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June 6, 2017


Media staff attend Editor’s Retreat


Media staff team building exercises at Editors RetreatFive Cowley College Mass Communication students and an alum from the program joined Cowley Press advisor Meg Smith on an Editor’s Retreat in Warsaw, Mo, June 2-4.

The group worked on team-building, leadership training, story mining, interviewing techniques, photo excursions and more. 

According to Smith, they worked hard and played hard with a goal toward staff bonding, getting comfortable with the gear and gaining confidence in their roles. 

Cowley Press Editor-in-Chief, Braydee Holmes, enjoyed getting to meet the new media staff and see what their strengths were.

“I am looking forward to the upcoming semester to see what everyone can do and how we can help each other as individual staff members by growing and learning off of each other,” Holmes said.

After spending time with the freshmen and fellow sophomores, Felipe Escalante is excited with the collective skill of next year’s news staff.

“The retreat in my eyes is a perfect way to build a strong core for the news staff,” Escalante said. “From the team building exercises to just discussing what we are all excited about makes it difficult to pick one favorite thing of the retreat. The overall experience you get is something I wish everyone can try at least once.”

Media staff attend Editors RetreatSophomore Bryson Turner enjoyed the opportunity to search for stories while in Warsaw, Mo.

“It was a great experience and we learned a deep history about the town of Warsaw and the civilians that lived in it,” Turner said.

Emma Pray, incoming freshman and mass communication major, thought the retreat was a great learning experience and will help her in the fall. 

Sophomore Cora Mertens also learned a lot while having a great time on the retreat.

“I am glad I got the chance go get close with everyone I will be working with next year,” Mertens said. “It was an irreplaceable experience.”
Micah Vaz, a former Cowley student and graduate student/teacher, also attended the retreat.

“I really enjoyed seeing the mentorship I remembered as such a hallmark of my Cowley education to still be alive and well,” Vaz said. “One of my favorite parts of the weekend was seeing how much fun students had taking part in hands on learning outside of the classroom.”