WELCOME BACK FROM HOLIDAY AND BACK to Semester 2. And thanks for picking up a copy of MASSIVE. Our writers, illustrators, and photographers have been working hard over the break to produce this issue and we all appreciate your interest.
You may have noticed already – if not, sorry to spoil the surprise – that we’ve made some structural changes to MASSIVE. At first glance it’s the same masthead, same paper, same crazy artwork on the cover, but look a little closer and you’ll notice the coloured pages that were in the centre have gone, and the whole thing feels bulkier.
Many readers would not have realised that till now we have been producing three editions – one for each campus. Each local section (those coloured pages in the centre) was used to promote content specific to students at Albany, Palmy and Wellington.
But over the break we had a look at how that was working and realised that, aside from a few local stories, most of that local content actually would have been of interest to students on all the campuses. Whether it’s general issues occurring on each campus or maybe something such as Albany’s infamous Dick Hardy’s sexcapades, Massey has a lot of interesting stuff going on, and we decided all readers should be seeing it. We may be studying on three sites but we are essentially part of one campus, and we at MASSIVE like that idea.
So, our new look is aimed at providing a total picture of what is happening on and around all three campuses, and to achieve that we’ve added more pages to accommodate it all.
● More pages filled with literary gold
● A bigger news section at the front
● Special sections for campus notices and updates
● A sports and a Arts and Entertainment section
● More features.
● A bigger puzzles section
● The removal of the central campus section
But we won’t necessarily stop here. MASSIVE will always be a work in progress and will always looking at ways to improve, so give us your thoughts on these latest changes as well as other ideas for improvement. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org