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Observer chooses next dept. editors

Sam Davis | Friday, February 27, 2009

The Observer’s recently elected Editor-in-Chief Jenn Metz announced six additional editors that will join the Editorial Board for the 2009-10 year.

Juniors Ian Gavlick and Andrea Archer, as well as sophomores Madeline Buckley, Matt Gamber, Jess Shaffer and Ashley Charnley will join the Editorial Board in their new positions after Spring Break.

Buckley, who currently resides in Breen Philips Hall, will serve as news editor. She has written for the news department since her freshman year, and is a native of Northbrook, Ill. Buckley has covered a variety of stories for The Observer including the Dillon Pep Rally cancellation, development near campus and student government. She is an American Studies and Spanish major with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy.

Gamber will become the sports editor. A Finance and American Studies major with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, Gamber is a current Sorin Otter, originally from Mt. Prospect, Ill. Having written for the sports department since his freshman year, Gamber has overseen coverage of Bengal Bouts and Bookstore Basketball, as well as developed The Observer’s sports blog, The Casual Observer.

Charnley, a sophomore at Saint Mary’s, will serve as the next Saint Mary’s editor. Charnley is a Communication Students and English Writing major currently living in Holy Cross Hall. Originally from Angola, Ind., she has written for the news department since her freshman year and covered Hillary Clinton’s visit to South Bend last year.

Shaffer, a Program of Liberal Studies and Spanish major from the Washington, D.C. area, will assume the Scene editor position. A resident of Farley Hall, Shaffer has written for the Scene department since her freshman year, interviewing Ben Lee and The Format among others.

Gavlick, a former resident of Knott Hall, will lead the photography department as the incoming photo editor. Gavlick, who currently serves as an associate photo editor, is originally from Vancouver, Wash. and is a computer science major. He has covered football, men’s basketball, women’s soccer and various campus events.

Archer will become the next graphics editor at The Observer. A native of Redding, Conn., she is a Marketing and Graphic Design major and currently resides in Pasquerilla West Hall.

The other editors previously selected for the Editorial Board include Managing Editor Bill Brink, and Assistant Managing Editors Kara King and Bill Brink, in addition to Metz.