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On Tap magazine is growing by leaps and bounds

The On Tap staff kept a relaxed attitude yet was hard at work at their Tuesday night meeting as they simultaneously produced two different issues. On Tap is VSU’s semester magazine produced by VSU students.
The staff is working on their third and fourth issues, which will be published a week after Spring Break and at the start of the fall semester, respectively. On Tap has made significant changes from previous issues, including more design elements, a sophisticated and cohesive layout and no more dark or text-heavy pages.
“We actually have a staff now with editors, writers, designers and photographers working towards a common goal,” Laurel Kaufmann, On Tap managing editor and writer, said.
“On Tap is a platform to publish students’ views and get voices heard,” Francesca Zagami, Editor-in-Chief, said.
The magazine has also created a stylebook, which was started by Zagami. The upcoming issue will feature a variety of articles, including pieces on travel, college life, music, entertainment, fashion and general opinions on socially relevant topics. Every issue is different because each new staff brings a fresh point of view.
“Readers are always welcome to come and help out,”
Dr. Deborah Hall, On Tap faculty adviser, said. “They can learn layout and design, write articles, and edit.”
On Tap continues to grow as a student-centered publication. The staff urges students to get involved with On Tap to contribute to the magazine’s diverse content. Students can submit articles, photos, art and graphics for publication.
“We have an open door policy for students of any major,” Zagami said. “On Tap provides a great experience to take to a potential employer.”
Shortly after spring break, the staff will distribute magazines in the Pedestrian Mall, and students can also pick up a copy in West Hall.
The staff of On Tap meets at 5 p.m. every Tuesday in West Hall 249. Students interested in signing up for the On Tap class for fall semester can register under English 4700; however, students do not have to be enrolled in the class to participate.
For more information, contact Dr. Hall at dehall@valdosta.edu or visit the On Tap Facebook page.

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