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BLOG: New editor welcomes challenge with a smile


Sam Shaffer will be taking over the reigns next year from current editor-in-chief Jesse Peek, who will be graduating.(Photo by Kaitie Fox)

With the end of the year upon us, we have many things to look forward to. The end of classes you never thought would end, graduation and glorious summer break. The end of the year brings big changes to our lives and gives us the chance to look forward to encountering new experiences.

At this time last year, Dr. David Dixon asked me if I would be interested in joining The Aviso AVW staff as the AVW Producer, a new job for the upcoming year. I was really excited for the next school year to begin so I could start my new job. Little did I know, I would come to love working on The Aviso and later become editor-in-chief.

Editor-in-chief. If you would have told me at the beginning of this school year that I would be in such an important position my senior year, I would have laughed. Actually, I did laugh when Jesse Peek, the editor-in-chief this year, came up to me in the cafeteria and asked me if I’d be interested in the position for next year. I was shocked, to say the least. Actually, I still am. However, I’m very honored that Jesse and Dr. Dixon believe that I can do the job, and I intend to meet the high standard Jesse set this year.

I look forward to working with next year’s staff, and am very eager to start my new role on the award-winning Aviso. It’s going to be a challenge, but I look forward to taking it on.

The biggest challenge I think I will have to overcome is not being able to add smiley faces in posts. For those of you that don’t know me, I’m generally a very happy person who loves putting smiley faces on things, making this a huge challenge for me. So, since this is a blog and slightly informal, I will add a smile for all of you trusty Aviso readers. 🙂

(Hopefully that will hold me over for a year.)

Sam Shaffer is AVW producer and the 2012-13 editor-in-chief of The Aviso AVW.

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