Editors’ farewell

Seniors Rhian (left) and Carey (rights) smile for their last newspaper media day.

Rhian Tramontana and Carey Seay|Marlin Chronicle

To our readers,

Thank you, for your unending support. As student journalists, we have the opportunity to make your voices heard, and we have loved every second. It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to write for you. As our final wish, we ask that you continue to take papers from the stands and read stories online. For you, The Marlin Chronicle may just be another piece of paper, but for us, it is a passion. It is a labor of love.

Not a day goes by where we are not grateful for the impact that The Marlin Chronicle has on individual lives and the campus community. The team is the definition of inspiration and growth, and every day they give us something to be proud of. It is not an overstatement to say that the paper has changed lives.

We can’t talk about changing lives without mentioning Dr. Payne, the advisor for The Marlin Chronicle. She is, in every way, the touchstone of the program. From simple edits to life advice, Dr. Payne leads us with immense grace. She holds us together and lifts us up. Through her, The Marlin Chronicle is able to be a place of strength. The newsroom has become a home for us and everyone on the team, and Dr. Payne deserves unending credit for creating that welcoming space.

To those who fill that space with joy and laughter, The Marlin Chronicle team, we are forever grateful. Through late deadline nights, last minute interviews and edit after edit, you continue to put your all into every single paper, and your dedication to The Marlin Chronicle doesn’t go unnoticed. Your hard work is what encourages us to lead you with the same enthusiasm and inspires us to be the best versions of ourselves every day.

As we move on to the next chapter, we encourage you to continue entering the newsroom with the same devotion you have shown us. Continue sharing your passion for The Marlin Chronicle with the Marlin community, and with those who extend our community. We will undoubtedly miss the friendships we have formed with each and every one of you, but we know you will continue to make us proud. We can’t wait to continue watching you succeed. Know that we will always be cheering you on from afar.

Thank you to the ends of the earth,

Rhian and Carey

By Rhian Tramontana and Carey Seay

rjtramontana@vwu.edu and clseay@vwu.edu