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COFFEE PLEASE: Find Your Place at CU Denver

Welcome to CU Denver. My name is Morgan and I am news editor here at the Sentry.

I was just like you a few short years ago. I started at CU Denver my freshman year and I have spent my time here working for the newspaper and traveling on Alternative Breaks.

I was eager to find my place at CU Denver and two months into my freshman year I nervously stepped foot in the then-Advocate office. In the three years I have been on staff I have moved from being a meek staff writer to the SGA beat reporter to a confident news editor.

Besides my own personal journey with the Sentry, there have been several changes with this newspaper as well. We have seen many writers and editors graduate and head off into the world, a name change, and the transition from being an alternative weekly to an official student-run newspaper.

I was able to find my place on campus.

While covering a story for the newspaper, I discovered the Alternative Break Program. Each winter, spring, and summer break students can travel on a service trip to various parts of the country and Guatemala to study a social justice issue.

Between being a part of the newspaper and the Alternative Break program, I was able to find my place on this campus.

As a freshman it can be intimidating to leave home and start school on a new campus where there are no familiar faces, but in time the campus will feel smaller and you will start to make friends.

Don’t be scared to join clubs as a freshman. There are so many opportunities here on campus to become involved. Here at the Sentry we are bringing the news stories and campus events to you. We want you to feel connected to campus with each issue.

Never hesitate to pick up your copy of the Sentry each Wednesday and we will help you find your place on campus.

—Morgan Mackey

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