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Publications Board chooses new editors

By Kelly L. Griffith
News Editor

The UNCP Student Publications Board chose new editors for The Pine Needle, the Indianhead and The Aurochs on April 21.

Editor of The Pine Needle Nathan Walls will hand over his position to Chris Nicolini, a senior journalism student who has worked on the paper as sports editor and web editor.

The Pine Needle web editor Chris Nicolini, left, will take over for editor Nathan Walls after this semester. (Photo by Elizabeth Butler)Pine Needle faculty advisor Dr. Judy Curtis said she and the staff members are eager to see the improvements Nicolini will make to the strong foundation already created.

“Chris is an excellent choice,” said Curtis. “The outgoing editor, Nathan Walls, guided the paper through tremendous improvements in the last two years. The entire staff is excited about the enthusiasm and knowledge Chris brings to the job.”

Nicolini said he hopes to build off the foundation left by Walls.

“Nathan has built a solid foundation under The Pine Needle during his two years as editor, turning the publication from a glorified BSU student newspaper and dumping ground for 105 and 106 English class papers into a reputable source for news concerning UNCP,” Nicolini said.

Current Indianhead editor and English major Andrea Patawaran-Hickman will have the help of co-editor Cotina Ames next semester. Ames is a mass communications major.

Ames said she hopes having two editors will help to complete the yearbook earlier.

Senior Nathan Graham will take over The Aurochs from Jenny Teague, who has made many improvements this year.

Graham said he has many new plans he hopes to make to The Aurochs.

“I intend to make a genuine attempt to provide visibility to The Aurochs and allow students the opportunity to enjoy literature and art,” Graham said. “This I believe is the primary function and the highest purpose of a four-year institution, to instruct students not merely on how to earn a living, but how to live a life.”

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  The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Updated: Wednesday, April 28, 2004
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