Katy Swift, Editor in Chief

Hey everyone!

We’re starting a new semester which means a lot of changes have happened at the newspaper so far this semester. Our last Editor-in-Chief, Caitlin Husted, graduated and left us for bigger and better things. To fill her void, I stepped up into her position. With that being said, I thought I would introduce myself to you Decaturian readers.

My name is Caitlin Husted, and I’m a senior English writing/literature double major with a minor in publishing. I’ve worked at the newspaper since my freshman year as a writer and worked my way up to a copy editor, Senior Editor and now Editor-in-Chief. I’ve watched the Decaturian grow a lot during my years here, and I hope I can use my last year here to keep the improvements coming.

I’m also involved in a few other things here on campus. I am the lead editor for Millikin’s Premier Writers – a writing contest for freshman – and Senior Editor for Millikin’s publishing company Bronze Man Books. Basically, I spend most of my time editing and writing. When I’m not doing any other those things, I enjoy biking and talking walks while pondering life’s big questions, like what I’ll have for dinner that night.

While I wouldn’t call myself wise by any means, I do know a thing or two about college life and have some tips for you newbies to the scene.

First off, take advantage of the free shows Millikin offers. MU allows you to get one ticket for free for almost any show on campus. Whether it’s for a play or comedian performance, it’s a good way to expand your horizons. Plus, it’s free. Can you get any better than that?

In addition, attend the sporting events. Millikin has some really talented athletes that deserve some support. So when you hear about that basketball game going on, take an hour or so to stop by and support the Big Blue. Not only will it allow you to watch some great athletes, it’s also a way to support your school.