Welcome back to your University! While you were gone, the school increased the fine for underage drinking to $250 and started issuing season tickets for football. Which means it’s easier than ever to get into the student section, and 5x more expensive to get off the hook for drinking there (or anywhere else, for that matter).
Last semester, Garnet Report sent out an email update every day with sports, news, and weather. We even thought about asking the Free Times to create a category called “best daily email”. Throughout the Spring, we learned a very valuable lesson:
Most students don’t like daily emails.
Not to be dismayed, our team went back to the drawing board. After a solid brainstorm, Garnet Report is rethinking our content entirely. We care a lot about students, and want to build this site around content that is worth reading.
Changes to Garnet Report
- No More Daily Emails. They went the way of Steven Garcia. Too soon? But you should still subscribe via email to get the best stories from the week in your email on Monday morning.
- A New Focus. Instead of trying to cover everything, we are focusing on three topics: Sports, Fashion, and Random but Awesome.
- Drink Specials. If you look in the sidebar, there is a darn-near-comprehensive list of the relevant drink specials from Columbia’s bars for today.
- More! To read more about what we’ve been up to this summer, check out “The New Garnet Report.”
To make all of this happen, we have 11 writers contributing
to the Report. Last semester all of the authors were guys. There are now 4 girls contributing to Fashion, and one in Random But Awesome. Unfortunately, Sports is still a bro-fest. Regular coverage starts on Monday, so get excited.
What you can do now
There is one favor we ask of you. This site is built for Gamecock fans. If that’s you, will you follow us on Twitter?