Welcome to Florida Tech, whether it’s your first or your final year here!
We hope you enjoy your stay here, and during your time you’ll pick up a few copies of our paper, The Crimson.
The Crimson is Florida Tech’s student-run newspaper, offering our community the scoop on campus events, local, national and international news, opinion pieces, reviews and more.
We hold the First Amendment in high regard, which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
While Florida Tech is a private institution, it has no rules in place censoring the media, meaning we can freely exercise our First Amendment rights.
We take this responsibility very seriously at The Crimson and seek to report the truth accurately and fully.
Being the voice of the students is our number one priority.
This means we want to hear from you.
If you have a story and want it published or need help telling it, let us know.
Not only do we want to report, but we want to share your perspective and help inspire change through our paper.
More than anything, we want you to join us this semester to help get as many voices as possible out to Florida Tech.
Don’t think you’re a good writer?
That’s okay–we have a team of editors who can work with you to make your work shine.
We can also need photographers and students interested in design, creating comics, planning events and managing advertising.
This year, we are working hard to have a great variety of stories.
We want The Crimson to obtain everything from updates on building renovations to reviews on new music to your opinion on the quality of education in your degree program.
Another platform we are going to be focusing heavily on this year is our social media and online presence.
We will be posting daily updates on Facebook and Instagram, with stories, questions, meeting times and a peek into what goes on behind the scenes while we edit.
Additionally, we will use fitforum to send out reminders regarding meeting times and campus events, as well as questionnaires.
Finally, we have a website! You can visit it for all our articles at crimson.fit.edu.
We hope to see you this semester. We meet at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in Grissom Hall’s basement.
To contact us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.