This spring marks a monumental time in the life of Chelsea Post, the editor-in-chief of the Waltonian. On May 14, 2011, Post will complete her commencement activities and leave the Eastern community.
Post, known by most as “Toast,” will be greatly missed in the Writing Center where she has helped many students. The orchestra and the Eastern Winds will also be losing a vital member of the woodwinds section, where Post has added the sweet sound of a clarinet for many years. It is the Waltonian, though, that will feel the blow of her leaving the most.
As a final wish of good luck to their leader, the staff of the Waltonian voted to change the name of the paper to The Chelsea Post. This change will not occur until Fall 2011, and it is hoped that the staff of the paper will forever be as committed as they were under the rule of the great Post.
Close friend of Post and a staff writer on the paper, junior Taylor Ramage, said, “I feel that this is a great homage to Toast. After all, newspapers go great with breakfast!”
When asked how he feels about the change, copy editor senior Andrew Milbourne said, “I think it’s very fitting. I mean, Chelsea does do most of the work for the paper. Writing articles, taking pictures, editing stories, copy editing, layout: you name it, and she does it. It’s only appropriate that she be rewarded like this for the incredible amount of effort she puts into the paper.”
Along with the new name of the paper, a new section will also be added that will follow the activities of the beloved soon-to-be alum as she makes her way through life. This section will be called “Post-ed” and will encourage students to live lives as wonderful as Post does.
While Post may be leaving Eastern, Eastern will never truly leave her.