Sports are back! On Feb. 18, UR Women’s Basketball played the first game since the University (and world) shut down. Slowly but surely, athletics teams are getting back into the swing of intercollegiate competition.

You may have noticed that the Campus Times sports section has been pretty silent lately. Our Sports Editor position has been sitting vacant since the end of October. Sports has always been a challenging pair of shoes to fill — few students on the paper have professed an enjoyment for both writing and athletics. But since March 11 of last year, there haven’t been any games, meets, or competitions. 

We’re not entirely off the hook: Even without games, there have been plenty of stories about student athletes, practice restarting, and changes to the GAC that we should have covered.

We love to joke that people don’t really pay attention to our sports teams. For student athletes and alumni, though, sports are a pretty big deal. CT would love to address this part of our community, so we need more writers. We have about 25 core members, but we rely heavily on contributing and staff writers. 

We’re students first — ones with midterms, and homework, and papers, and extracurricular activities. None of us have the time or energy to write an article every single week. In every section, but especially in sports, we need writers who contribute as regularly or irregularly as their schedule allows. You, the University community, are the backbone of this paper. 100 people who write a single article every semester are just as important as the dozen who write one every week. 

This paper is only as good as its contributors. We want to be able to offer complete and detailed coverage of events on campus, and the return of sports is definitely eventful. And we want to hear all about the stuff that interests you — whatever cool new thing is happening at UR, we’d love to hear your take on it. 

Do you have a friend who’s making music or painting? Is your professor doing fascinating research? Are you part of a club that is changing the city for the better? The more writers willing to cover whatever weird, zany stuff is going on, the more complete our coverage can be.

Ultimately, this is a student newspaper, which means we rely on student writers to fill our pages. We’re interested in what you have to say, and we have a variety of sections under which your writing can be published, even beyond sports. So reach out to us if you’d like to get involved! 

The Editorial Board is a weekly Opinions article representing the view of the Campus Times, co-written by Editor-in-Chief Hailie Higgins, Publisher Ethan Busch, Managing Editors Corey Miller-Williams and Olivia Alger, Special Projects Editor Micah Greenberg, and Opinions Editor Lucy Farnham.

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