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These Times They Are Changing

From the 2012-13 Critic Editor

By Samantha VanSchoick
On May 4, 2012


As our current editor, Eric Blaisdell, graduates to gallop on into this wild world, I would like to announce that I will be taking over the metaphorical reins on the horse that is the Critic.

First I would like to congratulate Mr. Blaisdell on being a great editor, and in this particular metaphor, a great cowboy. I wish him all the best.

I would also like to thank our layout editor, the wonderful Sierra Willenburg, who really is just a pretty fantastic person, friend, and brilliant designer. In this metaphor, she's the farrier

And last, many thanks to our amazing adviser, Dan Williams, who recently received a year-long Fulbright Scholarship to teach in China. Congrats Dan, even though I will definitely miss your advice next year. And, in case you were wondering, he's the "law."

A few things I've learned about journalism from these fabulous people:

1)            A paper can be creative and newsy.

2)            Multimedia is not something to hate, it's something to embrace.

3)            And every once in a while, after a hard days work, a glass of Jameson is not only relaxing, but also well deserved.

If it were not for these three folks, Critic would not be what it is and I would not know what I know.

But times, they are a-changin'.

This horse is going to the groomers.

Next semester, you can expect a completely rebuilt website with comprehensive multimedia coverage. There will be a redesigned paper layout with a larger emphasis on photos.

Clearly marked distribution points around campus, so you will always know where to pick up a Critic. You can expect t-shirts, coffee mugs, and stickers with The Critic logo so you can advertise just how much you love us.

I'm pleased to announce that junior Ashley Seymour was nominated by the Visual Arts Department to be next year's layout editor and has accepted the position.  Morgan Forester, our current web editor, will be tackling the managing editor position. Erin Milne, critic staff writer, will be the copy editor. Sarah Murphy, staff photographer, has expressed interest in being photo editor. To top it all off we have talented writers like Tyler Dumont and Katleyn Zenie

We are always looking to expand the team, so whatever your talent, I'm sure you would make a great addition. I'm excited to get started with the new crew. But first, I'll look forward to taking a "break" this summer.

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