Kathryn Chamberlin – Photographer
Favorite Journalism Memory: Libbie’s daily videos during class of Julia and me.
Future Plans: JMU, majoring in business
Senior Quote: “People change, things go wrong. Just remember life goes on.” – Unknown
Most Influential Teacher: Ms. Firebaugh because she is always so encouraging and gets to know each student personally
Emma Ford – Editor In Chief
Favorite Journalism Memory: Random conversations about anything and everything as the deadline came closer and we were all slightly delirious.
Future Plans: William and Mary
Senior Quote: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – The Office
Piece of Advice to Underclassmen: As cheesy as this may be, don’t be afraid to be yourself. You are valid and have something great to offer.
Julia Grossman – Chief Photographer
Favorite Journalism Memory: Dancing on the table to Nickelback
Future Plans: UVA, majoring in business
Senior Quote: “I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela
Most Influential Teacher: Coach Wallace because I learned a lot about how to be strong, resourceful, and kind.
Yara Ibrahim – Associate Editor In Chief
Favorite Journalism Memory: When Mason tried to jump onto a chair, tripped three times, but never actually fell.
Future Plans: University of Chicago
Senior Quote: “I have no idea what I’m doing, but I know I’m doing it really really well.” – Parks and Rec
Piece of Advice to Underclassmen: Don’t wait for the “right” moment to do anything.
McKenna Gillard – Opinion Page Editor
Favorite Journalism Memory: Eating lunch in the publications room every day.
Future Plans: Columbia University, majoring in applied physics
Senior Quote: “The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.” – Coach
Piece of Advice: Get involved in things!
Dimitrius Gomes – Staff Writer
Favorite Journalism Memory: Writing the JUUL story
Future Plans: VCU
Senior Quote: “I don’t know, I think my car is a three-cylinder engine.” – Annie Corritone
Most influential teacher: Mr. Carter! I never left 4th period without a smile on my face. I will forever be grateful to have had such a supportive teacher.
Ceara Nolan – Front Page Editor
Favorite Journalism Memory: Our Friday song
Future Plans: University of Richmond, majoring in healthcare studies
Senior Quote: “Me think why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?” – Kevin Malone
Piece of advice: Never take yourself too seriously.
Libbie Smith – Business Manager
Favorite Journalism Memory: Daily journalism videos
Future Plans: Longwood University, majoring in political science
Senior Quote: “I live on a farm” – Libbie Smith
Most influential teacher: Ms. Ashworth because her class was actually something I looked forward to going to. She is extremely positive and encouraging.
Alysse Stephens – Staff Artist
Favorite Journalism Memory: Decorating the door for winter break
Future Plans: GMU, double majoring in Biology and French
Senior Quote: “Curiouser and curiouser” – Alice in Wonderland
Piece of advice to Underclassmen: Don’t stress yourself out over schoolwork too much. A bad day isn’t the end of the world, and yes: sometimes it’s ok to just take a day to regroup.
Carter Straub – Staff Writer
Favorite Journalism Memory: Watching Mason continuously fall out of the chair everyone told him not to sit in.
Future Plans: JMU, majoring in kinesiology
Senior Quote: “The only time I set the bar low is in limbo” – Michael Scott
Piece of Advice to Underclassmen: Take your grades seriously, but don’t forget to laugh a little. Don’t waste your time comparing yourself to others.
Sarah York – Editor In Chief
Favorite Journalism Memory: Eating lunch in the publications room every day
and talking about many different topics.
Future Plans: VT, majoring in business
Senior Quote: “The only cryptocurrency you need is bird seed. There are a whole lot of birds and they all need to eat.” -Ben Grott
Piece of Advice to Underclassmen: Try to focus on your grades and school work, while also having fun.
Charlotte Zerbst – Editor In Chief
Favorite Journalism Memory: Having a bouncy ball for about 45 seconds before Ceara lost it. It was a really good bouncy ball.
Future Plans: George Washington University, majoring in journalism.
Senior Quote: “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.” – Donald Trump via Twitter
Piece of Advice to Underclassmen: Join journalism!!!!