Students Resurrect CNR Newspaper, Win Club of the Year Award


Interest in the student newspaper, Tatler, has fluctuated since it began publication in the early 1920s. A small group of dedicated students came together to discuss the future of Tatler during the Leadership Empowerment and Education Program (LEEP) in August of 2011, and set their goal high: resurrect Tatler to its former glory and produce six issues during the 2011-12 academic year.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Genevieve Fleckenstein SAS’13, Tatler staff grew to its current size of fourteen students, and they started out the school year with one issue already in process. The student body noticed the change and the Tatler staff began to hear the questions pour in: “When is the next issue of Tatler coming out?”

“The Tatler newspaper team set their goals, aimed high, and exceeded them in every way possible,” Andrea Fagon SAS'00 GS'09, the club’s advisor and Director of Publications at the College, said. “Their professionalism, dedication, and perseverance has set a high standard for our student newspaper.”

The transformation of the newspaper, now approaching its centennial year in publication, earned the staff the Club of the Year Award from the Student Government Association at the LEEP Banquet on April 24, 2012, at Beckwith Pointe Country Club. As Genevieve and her staff approached the podium to accept the award, the audience erupted in applause.

Pictured here (l-r): Jaclyn Reynolds SAS'12, Shiyon Mathew SN'13, Andrea Fagon SAS'00 GS'09, Genevieve Fleckenstein SAS’13, Zena Jamal SN'12