Editor Farewell: Maurice Hudson

Maurice Hudson, sports editor

I guess this is the end. It’s been looping and rewinding in my head, getting assigned my first sports article by Mitchell in 2019 to now, me typing my farewell.
Sadness rolls over me thinking that I’m at the end of this tunnel, but I’m so happy that I will have these memories and this experience for the rest of my life.
The Winonan has provided me with so much over the last few years and I can never take that for granted.
I haven’t cried like this in a while. The Winonan meant more to me than I really even knew.
Being a part of the Winonan helped me realize that becoming a journalist is more than just a major.
It became a passion for me, and I want to continue to challenge myself and excel to new heights.
Thank you to all of our editors, writers and photographers who grind week in and week out to provide and create such a wonderful paper each week.
I’m blessed beyond imagine to be able to be a part of such a wonderful team and family.
I’m going to miss you all and my time at the Winonan.
Although I took on the sports editing job remotely and away from campus, you all made me feel like I was right there and involved, and I appreciate that more than you all would ever know.
I never thought that I was going to be able to be the sports editor remotely but we as a unit took this challenge head first and made it happen.
It flourished, the paper flourished and I learned so much from it.
McKenna, Matt, Mo, Kristin and Alek, I appreciate each and every one of y’all and it was a blast taking on challenges and producing a hell of a paper each week, and thank you all for being there for assistance and help during my editing tenure.
Thank you Tracy for being a huge help with planning, organizing and figuring out how to complete my role successfully.
Teresa, I’m rooting for you. I know you will do a fantastic job as the new sports editor and you will push for the section to flourish the way it deserves.
Thank you for your dedication and willingness to step up to the plate and take over.
Thank you all for allowing me to express myself and grow, not only as a person, but as a writer and editor.
Thank you for helping me reach accomplishments and goals that I wanted to reach, and helping me step out of my comfort zone over these few years.
I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to be part of the wonderful organization.
Now it’s time to look forward to new adventures and new obstacles.
I will never forget these moments, and they will be a part of me for the rest of my life.
With that being said, Maurice out.