Welcome back, Asbury!

Friday marked a wrap on the official first week of classes for the fall semester this year. So, on behalf of The Collegian, welcome to Asbury—and to sophomores and upperclassmen, welcome back!

For those who do not know, The Asbury Collegian is the university’s campus newspaper—run by students, for students. It is our job to document this community, create a platform on which to share opinions and inform the student body about pertinent issues and events.

There are many fresh faces on The Collegian’s staff this year, which means even more voices contributing their unique perspective to our content. But we do not want it to end there. If a student has an article to write, a passion for graphic design or an interest in sharing stories through video, we want to know about it. The Collegian is made by students, for students—which means that it can only exist with student involvement. We want to hear your voice.

The Collegian has also rededicated itself to journalistic integrity this year. We want to be your source for unbiased news, balanced opinions and meaningful stories. There is a destructive gap in the mindset of much of the media right now that we believe Christian journalists can fill. We are transparent with our intentions: to seek the truth and share it, and by doing so, honor Christ.

We look forward to another great year of serving this campus community and having the opportunity to share many of your remarkable stories.

Hannah Schultz, Executive Editor

Words of Wisdom

Our staff answers the question
"What is one thing you wish you'd known as a freshman?"

Greg Bandy

Hannah Schultz

Robin Gericke

Executive Editor

"Do not take 8 a.m. classes every day of freshman year. You could wake up at 6 a.m. for high school—do not fool yourself into thinking that you can do the same thing as a college student. Mental health problems will ensue."

Managing Editor

"Sleep. Even if you're studying in the library until midnight, close the book and go to bed. You cannot be your best self if you don't get an adequate amount of sleep."

Faculty Advisor

"Take the time to introduce yourself to each of your professors sometime during the first week of classes"

Kaiser Shaffer

Olivia Vinson

Hannah Stafford

Photo Editor

"Embrace the spontaneous moments and try new things! This is your chance to see who YOU are - apart from your family and home. Say yes to the late night adventures, classes outside your major, and opportunities you won’t get anywhere else. "

Creative Director

News Editor

"Don't be afraid to try new things. There are so many opportunities to get involved at Asbury and even if it's out of your comfort zone, give it a shot! You might be surprised."

"Commit and invest. If you have a strong interest in an area, dive in and do it well. Spend time on the things that matter to you and create spaces for you to practice your passions."

Bria Isaacson

Rachel Terry

Kayla Lutes

Opinion Editor

"Learn to be flexible. Nothing will go exactly as planned, but that's what makes life beautiful."

News Editor

Features Editor

"You don't have to go to all the T.A.G. events."

"Get to know your hall. I didn't do a good job of this my freshman year, but now I realize how many cool people I missed out on knowing. They're just as cool (if not cooler) than the people outside your hall."

Kari Lutes

Zack Peñalva

Lauren Barnett

Sports Editor

"Have fun. As stressful as things can get, and it'll get bad, don't let it suck the fun out of everything. Don't let these four years turn into something you regret."

Features Editor

Copy Editor

"Don't forget who you are and what you truly love amidst the hustle and bustle of every-day classes."

"Chacos are the only shoe you need. It's so hot you're wondering why going outside to get to class is a thing? Chacos. It's raining and campus  is splattered with puddles? Chacos. It's gotten so cold that people are judging you for wearing Chacos? Sockos. Okay, they're still judging you, but happy feet are worth it."

Markus Cook

Karly Taylor

Taryn Cipcowski

Layout Editor

"Don't be afraid to speak up in class. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott"

Graphic Designer

Layout Editor

"Don't be afraid of "friend groups". The reason I am friends with the people I am friends with now is because I didn't stick with assigned groups."

"Don't concern yourself with what people think of you or your choices, especially if they're not paying your tuition or pouring into you."

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August Events

19th
Intercultural Movie Night (“Lilo and Stitch”)
7:30 p.m., Reasoner Green

 

20th
Intramural Kickoff (all day event), Reasoner Green

 

21st
First WGM Global Cafe of the semester, 6 p.m.

 

27th
Waterpalooza, 3p.m., Luce Center Green

2016 - 2017

Greg Bandy

Faculty Advisor

Executive Editor

Hannah Schultz

News Editor

Hannah Stafford

Opinion Editor

Rachel Terry

Photo Editor

Olivia Vinson

Managing Editor

Robin Gericke

Bria Isaacson

News Editor

Opinion Editor

Matthew Pertz

Graphic Designer

Markus Cook

Kaiser Shaffer

Creative Director

Features Editor

Kayla Lutes

Copy Editor

Lauren Barnett

Graphic Designer

Austin Zweifel

Kari Lutes

Features Editor

Layout Editor

Karly Taylor

Sports Editor

Zack Peñalva

Layout Editor

Taryn Cipcowski

Letter Policy

Editorial Board

The Collegian welcomes letters to the editor from students, faculty, staff, alumni and other members of the reading public. We reserve the right to edit for length, content, accuracy or clarity. If requested, we will involve the author in the editing process. The author’s name, mailing address and phone number should be included in the letter. The Collegian will not print letters without this information. Unsolicited letters become the property of the Asbury Collegian. Letters may be submitted through the Campus Post Office or by email to hannah.schultz@asbury.edu. The deadline for each issue is Saturday at 5 p.m.

The weekly editorial, written by a member of the Editorial Board, does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Collegian staff. Rather, the editorial is the opinion of the editorial writer, who is voicing his or her opinion on a topic deemed newsworthy or important.

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Opinion Editor

Matthew Pertz

"At the end of the day, you are accountable to yourself. Learn from Thoreau and march to the drum that you hear, no matter how measured or far away."