New hires

Portland State’s student publications and productions recently hired their new managers, editors and directors for the next academic year.

Portland State’s student publications and productions recently hired their new managers, editors and directors for the next academic year.

Jaqueline Treibert, The Review editor-in-chief
Jaqueline Treibert, a junior, will become the new editor of The Review, a quarterly literary review that is geared towards addressing world issues, rather than those in PSU’s community. 

Treibert said she plans to work with PSU’s art department to add interactive elements to the publication, such as animation and art.

According to Treibert, the publication’s content will focus on fiction, although she would like to add poetry and nonfiction sections.

This is the first year that Treibert has been on The Review, although she has had previous editing experience for various books and reviews. She will officially begin at The Review on July 1.

Virginia Vickery, the Daily Vanguard editor-in-chief
In June, News Editor Virginia Vickery, a senior, will become the Vanguard’s editor-in-chief. 

Commenting on her goals for the publication, Vickery said that she hopes to make the content more reader-friendly by providing a wider breadth of snappy content. She also hopes to incorporate more photos and infographics into the pages.

Vickery also plans to redesign the layout, as well to make the Vanguard a more online-oriented publication, which will help reduce the number of print issues in future years.

In addition, she said that next year’s Vanguard will provide videos of on-campus meetings and events on its website.

Vickery hopes to recruit more writers for the Vanguard.

She has worked at the Vanguard since the spring of 2009. 

Brett Campbell, the Rearguard editor-in-chief
Brett Campbell, a senior, recently took the position of editor-in-chief for the Rearguard, PSU’s alternative news magazine.

Campbell assumed the role after Isaac Mayo, the Rearguard’s former editor-in-chief, stepped down due to scheduling conflicts and other job opportunities.

Campbell wishes to put emphasis on the reformation of the Rearguard to suit a “capital ‘P’ progressive” style, rather than the previous “capital ‘A’ alternative” style, he said.

As part of its reformation, Campbell plans to alter the magazine’s content to include more news and less commentary. In addition, design elements will be smaller and will not feature a double fold, he said.

He also wants the Rearguard to become more online oriented, meaning more stories can be found exclusively online, rather than in print.

“Each printed issue will be the ‘best of’ from all the online stories that month,” he said.

Christy Zilka, PSU Graphic Design Center manager
 Senior Christy Zilka will be returning as the manager of PSU’s Graphic Design Center. The center, located in the sub basement of Smith Memorial Student Union, caters to a wide variety of clients both at PSU and off-campus.

Next year, Zilka, a graphic design major, plans to increase promoting of the center beyond the PSU community. According to Zilka, any student group funded by the SFC may use the design center’s resources for up to five hours. 

The GDC can be reached at [email protected]

 Jonathan Miles, the Spectator editor-in-chief
Jonathan Miles, a senior, was hired as the new editor of the Spectator, PSU’s conservative publication.

According to Miles, he plans to restructure the publication’s design and content.

“We want to be the opposite of Glenn Beck,” he said.

Miles said he has ideas to make the Spectator less biased in opinion than the previous year’s editions. Next year, his staff will publish straight, unbiased news, while providing correlating opinion articles that offer a conservative viewpoint.

“Our goal is for a liberal to pick up and read the magazine and look at an issue from a conservative angle,” Miles said.

In addition, Miles said he may change the layout to provide more pictures and graphics.

Doug Friend, KPSU station manager
As the new KPSU station manager, Doug Friend, a senior, plans to promote new digital FM and terrestrial listening options.

KPSU’s goals include creating a wider-community of PSU listeners and establishing the station as a leader in local radio programming.

Currently, KPSU broadcasts on campus at 98.1 FM, on the Internet at and on 1450AM, during the evenings and weekends.

 Friend would like to turn KPSU into a platform for music that would compete with cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

According to Friend, KPSU is always looking for diverse volunteer, student-DJs who can host programs—which can vary in content.

Friend has worked with KPSU since June of 2008.

Joel Eisenhower, Pathos editor-in-chief
Joel Eisenhower is the new editor-in-chief of the Pathos Literary Review, a thrice-yearly published production that contains student writing and art work. The distribution for the publication is on-campus only, but Eisenhower plans to expand Pathos‘ website to feature online video submissions and artwork. Eisenhower also plans to place more emphasis on featuring more student artwork.

He said that in previous editions, Pathos would only get about 15 art submissions, but plenty of writing. Eisenhower was previously the copy editor of Pathos.