How The Observer has impacted me

How The Observer has impacted me

To assess the impact The Observer has had on my collegiate career and self would almost be a Herculean task. It’s touched almost every part of my life for the past two years, and without it, I probably wouldn’t have gotten my post-graduation job, made so many friends or had as many fun and unique experiences as I did.
Joining the student newspaper on campus had been a dream of mine since I started at this university. But I always found writing intimidating and didn’t know at the time I could do other things for the paper, so I shelved that dream and explored other pursuits. Then two years ago, I was approached with the perfect opportunity: conduct business operations (my specialty) for the organization I held in such high regard. With no recent predecessor, I set out to reforge relationships with community partners and university administrators and innovate processes, and the work was much of what I expected. What I did not expect were the strong bonds I would form with my fellow Editorial Board members. They quickly became the people I would let know first if I witnessed something crazy on campus or if I heard of any cool events we should go to in Cleveland or on campus. Their candor, humor and genuine love and encouragement made every grueling spreadsheet worth it.
Saying goodbye is always hard, and it’s even harder when it’s something you’ve poured so much time, effort and love into. But I’m looking forward to experiencing life’s next adventures and exploring a new chapter, and I’m excited to see what will come next for The Observer in business and beyond. Even with my college career coming to an end, it’s comforting to know that The Observer will continue to observe and report long after I leave.

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