When I came to Mills as a first-year in the fall of 2006, I knew I wanted to be on the newspaper’s editorial staff. I loved journalism and wanted to positively impact news coverage on campus, but I could not envision just how important a role The Campanil would come to play in my life and how far we as an institution would come. I am immensely proud of the work my staff has accomplished in these last few years. It has been a labor of love for all of us — experimenting with new technologies, missing class when it got in the way of reporting and pulling more than one all-nighter to make sure the latest edition made it to the printer on time. But the hard work has paid off and only made us stronger journalists.
As I step down from my position as editor-in-chief, which I’ve held since January 2009, I am confident in my successor Tara Nelson. She brings enthusiasm, curiosity and intelligence to her new role and I know she will continue to push boundaries and move The Campanil in a positive direction. I thank the campus community for supporting our work and look forward to seeing what next year’s staff will achieve. I hope you do as well.