Ferris sophomore journalism major Harrison Watt was announced as Editor-in-Chief of the Torch for the 2014-15 school year.
Watt recently decided who will help him as section editors for the upcoming year.
Ferris junior journalism major Richard Mead has worked for the Torch for two years and will assume the role as Sports Editor.
“My biggest goals are to make the sports section as a whole better every week than the week before,” Mead said. “I want to let all of my writers be able to help relay Bulldogs sports info to Ferris State in a timely fashion.”
Mead has worked with Watt for his entire time at the Torch, and said Watt is an extremely hard worker.
Ferris senior music industry management major Tyler Hanan was the previous Lifestyles Editor and is making the switch to Opinions Editor.
“I want Opinions to be both interesting and informative, making people consider different topics and positions on those topics with viewpoints from people that are educated, invested and intelligent,” Hanan said. “We’re going to place a premium on each piece having a strong premise, and we hope to play with the format a bit.”
Hanan said he made the switch because he will be graduating after the fall semester.
Ferris junior journalism major Ben Rettinhouse has worked for the Torch for a year and is the current Opinions Editor and will take over as News Editor next year.
“I want to make sure that news is constantly updated on the website, I want to tackle a broad spectrum of issues on campus, and I want to keep the Ferris community as in touch with the news as possible,” Rettinhouse said.
Ferris sophomore music industry management major Sarah Force will be the new Lifestyles Editor and plans to pursue a career writing for music magazines after graduation. Force plans to make sure there is something for everyone in her section.
“I want to shed some light on the amazing, unique people we have here on campus,” Force said.
Force wants to also increase reader volume.
The only current editor that will not return in the fall is the News Editor Taylor Hooper. Hooper will be gone studying abroad.
“We put in a lot of hard work at the Torch and I think people who don’t read it are missing out,” Force said.