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Current and upcoming editors reveal exciting changes

Out with the old…
Two years ago (and some change), Samantha Shaffer knocked on my door and asked me if I wanted to become the new editor-in-chief of The Aviso. Sam was about to graduate, and I had worked as a copy editor on the paper for the previous year. I had no idea anyone was even thinking of me for such a role, but it didn’t take much convincing for me to apply.

Two years later, I’m in more or less the same position Sam was, and after working for so long on The Aviso, it’s hard to believe I’m graduating and handing over the reins. Not only that, but the paper is going to be making some pretty big changes that I, sadly, won’t be here for, but that I am sure will be great for the publication and for Malone as a whole.
Josey Petz, the new head editor, is passionate, driven, and a fantastic fit for the upcoming changes. Aided by the talents of Alicia Meyer, the copy editor, and Charley Garwood, the media editor, she’s going to do a great job redesigning The Aviso to better suit Malone’s changing community. I’m proud of the work all three have done since they’ve come to The Aviso and their ideas for the future, and I’m excited to see how they’ll handle what’s in store!

…In with the new
Next year The Aviso is going back to print. Stories will continue to be posted on the website, but it will be mainly geared toward video. The paper copy will be available in the cafeteria and cafes as well as various places on campus in racks. A new issue will come out weekly.
As I am about to take the reins of The Aviso next year, I can’t help but go back to my first meeting and story. I remember being nervous and worrying about whether I had the talent to fit in with the staff. Over two years later and I could not be happier with my time at The Aviso and I cannot wait for what’s in store. My experience not only grew me as a writer, but also as a student. I met some of my best friends through it and could not be more honored to work alongside Alicia and Charley next year as head editor. I am really excited to see how these changes pan out next semester!

Blaire Thompson is current editor-in-chief of The Aviso AVW.
Josey Petz is upcoming head editor of The Aviso.

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