Farewell, Comenian


The ongoing coronavirus crisis has given me a lot of time to think since I graduated in December and have been unable to find a full-time job since then. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my time at Moravian and what the coronavirus means for the future. 

There’s a lot I could say about the Comenian since joining the staff as a nervous freshman in the fall of 2016. 

Even though I was editor-in-chief of the newspaper at my high school, this was a new group of people, a new advisor, and the most terrifying part: transitioning to an online platform that refreshed more often than my high school paper. 

Despite all of the changes I experienced at first, I stuck with the Comenian my entire college career and I’m so happy I did because I’ve gained so much from it.  

I got to know a lot of those so-called strangers I met during that first meeting freshman year and underclassmen in the years following. They were friendly faces to say hello to on campus, ask for advice, and talk to.  

The Comenian has also helped me grow as a person. I’ve become more confident as a writer and editor. I’d like to think that I’ve become a better leader because of the multiple leadership positions I’ve held. While I’m still an introvert at heart, I am able to interview people for articles and will continue to get better at it with practice. 

Throughout my time with the Comenian, I’ve written articles about my experiences, movie reviews, professor spotlights, articles about sustainability, and many more. Writing all these articles allowed me to get better at writing, both in quality and speed. 

I also realized how much I enjoy writing. 

After this coronavirus outbreak is over, I hope to use my Bachelor’s degree in environmental science and my love for writing to raise awareness for environmental issues. My long-term goal is to work in New York City for a newspaper or magazine that covers the environment and sustainability.  

Finally, I just want to say thank you to Professor Harris and the rest of the staff (both past and present) for helping me along my journey the past three-and-a-half years. I will miss spending time with you at meetings.