I have been involved with student newspapers since my first year
of high school. I have always enjoyed meeting people through the experience and having a more intimate view of my school.
I got involved with The Bucknellian as a first-year when I started writing for Arts & Life (A&L). I wrote weekly articles and was asked to be the A&L editor my sophomore year and again during my senior year. I’ve enjoyed being a part of A&L because
I am able to address relevant and important ideas through a more creative way.
I was very pleased with my section this semester and loved the continuity between issues. I was lucky to have five columnists who were always on their game and delivered solid pieces. I think the consistency of my section attracted a solid readership that enjoyed readings columns week in and week out. I’ve always found A&L unique since it has so many purposes; it brings attention to campus events, tracks trends on campus, suggests good pastimes and its two satire columns make us laugh.
Working with other members of The Bucknellian has always been inspiring to me. No matter the time of day (or night, in most cases), the staff always kept a good attitude and worked hard no matter what. Our faculty advisor, Jim Lee, consistently reviewed our issues with a careful eye and kept me on my game.
My favorite moments on The Bucknellian
s have certainly been the unexpected ones that often occur when most of campus is asleep. Circa 2:30 a.m. after a long Wednesday night, The Bucknellian staff is at its true peak, as we all “lose it” laughing after hours of working. I will miss being a part of this hard working, creative and smart group of people next year.