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Hello from your new editor

— If you saw my picture and information on page 4, you may have noticed that I am indeed, not Ned Campbell. My name is Allie Wenner and I am ecstatic to take on the responsibility as the new editor of the Eagle Bulletin! You may recognize my name as I have been writing some freelance stories in the paper for the past few months.

I may be relatively new to the Bulletin, but I am no stranger to the Eastern suburbs. My family moved to a house in Fayetteville back in 1999 and I’ve lived there ever since. We settled in the village just in time for me to start 5th grade at Wellwood Middle School. 4 years later I found myself at F-M High School and then graduated in 2007.

After high school, I was fortunate enough to be accepted into Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications where I majored in Broadcast Journalism. Before graduating in 2011, I discovered that being the next Katie Couric wasn’t all I thought it was cracked up to be - and learned that I was more interested in the writing side of storytelling than the visual aspect.

After college, I decided to stick around Syracuse. Many of my friends went on to New York, Boston, and the West Coast and have asked me why I’ve stayed. I tell them it’s because I love this area and I can’t help but see an exciting city that’s on the verge of huge development. I love the diverse music scene and concerts that come through this area. I love that college basketball is such a big deal here. I love the accessibility and diversity of state and county parks in Central New York. And I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the opportunity to help bring that energy and excitement that I see brewing here into the homes of all of you- my readers!

And that’s why I can’t wait to get out in the community and bring you, my friends and neighbors, the news you care about. I’ve lived here for most of my life and I’ve experienced it all through my own eyes. Now, I am excited to experience this community in a whole new way- through all of you.

I believe that everyone has a story to tell and I hope you’re as excited as I am to see what stories 2013 and beyond have to offer.

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