Changes in the Reflector office
Springtime is symbolic of new beginnings: baby animals, tulip bulbs and needing a new basement after a post-snowstorm flood wreaks havoc.
At The Reflector, spring often marks a regime change, as we see some editors and contributors graduate, and others move on elsewhere.
This year, we’re saying good-bye to Aaron Chatha, Kevin Rushworth, and Zoey Duncan all of whom will be graduating. Blaine Meller and Justine Rodrigues are leaving their positions to pursue other endeavours around campus. Vanessa Gillard and Jorden Dixon are staying in their current positions, so make sure to write a letter to the editor if you don’t think they’re pulling their weight. Bryan Weismiller is moving into the publishing editor’s desk to guide the paper next year and Rachael Frey will take over the news section come September. Editorial cartoonist Jordan Simpson is going to be taking over layout duties, while Bryce Forbes gains control of the sports section. Finally, Laura Lushington will be our next web editor. Finally, venerable managing editor Ivar Bergs will continue into his 20th year with The Reflector.
Though it sounds dramatic, it feels like the end of an era at our paper. Long hours together in the basement of Wyckham House give way to the freedom of summertime, during which we will inevitably experience team withdrawal symptoms. The ride has certainly been worth it, and we’ll all look back fondly on our time here.
Thankfully, hindsight lets us forget all the 14-hour production nights.