Editor’s Letter

Layla M. Halterman (lahalterman@ursinus.edu

Dear Ursinus Family, 

As Editor-in-Chief, I’m humbled and honored to serve the Bear community I love and cherish so dearly. I’m so fortunate to receive the high quality education Ursinus is known for and to be a part of The Grizzly’s rich history. 

Those who work closely with me on the daily know how much I love this publication. The Grizzly has given me purpose. It is my driving force to keep going. And for that, I’m eternally grateful. 

My team and I have created a bolder, braver newspaper. We hope to give Bears a place to talk about who they are and what they stand for. 

I tasked my seasoned section editors and writers to bring me fresh, optimistic thinking. I’m confident they did just that and then some. I’m so lucky that my crew deeply cares about this paper just as much as I do. And without them, The Grizzly would simply not exist. 

I would also like to extend my gratitude to Doron Taussig, who I consider to be a mentor but also a great friend. Your relentless support and encouragement has done wonders, sometimes without even knowing it. 

To the reader: Ever since I was a young girl, I have found that writing has been my beacon during unprecedented times, fostering hope and strength. I wholeheartedly believe that words are a powerful weapon. They hold the capacity to change the world, to heal or destroy those around us so choose them wisely. The unwavering Ursinus spirit shines bright on every page. Enjoy! 

Yours truly,