June 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Call me old-fashioned, sure — but I stand by the idea that there are certain moments that deserve to be documented beyond narratives told in 140-character bursts or minute-by-minute updates alone.
This is one of those moments.
You weren’t supposed to find us on newsstands today. Under a normal schedule, our print edition shouldn’t have returned for the summer until June 27. But this isn’t a normal year.
Until now, our coverage of the Jerry Sandusky trial since the end of the spring semester has been online-only. This has its advantages, not least of which is the ability to provide real-time updates on the most important developments in the case.
But we also wanted to note the start of this trial — an event that’s been preceded by seven of the most pivotal months in university history — in a way that could serve as an all-in-one reference as the trial unfolds.
That’s where this print edition comes in. We hope you find the information inside helpful in making sense of the case moving forward and reflecting back on what’s happened up until this point. Inside, you'll find reports from the first day in court, as well as other content for reference as the case unfolds.
You can continue to follow along with @dailycollegian on Twitter and collegian.psu.edu for updates until court proceedings are over. At that point, we’ll publish another edition to mark the end of the trial.
The way we see it, the Collegian's been here for 125 years to record history as it happens at Penn State. This year, especially, was no time to fall short on that.