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By Maddi Miller

Well friends, it’s been quite an adventure.

By the time you’re reading this, I will be about to walk across the graduation stage, accepting a snazzy diploma holder to hopefully house my real diploma in six to eight weeks, and working full time as the schools and arts reporter for Sound Publishing.

Being the editor-in-chief for the past three semesters has been a transformative experience. I learned that leading a team takes a team effort. We would not have been able to accomplish everything we have been able to do this year without the incredible work of our leadership team, our staff, and our supportive, if a tad loquacious adviser, Dr. Will Mari.

I am beyond proud of what I have been able to witness during my time with The Talon. We have transitioned web hosts, covered community building activities and events, covered difficult campus administration stories, launched a new student podcast, and have published the first print edition of The Talon in four years.

I hope that the staff continues to grow and strive for quality journalism. Even though we may seem like a separated bubble-community, everything we report matters—it can have a lasting influence, and has the potential to create change. I hope that students searching for their passion will find a place on The Talon and continue to contribute to its growth and success. The world needs more Christian journalists.

I am excited to start this new chapter in my life, but I will be forever grateful to God for blessing me with the opportunity to attend NU and serve on The Talon.

I couldn’t be happier to pass the role of editor-in-chief to one of my friends and an exceptional editor, Riley Sine. I look forward to watching The Talon continue to grow under his dictatorial rule—err, I mean, leadership.

Godspeed, Talon.