526655_623411977685316_64246974_n-2Greetings my Nubian Brothers and Sisters, What’s Up?

The Nubian Message and I have survived age 20. Though it was not at all an easy task I made it happen, often by any means necessary. In other words, sleepless nights, countless cups of coffee and more than the allotted number of tardies to my 8 a.m. Medieval History Class.

This year has been exhausting, both mentally and physically, but it is not an experience that I would trade for the world. I have had the opportunity to discover my potential as a leader, just how well I work under pressure and how to thrive in chaos.

While it was not my original intent to extend my editorship of the Nubian beyond the 2012-2013 academic year, I have developed a strong love and motherly regard for the paper, which is why I reapplied and was rehired for the position of editor-in-chief.

That said, I can’t wait to embark on the journey of age 21 with the Nubian. Next year shall be all about the #turnup. Not literally of course, but in the sense that I want to turn up the momentum of the paper, once again. My staff and I will continue to cover news that is relevant to the African American experience, while steadily improving the quality of our reporting and the overall paper.

You all, the readers, have been instrumental to the success of the Nubian Message this year, and for that I thank you. I ask that you continue to support us in the upcoming school year.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved or picked up a copy of the Nubian Message this year.


Kierra Leggett