Welcome the first Spanish editor to the Northern Iowan

MARIO MENDEZ, Spanish Editor

Hello and welcome to the University of Northern Iowa. After a long time of being away from campus we are finally back. I am honored to be a part of the Northern Iowan, especially since this year we are introducing the role of Spanish editor for the first time at the newspaper. 

As a new position, I have the privilege of being the first Spanish editor of the Northern Iowan. This new role is the first at any university in the state of Iowa and we are very proud of this accomplishment and how important it is to the people who are part of the Northern Iowa en Espanol.

I am very excited to share and learn new experiences in this position in order to bring more news and content in Spanish to the students and faculty of the university and neighboring counties of Black Hawk County.

I am originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, a state that is located in the center of the country to be exact my state is surrounded by other states like Jalisco, Michoacan, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi and this area of the country is known as the Bajio. 

I have been living in Iowa for eight years, and the last two and a half years I have been living in Cedar Falls.

During the summer I split my time working at the university in the provost’s office and during the weekend nights I had the opportunity to play as a DJ in some events that take place in Des Moines, Iowa which were definitely one of the best experiences for me this summer.

I am in my last year in college where I will soon graduate with a degree in finance, so during my last year in college I will do my best to be able to have a good job during this year. My main goal is to communicate to the students and faculty news, events and activities happening at the university, as well as covering multicultural events that help to share the Latin American culture.

In order to have a successful year we need writers who have the confidence to express themselves and have the ambition to make a positive impact on the campus community, and to convey the events happening properly and with the support of myself and the Northen Iowan staff that can be possible. For this year we are hiring new writers for the Spanish section and if you want to be part of our team, do not hesitate to contact our executive editor Nixon Benitez at [email protected] and he will provide you with the necessary information to be part of our team.

I am very excited about this project and I hope that during this first year we can achieve great things in Northern Iowa en Espanol.