“They say they did it because it’s critical to have more independent media outlets covering the campus and asking questions.

They don’t get paid for their work. In fact, they spend their own money for notebooks and pens. They are without a newsroom, writing from coffee shops or wherever they can.

But this is journalism, and they love doing it.”

“People are similarly outraged by Gannett abandoning an integral part of a community,” she said. “They are all excited that we’re taking this into our own hands. It’s better to have a community-focused newspaper being run by the community that it’s focused on. There’s a silver lining to Gannett closing the paper.”

“The Focus has covered everything from football games to politicians swinging into town for a rally and even a report of 50 bats flying around the sciences building.”