I learned that it’s very easy to hate your work very quickly. I learned a few new illustrator techniques, Photoshop tricks and how simplistic design is much better. Adaptability to a situation seems to be the most important (is anyone even reading this) when I ran into a few issues with my interview results I had to make do with what I had. For future newspaper design, I would encourage students to look at magazines, (Even ones like Game Informer), to see how simple their design and how catchy to the eye it is.
I hope for next semester I can implement more techniques and learn how to hate myself a little less. It's been a great fall.