Logos editors share lots in common

By Lauren Peterson


Logos Editor Angela Hernandez and her two assistant editors — Valerie Bustamante and Priscilla Aguirre – have more in common than their love for writing and editing the school’ newspaper.

All three women graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes High School where they worked together on the staff of The Gavel – each taking a turn at being editor or co-editor of that newspaper. Aguirre was editor her senior year and later Hernandez and Bustamante were co-editors.

All three came in different years to the University of the Incarnate Word but each has chosen to major in communication arts with a concentration in journalism. And all three at one point were work-studies for the Logos. Hernandez and Bustamante came aboard in different years as freshmen staffers. Hernandez later became opinion editor and was an assistant editor last year. Bustamante was features editor last year and now is an assistant. Aguirre, who originally volunteered, got to do work-study last year.

Now they’re leading the newspaper as student employees – and they’ve got big plans, including planning the 80th birthday of the award-winning newspaper.

“I want the student body to know we are here — and without them we would not be here,” Hernandez, 21, said.

“We want the student body to know us on a personal level,” Aguirre, 22, added.

“This school year I want to get the Logos more involved with the student body and attend more events to get the word out about our amazing publication,” Bustamante, 20, said.

The editors also plan to attend the National College Media Convention Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in Austin – the world’s largest gathering of college media students and their advisers — and take the newspaper’s four work-study students – Nancy Benet, Marco Cadena, Gaby Galindo and Victoria O’Connor — with them.

Galindo, a junior, joined the staff as a freshman from Providence High School in San Antonio where she was on her yearbook’s editorial and photography staff.

Galindo has been so influenced by working on the newspaper as a writer-photographer that she changed her major.

“I was first an English major,” said Galindo, now a communication arts major with a concentration in convergent media. She’s still minoring in English.

“I love writing,” she said.