NSE2018 Jessica Larkins

Dear readers,

There are a lot of things I’m excited for my senior year.

A new era of Husker football. A lot of “last times.”

But most of all, I’m looking forward to being editor-in-chief of The Daily Nebraskan.

I’ve been in the basement of the Nebraska Union for what feels like three straight years. I really feel like The DN is my home.

It’s where all of my friends are, where I spend most of my time and where all my college stories will come from.

I can’t image saying goodbye to this place in what seems like just a few short months.

Now more than ever, I want to make sure my last year as a Husker means something. I want to leave my mark on the university and the publication that has meant so much to me.

But don’t be like me. Don’t wait until the final countdown is on to feel like you can make a difference at UNL.

You can start now.

Take it from me and any other senior you meet this year; college goes by faster than you think. So make the most of every moment.

Before you know it, you’ll be a sentimental ol’ sap like me, wishing you could turn back the clock.

I’m going to do everything I can to make The DN a better place than how I found it.

And you can, too. Find something you're passionate about and don’t stop until you make the best that it can be.

I just want to be able to leave UNL and The DN with no regrets.

So here goes nothing.  

Here’s to the start of another great year.


Jessica Larkins


This letter was originally published in the August 2018 edition of The DN.