Students chosen to lead CT, LVM

The Communications Department announced its editors for the fall Campus Times and La Verne Magazine. Sophomores Ian Gratz and Isela Peña will serve as photography editors for the Times and Magazine, respectively, while junior Araceli Esparza and senior Stacie N. Galang serve as editors in chief for the Times and Magazine, respectively. / photo by Michelle Zimmerman
The Communications Department announced its editors for the fall Campus Times and La Verne Magazine. Sophomores Ian Gratz and Isela Peña will serve as photography editors for the Times and Magazine, respectively, while junior Araceli Esparza and senior Stacie N. Galang serve as editors in chief for the Times and Magazine, respectively. / photo by Michelle Zimmerman

by Greg MacDonald
Editor in Chief

Winds of change are blowing through the University of La Verne, and the effects are beginning to take form.

The gusts have landed a cast of new leaders in the Communications Department, as it has named its editors for each publication for the fall 1999 semester. On the print side of the department, junior Araceli Esparza was named editor in chief of the Campus Times, while senior Stacie N. Galang will serve as the La Verne Magazine editor in chief.

Taking care of the photographers for the Campus Times will be sophomore Ian Gratz. The fall 1999 semester will be Gratz’s, who has yet to declare a major, third semester on the photography staff.

In the meantime, sophomore Isela Peña, an art major, will handle the photography craft for La Verne Magazine.

The final decision from within the Communications Department for the Campus Times was made by Eric Bishop, assistant professor of journalism and the paper’s adviser, Dr. George Keeler, associate professor of journalism and adviser to La Verne Magazine, and Kevin Holland, photography adviser.

Each selected individual must have taken elementary photography and spent at least one semester on Campus Times or La Verne Magazine, print or photography staff.

Although each position requires different duties over the course of the semester, each new editor wants to refine his or her respective medium.

“I’d like to push the magazine graphically,” Galang, who is a journalism major, said. “To move it to a different level.”

Galang brings experience to her position for the magazine, as this is her second time being a publication editor. She was also the editor in chief for Citrus College’s Logos Magazine.

“I knew I had done it before, so it wasn’t a question of whether I could do it,” she said. “I was honored in their confidence in me.”

Esparza, also a journalism major, will spend her sixth semester with the Campus Times as its editor. During her first five semesters, she has been managing editor, editorial director, features editor, assistant managing editor and staff writer.

Speaking with passion about her field, Esparza plans to spread her love for journalism in the newsroom.

“I would describe myself as a person who loves the paper and who loves the field of journalism,” said Esparza.

“So I’d like to persuade other people to get into that area as well — maybe not the love for [journalism], but the passion for writing and being interested as a whole,” she said.

“Attitude has a lot to do with it. I think if you have a good attitude and a positive outlook on the semester, then that is going to reflect on the staff writers.

“If you show them that you are enjoying it, then they will enjoy it as well,” she said.

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