Based in 2019, A Line Journal is the primary student-run vogue editorial and web site created by Aggies for Aggies. The skilled group has issued six magazines since its begin and continues to develop in dimension, viewers and recognition.
A-Line president and advertising junior Mary Trantham found A-Line after receiving a mass e mail from the group. Trantham stated the group checked off all of her bins de ella when in search of a gaggle that centered round her passions de ella.
“The e-mail listed off pictures, writing, social media—all this stuff I am so keen about,” Trantham stated. “I knew this was going to be one thing I liked immediately. I felt at residence after experiencing the constructive, inventive power.”
Over 50 Aggies make up the totally different groups accountable for journal content material and on-line articles. A-Line’s workforce construction creates lateral communication between numerous workforce members and the chief board, a gaggle comprised of various workforce heads based on their web site. Trantham stated the group emphasizes the significance of making a relaxed atmosphere the place members can work collectively on content material of their alternative.
“For one on-line article, we will have a author, a photographer, videographer and social media workforce member,” Trantham stated. “Members signal as much as work on totally different article content material, so that you’re all the time altering up workforce members of your on-line article workforce. Most individuals report back to their very own workforce heads, however we all the time need it to really feel like you possibly can come speak to [any executive].”
A-Line’s main mission is to excel past social norms, Trantham stated, with content material that includes the newest vogue tendencies, in addition to topics that department from typical discussions heard on campus. Editor-in-chief and worldwide research senior Gretchen Evans depicted this as one thing that separates A-Line from different media shops at Texas A&M.
“I might say that our audience can be folks considering fashion-forward and extra liberal matters,” Evans stated. “Whereas we’re a conservative campus, A-Line permits folks an area to grasp a unique perspective than what we’re used to.”
A-Line is a singular alternative for college kids concerned to develop personally and professionally, pictures chief and senior advertising Abbi Roane stated.
“To start with, we had been looking for expertise and photographers,” Roane stated. “Now, we now have that, a very passionate group of photographers perfecting their expertise and making an attempt to be distinctive with their work. It has been a enjoyable transition to see how a lot my pictures workforce has improved.”
The group’s development has attracted many extra college students to use and Roane stated an important traits of a aggressive applicant are ardour and the need to enhance.
“We anticipate you to place in time,” Roane stated. “We anticipate that that is one thing you like to do and could also be one thing you need to do sooner or later. A-Line is one thing we’re all very keen about as a result of we need to make it the very best it may be.”
With A-Line’s steady development come targets that goal excessive. Design chief and mechanical engineering senior Madelyn Okruhlik stated she’d prefer to distribute extra print points to their rising viewers.
“Up to now we had been a smaller group, however now we’re rising,” Okruhlik stated. “We’re rising in our social media viewers and campus consciousness. I might like to see extra wide-scale gross sales and distribution of our print points. As we’re rising, I might additionally prefer to have a couple of print situation a semester.”
To view A-Line’s earlier print points, go to their web site.