Incoming editor names supporting staff
Observer Staff Report | Friday, January 29, 2016
Juniors Kayla Mullen, Zach Klonsinski, Alex Carson and Clare Kossler will join The Observer’s Editorial Board for next year in upper-level editing positions, incoming Editor-in-Chief Margaret Hynds announced Thursday.
Mullen, who currently serves as Associate News Editor, will take on the No. 2 spot at the paper, Managing Editor. Klonsinski, Carson and Kossler, will assume the role of Assistant Managing Editors. They will officially begin their term March 13.
Mullen, a junior from Philadelphia lives in Howard Hall on campus. Majoring in both political science and economics, she has previously covered changes to the Core Curriculum and student government.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work with such a talented new team and I cannot wait for the year ahead,” Mullen said. “It promises to be a banner year for The Observer and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
Klonsinski, a junior from Knott Hall, is finishing his term as Sports Editor. A history major from Belgrade, Montana, Klonsinski has covered a wide range of Notre Dame sports teams during his time with The Observer, including football, hockey, and men’s soccer this year.
“My time with The Observer has been one of my favorite and most cherished experiences at Notre Dame, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with some of the best people on campus in an even larger role next year,” Klonsinski said. “It will be an extremely important and busy one on a number of fronts, but with a great staff in place I know we’re in a great position to take advantage of it.”
Carson currently serves as The Observer’s Associate Sports Editor and is a resident of O’Neill Hall. Hailing from Fishers, Indiana, Carson is a junior applied and computational mathematics and statistics major, and currently covers Notre Dame’s football, men’s basketball and women’s lacrosse teams, having formerly written on the Irish men’s soccer and hockey programs.
“I’m really looking forward to assuming a larger role with The Observer,” Carson said. “I anticipate getting to work on boosting our online presence and working alongside our strong corps of writers across all departments.”
Kossler, who is pursuing a double major in history and mathematics, previously served as Associate News Editor, during which time she aided with coverage of sexual assault and mental health issues on campus and reported on updates to the University’s core curriculum. Kossler lives in South Bend and is currently studying abroad in Toledo, Spain. On campus, she is a resident of Pasquerilla West Hall.
“With the 2016 election just around the corner, I think we have a challenging year ahead of us, but one that is also full of opportunity,” Kossler said. “I’m thrilled to be working with such a great team of writers who are dedicated to providing consistent and reliable coverage for the student body.”