The 2013 “welcome back” column!

Mike Davies, Editor-in-Chief Ω

Mike Davies, Editor-in-Chief

Mike Davies, Editor-in-Chief

For those who don’t know me, my name and position are in the little box there by my picture, and this space is where I rant and rave about things that are bothering me any given week, praise something worthy, give some advice (I’ve been around academia for a long time) or explain what we think we’re doing with this publication.

This week I’d like to formally welcome all newcomers to Thompson Rivers University, welcome back those returning for another round of classes and explain who we are and what we do here at The Omega.

You will meet the staff I’ve assembled for this publication year as soon as I have them all hired — and you can see who’s already on the team under “About” on our website — so I won’t go too much in-depth as far as who we are, but I will say that we’re only the management.

This newspaper is yours, not ours.

We’ll do our best to keep you in the loop as far as what’s going on around you, entertained between classes, places you can find ways to entertain yourselves and up-to-date on WolfPack athletics, but you need to tell us how you want us to do that or we’ll just do it how we want, and that’s not fair.

If you want more investigations into who is spending your tuition money and how they’re spending it, tell us that.

If you want more upcoming event listings so you can get your party on, tell us that.

If you want more news about who was wearing what at the last big Hollywood awards ceremony…that probably won’t happen, but tell us that anyway.

I think you get the point, yeah?

As for how you should go about doing that, our contact information is all over this paper. Email the section editor you’d like to influence directly or just send your complaints or praises to me and I’ll get them where they need to go.

If you’d like to chime in on a story you see in these pages — we love having conversations about what we’re doing or reporting on — you can do so on the newly designed website at or over on the Facebook page.

Also, if you like free stuff, I strongly recommend that you follow us on Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook and sign up for a digital subscription (where the week’s headlines show up in your email so you can go straight to the stories you want to read). We often have random prizes to give away through these forums.

I’m looking at a $100 gift card to Simply Computers right now, for example. That’s like any case for your Apple anything and some left over for cables, chargers, USB hubs, adaptors or whatever. You don’t use Apple products? Sell it to your friend who does!

Anyway, that’s enough out of me — for now. I’ve made my pitch. Now it’s up to you what you do with it.