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Incoming Editor-in-Chief names supporting staff

| Monday, February 11, 2019

Sophomores Charlotte Edmonds, Maria Leontaras and Mary Steurer and junior Natalie Weber will help oversee The Observer’s Editorial Board next year, incoming Editor-in-Chief Kelli Smith announced Sunday.

Edmonds will take on the Managing Editor position, while Leontaras, Steurer and Weber will all serve as Assistant Managing Editors. All four women will officially begin their new roles March 18.

Edmonds, a sophomore living in Pasquerilla West Hall, is finishing her term as Associate Sports Editor. Originally from Oklahoma City, Edmonds is majoring in history with a minor in business economics. Edmonds began her time with The Observer in the News department but has since moved to Sports, covering a variety of different teams over the past year, including Notre Dame fencing, football and women’s basketball.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to develop The Observer and ensuring it’s serving and informing the tri-campus community,” Edmonds said. “Working alongside our staff members and Editorial Board is such an honor, and I think we’re fully equipped to navigate the year ahead.”

Weber is a junior who previously served as News Editor, and is currently studying abroad in Puebla, Mexico. Weber has written about the University’s response to the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, the experience of low-income students on campus and the presence of bats in various dorms. A Colorado native, Weber is majoring in English, with minors in journalism, ethics and democracy and computing and digital technologies. On campus, Weber lives in Cavanaugh Hall.

“I’m excited and honored to be a part of this team,” Weber said. “The Observer has played a significant role in my college experience, and I look forward to our plans for the coming year.”  

Leontaras, a sophomore at Saint Mary’s, is pursuing a student-designed major in interactive journalism with minors in Italian and mathematics. From Crown Point, Indiana, she is completing her term as Associate Saint Mary’s Editor. Leontaras has covered various events on the College’s campus, including former College President Jan Cervelli’s resignation and lectures from acclaimed visiting authors.

“The Observer is a great platform to bring the tri-campus community together, and it’s an honor to be able to work alongside such qualified and passionate student journalists,” Leontaras said. “I am looking forward to contributing to the paper’s legacy.”

Steurer is a sophomore computer science engineering major minoring in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. Steurer currently serves as News Editor, and during her time at The Observer has written about topics such as the Waddick’s renovation, the Columbus murals and, most recently, the student government elections. Originally from St. Louis, Steurer currently lives in Howard Hall.

“I’ve loved working for The Observer since I first joined my freshman year,” she said. “This paper means so much to me and I can’t wait to start this new adventure.”

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