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The Blue & Gray Press | October 18, 2017

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Staff Editorial: The Bullet bids farewell to departing editors

This is an unusual year for the Bullet as we are only losing three members of out editorial staff. Most of us are currently juniors and have another year with the Bullet, but those who are going in new directions will be leaving large holes in their wake. Their chairs are now filled by our new editors: Nephthalie Lauture for news, Chris Markham for sports and Tess Osmer for viewpoints, all of whom we welcome wholeheartedly.

To those who are leaving, we would like to give special thanks. The three of you have been constants on a paper that asks a lot without giving much back. This year the Bullet was represented by its staff more than ever. We accomplished so much without any help, and those leaving played a crucial role in making the paper what it is. We are all on this paper because we love it, and we have become a real family. The loss of three undeniably dedicated members will surely be felt.

To Colleen Huber, senior English major:

You were the best assistant news editor in Bullet history and went on to stake your place at the news desk. You wrote 21 articles for your 21st birthday and continued to fill the Bullet’s pages even when you were studying abroad 5,000 miles away. Ever quiet, yet ever surprising, we will miss you as you leave our dusty room for a bright future.

To Regina Weiss, senior English major with a creative writing concentration:

You always stepped up to the plate, and last year you took a position that everyone else was afraid to enter. You have always worked hard at the Bullet in one capacity or another and juggled us with your other work and responsibilities, most notably as president of One Note Stand. We wish you luck in your future career and applaud and thank you for your strength and dedication, especially in these last weeks.

To Katie Redmiles, junior English major: you may not be graduating, but we will feel your loss to England just as keenly. Here’s to our tarot card reader, our favorite “singer” and our “Under Pressure” dance partner. We will miss you and hope you come back to us after your semester abroad. “She was of the stuff of which great men’s mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, hated at tea parties, feared in shops, and loved at crises” (Thomas Hardy, “Far From the Madding Crowd”).