In the business

September 24th, 2009

As tensions run high and sleep runs low, we know we’re in for another long night in The Carroll News room. I’ve already heard the “that’s what she said” joke at least a dozen times tonight, and I’m sure “I’m on a Boat” and “Ice Cream Paint Shop” will blast through this small room soon, probably simultaneously.

Last week, in preparation for our Carroll News information sessions, we decided to create staff videos. What started as a simple explanation of the sections was redefined as a humorous and realistic view of our staff. Craig, our Arts & Entertainment/Life editor, took rein of the camera, and the bold personalities of our editors took care of the rest. (I’m still working on editing those videos so they’ll be acceptable to share with others.)

When our editors aren’t busy working on pages, or taking a procrastination break, they can be found doing one of three things. Dancing with our giant cactus, quoting movies with voices that can only be described as obnoxious or Photoshopping images of another staff member.

The last of those three is my personal favorite. Our walls are dominated by one-of-a-kind creations featuring our staff. Max, our campus editor, is the star of several, including one that diagrams the five topics he is most likely to be talking about. There are also several of me, most involving massive amounts of candy. The others aren’t really appropriate to share with the general public, but you’re welcome to stop in and see. Better yet, join our staff and we’ll make one just for you.

At the end of the night, or more realistically Wednesday morning, we’re all sick of each other and seriously sleep deprived. But on Thursday evening, for reasons we can’t explain, we come back together to do it again.