing product week after week. Our notorious trips for the National College Media Convention were possibly the most memorable part of my work for The Current. Although these trips did brand me with the nickname of “Succubus,” the memories and knowledge acquired was unforgettable.
I’d like to send out a big thank you to the amazing people from the newsroom who put up with my shenanigans and accepted that I will never remember how to make a photo black and white or why my pages had so many random boxes. Under new leadership and a wonderful group of newsies, I am confident that The Current is in good hands. Good luck to everyone next year, and try not to get anyone accidentally fired…