Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting mark (-30-) to denote the end of a line.
Goodnight Peter, goodnight critiques.
Goodnight Crime Corner, and all crimes unique.
Goodnight couches, goodnight naps.
Goodnight scrounging for Kismet scraps.
Goodnight RICOH, goodnight office mosquito.
Goodnight Governor Abbott, and all your vetoes.
Goodnight comics, with all your jokes.
Goodnight vending machine, spouting out expired cokes.
Goodnight news, goodnight streamers.
Goodnight reporters, may you always stay dreamers.
Goodnight podcast, goodnight Lillian.
Goodnight Zeke and Sam, producers so diligent.
Goodnight basement, and all the times before.
Goodnight dirty, disgusting basement floor.
Good morning New York.
Good morning Wall Street Journal.
Good morning journalism, my love will always be eternal.