Message to all visitors of Consider Magazine Online:
Thank you for making Consider Online a part of your daily digest of media on the Internet, thank you for offering your thoughts and opinions about the prevalent issues of our time, and thank you for any referrals to our blog that you have made. We at Consider know that there are many sources for entertainment, news, opinions, and debate on the Internet, but we at Consider greatly appreciate your readership and involvement with our magazine and website.
While many of you already know what Consider is and does, I would like to quickly describe to any new visitors what we are all about. Consider is a non-partisan, non-profit, student-run publication at the University of Michigan with one goal in mind: providing an open forum for the discussion of anything you can consider. In our printed magazine and on this blog, you will encounter opinions and debates about issues ranging from the Arab-Israeli conflict to the quality of food served in university dining halls to predictions about the winner of Super Bowl XLVII to the music scene in Detroit.
Yeah, we cover try to cover it all and we are proud of that!
So as a reader, feel free to join in the discussion. Our blog and our magazine on campus can only go as far as our readership let’s us. Hence, your engagement with Consider gives this publication its vitality. Or as Jerry Maguire puts it, “you complete me.” (Was that weird? Sorry about that.)
Nonetheless, the recent hiatus offered us the opportunity to make some significant changes to the blog. First and foremost, this blog is now categorized. Hence, if you hover over the link titled “Blog” on our menu, a drop down menu of our blog’s different sections should animate itself. Secondly, we made certain aspects of the blog much easier to understand. For instance, the scrolling images at the top of our homepage are now properly titled “Latest Consider Issues”. As the title suggests, these are Consider’s Magazine Issues. Thus, if you aren’t a student at the University of Michigan, but still wish to read our weekly magazine, this is a great place to jump to our latest magazine issues. Additionally, we modified the comments box so that you can immediately post a comment after you read an article. This avoids the issue of having to shuffle to the bottom of the comments feed to insert your thoughts and opinions.
Oh yeah, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Join the debate through the comments section, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, or feel free to give us feedback via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally, we have added a bio for nearly all members of our staff (we are missing just a few). Now you can put a face to a name which hopefully offers you a more personalized feel to our blog.
Anyways, thank you, thank you, thank you, we look forward to providing you with exciting content starting today.
Jeremy Lash, Senior Blog Editor of Consider
By: Jeremy Lash
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