Letter from the new editor

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First and foremost, I’m a fangirl.

And not even the legit kind who make it past superhulk concert bouncers to meet and greet rock stars backstage. I mean, it’s a pretty good day already if I can make it past the glass doors at Memorial Union on my first try (Push? Pull? Roundhouse kick?). So I guess I’m more of a wanna-be fangirl, the kind who shamelessly professes to have so-and-so’s music etched forever in her soul, but who can’t even merit a lead vocalist’s second glance in a furiously moshing crowd. Especially not at 5-foot-4.

When I came to Mizzou last fall, I was still starry-eyed but didn’t think my chances of elite elbow-rubbing were going to be any better, despite all the celebrities and musicians running amok in CoMo (context: I hail from a 900-person village in central Illinois). But when I heard Taking Back Sunday was coming to Columbia and MOVE gave me the chance to do a concert preview for them, you would have heard my squeals for miles. Assuming they weren’t ultrasonic.

So, I really want to say that MOVE is where dreams come true—except I’d still like to marry Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and MOVE/fate sort of dropped the ball on that in October, so for now, I’ll just say that MOVE is where some serious magic can happen. That’s why I’m so thrilled to be the new editor this fall. I can’t wait to meet and work with all you writers, photographers, bloggers, columnists, Twitter-ers (Tweeters? Tweeps?) and of course, readers out there. Here’s to a semester of awesome journalism, lots of learning and probably lots more squealing, too.

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