Spring 2023 Letter from the Editor


Morgan Fuerstenberg graphic

Welcome back to campus everyone! I hope that everyone enjoyed their time away and are ready to get right back into the swing of things. I’ve heard many good things about the various study abroad trips to London, to the Galapagos Islands, to Rome and to many other places with more amicable weather than good old Platteville.

I want to draw your attention to a small yet important detail that is now being featured in every Exponent edition. Below our massive “EXPONENT” at the top of the front page, you will find a bar of information including the place, date and now volume number and edition number!

For those who do not know, the Exponent began in 1889 but publication ceased after fall in 1892 when the Philadelphian Literary Society deemed it “financially unviable.” Publication resumed in 1900 when the student body of the humble Platteville Normal School breathed life into it through school-wide elections of the executive board.

Now, our volume and edition numbers accurately represent our continuous tradition of UW-Platteville students’ voice, accounting for all editions pre-1900 and post-1900 publication series.

New this semester as well is a whopping 12 editions, contrary to the regular 10 or 11 that are produced during a regular semester. 

We have also spread out the submissions period for the Raven Revived, our student-led creative works publication housed within the Exponent. We will begin accepting Raven Revived work on March 14, closing submissions on April 4 and publishing the Raven Revived on April 20.

We will be publishing our semesterly, satirical and sass Antagonist on March 30. Our full publication calendar can be found on page seven, our staff page.

As of publication, the Exponent is currently undergoing the election process for our Chief Layout Editor and Chief Photo Editor positions. Keep an eye out for any new names in our staff column next week when our results are finalized.

And that is it for updates! As always, I am eternally grateful to our staff for their hard work and dedication, our advisor Dr. Pip Gordon for providing our emotional support (and the occasional advice), our good partners at Woodwork Printing for their patience and printing precision and all the students and staff of UW-Platteville, our family members and friends and Platteville community members who read and support the Exponent. Thank you!