Letter from the editor: Turning over a new page
It’s that time. The time of year when the residence halls re-open their welcoming corridors to incoming freshmen, Front Campus suddenly springs to life with lounging students and Milledgeville gains back its quintessential small-town, collegiate charm.
It’s also time for The Colonnade to go back to press on a weekly basis.
Now in our 89th year of serving Georgia College and the surrounding community with accurate, timely news, The Colonnade is eager and ready to produce 24 more fresh issues over the course of the school year.
So, incoming freshmen and undergrads – are you ready to be a die-hard reader of The Colonnade?
Plan on seeing our editors, reporters and photographers canvasing every inch of campus this year.
Our News editor, Nick Widener, has the innate ability to illustrate a story with words while retaining the ability to peg the most news-worthy topics. Catch him covering breaking news, important events and local happenings throughout the year.
There is also Anna Morris, our A&E editor. Anna has an uncanny eye for the arts, spanning the entire spectrum of independent film reviews to live music coverage. Count on running into her at Milledgeville’s annual Deep Roots Festival, which entirely takes over downtown Milledgeville for a weekend in October.
Bobbi Otis is the first woman to tackle The Colonnade’s Sports desk in several years. Bobbi’s fearless reporting tactics and passion for journalism will truly show in each and every play-by-play she illustrates in her sports coverage, as well as her unfailing news pieces.
Rounding out our senior editorial staff for the 2012-2013 school year is Marilyn Ferrell, who will serve as the eye behind the lens of most photos you will see in The Colonnade. Marilyn will hone her skills as a photojournalist while simultaneously producing content for our Leisure section – needless to say, she is a go-getter.
I highly encourage any student interested in participating in student media this year to take a step of faith – come say hi to us. The Colonnade is located in MSU 128, and we hold our weekly meetings at 5 p.m. on Mondays. You can bet that at least one editor will be here at any given moment. The 3 a.m. worknights are certainly one of a kind, and the bonds you’ll forge with us will be unforgettable.