Howard Hewitt – Student leaders and athletes have returned to campus to prepare for the new school year. Along with that group is a solid core of Bachelor staffers on campus to prepare the fourth-annual Back-to-Campus Bachelor.

Four years ago the college newspaper staff accepted the challenge of publishing a special issue for publication the first day of class. The project was a joint effort with the Crawfordsville Journal Review the first two years.

Last year the Bachelor was not inserted into the Journal Review but will be again this year.

The Back-to-Campus issue has been a stellar effort for the Wabash journalists. It has won "Best Special Section" all three years in the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s annual awards contest.

For the students its a chance to introduce new professors, preview the upcoming sports season, and share an interview with President Patrick White.

Editor Gary James ’10, in the video above, is leading the effort with able assistance from Editor Emeritus Patrick McAlister ’10. Sports Editor Chuck Summers ’10, the most honored Wabash journalist at last year’s ICPA convention, is working with his sports staff to preview Little Giant teams. Photo Editor Alex Moseman ’11 is shooting lots of pictures while assembling his photo crew for the school year.

Advertising Manager Jacob Surface ’11 has found many community business anxious to get their message to the Wabash community and has been out selling ads since the Aug. 3.

The students returned Monday and have worked each week night evening planning and editing the first issue. The Bachelor, in it’s 102nd year, will be distributed Thursday, Aug. 27.