Since I’m graduating at the end of the semester, this is my last issue of the Andersonian. I have enjoyed my time on staff more than words can describe. I’ve learned so much, and I’ve met some really amazing people whom I consider to be my close friends, and love dearly. I am really going to miss working here, but I’m so excited for what the future outside of AU will bring! Merry Christmas everyone.
—Beth Stark, Co-Editor
So, I’ve served with Beth on this staff for a year and a half, and I will miss her dearly. It has been an absolute joy and a pleasure to work with her during this time, and I have learned so much from her. I’m thankful I had the oppotunity to work with her. Best wishes, Beth, and I wish everyone a restful winter break!
—Faith Middleton, Co-Editor
I can’t believe that another semester is in the books. Time is absolutely, positively flying by. It’s been an honor to spend my Monday evenings in this office with such great friends. We have laughed a lot, we have eaten a lot of pizza, and we’ve even probably cried a time or two (have we? I can’t remember). People don’t realize how much effort goes into making this paper happen. It’s never-ending, being a journalist—except for the next few weeks, that is. Now that we’re done for the semester, I’m signing off. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
—Nikki Edrington, Associate Editor
As I come to the conclusion of my second-to-last semester at AU, I can’t help but realize that this means I will be entering into my last semester on staff. I still have no job prospects or general life plan or hope…but maybe that will work itself out (that’s what my fortune cookie said a few weeks ago). A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
—Ethan Utterback, Associate Editor
For the few avid readers of this paper who may be asking yourself what I’m still doing here after “resigning” last semester, it turns out that I just couldn’t leave this crazy bunch after all. Monday nights in the Andersonian office have grown to feel more like a highly anticipated social gathering than an on-campus job. Maybe I shouldn’t admit to that in the paper, but this little staff is family and it is truly a joy spending hours compiling pages and proofreading stories over pizza and nonsense. I’m looking forward to one last semester of doing this job that I love. Merry Christmas, y’all.
—Megan DeBruyn, Production Editor