Calling all writers, photographers and editors

By: Alexis Stallard, Editor-in-Chief

It’s a new school year: the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the campus cats are happy to see everyone again. However, a new year means new opportunities and I am here to present you with an unbeatable one.

That opportunity is to join The Vantage. After losing a whole swathe of seniors last year, mostly editors, we’re ready to welcome new faces. I think this wonderful face could be yours.

We have a place for absolutely everyone. I know writing isn’t for everyone, but we also need photographers and web experts. While you may question your writing skills, I can promise you that Denise Neil, our assistant counselor and longtime reporter at the Wichita Eagle, can turn just about anyone into a proper reporter.

I had never even thought about journalism until my sophomore year of college, and I never once got involved in yearbook or journalism in high school. I took the introductory journalism course to complete a degree. Fast forward a year and I’m now the editor of The Vantage. Time flies when you’re having fun. I suppose!

Fun is definitely something we have here at The Vantage too. Between the many parties throughout the year and our weekly get-togethers, there are too many good times to count. It’s a great way to get involved and find a good group of friends.

Are you afraid that your background does not “correspond” to the job of journalist? No worries about that as we have a wide variety of people on our team. In addition to being the editor, I moonlight as the manager of the baseball team and am a sports enthusiast. Our sportswriter, Matthew Revels is a member of SGA, is a resident housing assistant and plays on the baseball team. Joshua Robles, our Arts & Entertainment Editor is also a member of SGA and is involved in several clubs like HALO.

Even if you don’t see yourself on a track that includes journalism, writing for your college newspaper can be a great resume booster. Being involved in something that requires you to build your people skills through interviews, hone your writing skills with weekly assignments, and pushes you out of your comfort zone is something every employer wants, no matter either the domain.

But, if you see yourself choosing journalism or communications, just look at our successful alumni to see the benefits of joining The Vantage. Last year’s editor Tejay Cleland is already on television as a sportscaster on KWCH, Wichita’s CBS affiliate.

If joining our team is something you might be interested in, we encourage you to contact us. You can contact us by email at [email protected].

PHOTO: courtesy photo, Unsplash

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