Ram Page welcomes new Editor-in-Chief

Alana Edgin passes torch to Alina Hernandez

By Robyn Simkins
On April 20, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
Alina Hernandez, junior, takes notes from Alana Edgin, the current Ram Page Editor-in-Chief, and looks back at issues from 1971. Hernandez will take over the Ram Page this summer.

ASU’s student run newspaper, the Ram Page, is getting a new editor-in-chief this coming fall semester.

Alina Hernandez, junior, will be a senior when her reign begins.

She is majoring in Mass Media with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in English.

Hernandez has loved to read and write for as long as she can remember.

In her junior year of high school, she wound up in a yearbook class where she learned the basics of journalism, which then prompted her to sign up for a University Interscholastic League competition.

As a result of competing, Hernandez received third in the district for feature writing.

She then went on to join yearbook and newspaper staffs in her senior year of high school.

That year, Hernandez placed fourth in state for feature writing and fifth in the region for editorial writing.

Throughout her time in high school, she grew to love writing, and that’s why she chose journalism as her field. 

Hernandez also attributed a former teacher for encouraging her so much both in class and in competition.

She is very excited to learn the ins and outs of the editor position and gain life experience beyond the classroom.

Hernandez said she isn’t sure if there will be any major changes under her term as editor.

However, as features are her favorite to write, she would like to include more of them in the coming editions of the Ram Page.

"I think students have a sincere interest in more personal and relatable stories," Hernandez said. "I would like to be able to tell students’ stories and celebrate all of the differences at ASU."

Hernandez’s future plans include furthering her knowledge and experience in the journalism field.

Her main goal right now is to get her degree and continue gaining the knowledge she needs to become a better writer.

In the long run, she would like to work for a magazine or newspaper and is open to possibly writing for a website.

Alana Edgin, senior and current Editor-in-Chief of the Ram Page, will be graduating in May and passing on the torch.

Edgin took the time to give her thoughts on the incoming editor.

"Alina has the passion for journalism, and for this job," Edgin said. "She’s a strong writer, a kind leader and someone I can see leading the Ram Page to new heights."

Hernandez would like ASU students to know that the Ram Page is currently accepting applications for various positions on staff.

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