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Farewell, Seniors

SHELLY LISTER

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Hometown: Hampstead, Maryland

Majors: English and Psychology

Years with The Waltonian: 2

Positions with The Waltonian: Sports Editor, Staff Writer

One thing you’ve learned at Eastern: Sleep is not as “optional” as we college students think…

Favorite Waltonian memory: Seeing my name in the paper for the first time. It may not be the New York Times, but having my writing published in various sections of the paper has pushed me to develop different styles of writing.

ANASTASIA CARROLL

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Hometown: Manchester, Pennsylvania

Major: English Writing

Years with The Waltonian: 1

Positions with The Waltonian: Copy Editor, Staff Writer

One thing you’ve learned at Eastern: Everyone, EVERYONE is worthy of love. I’m so thankful to have had professors and friends during my time at Eastern who have showed me that every day. The community that Eastern upholds has taught me to approach all that I say and do with love of the other in mind, which is something I hope to always hold onto.

Favorite Waltonian memory: It’s a tie between tricking Matt Wolek into believing I had a tattoo and scaring Matt with the office mouse–so basically, pranking Matt is my favorite memory.

LAUREN MURPHY

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Hometown: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Major: Youth Ministries

Years with The Waltonian: 4

Positions with The Waltonian: Editor-in-Chief, Opinions Editor, Features Editor, Staff Writer

One thing you’ve learned at Eastern: Love God, love others.

Favorite Waltonian memory: Getting to do this thing with an incredible team of people. Also, walking around this year’s Welcome Back Bash while wearing a newspaper hat.

JORDAN KOLB

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Hometown: Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Major: English Literature

Years with The Waltonian: 2

Positions with The Waltonian: Managing Editor, Features Editor, Staff Writer

One thing you’ve learned at Eastern: There is a richness in each person’s story, and getting to hear someone’s story is a privilege.

Favorite Waltonian memory: Whenever Anastasia’s sassiness was at its maximum level. (So every single Waltonian meeting.)

BILLY FAULKNER

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Hometown: Aston, Pennsylvania

Major: Communications

Years with The Waltonian: 2.5

Position with The Waltonian: Staff Writer

One thing you’ve learned at Eastern: Paper towel dispensers are an important thing to give as a gift.

Favorite Waltonian memory: The legendary cheese at the December 2015 Waltonian party that Kat Hayes bought, and the 2016 Brangelina breakup and divorce. (It was a very traumatic thing for everyone, because true love had died that day, but we persevered.)

MADELEINE HARRIS

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Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Major: Philosophy

Years with The Waltonian: 1

Positions with The Waltonian: Features Editor, Staff Writer

One thing you’ve learned at Eastern: I have learned that education ought to always be about love. Education that does not turn our gaze toward one another is worth nothing.

Favorite Waltonian memory: Hmm, hard to choose! Probably finding awesome writers to write important pieces about education and what it means to be a good student.

MATT WOLEK

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Hometown: Elkridge, Maryland

Major: Economic Development

Years with The Waltonian: 3

Positions with The Waltonian: Senior Photo Editor, Assistant Photo Editor, Staff Writer

One thing you’ve learned at Eastern: Trust in the Lord’s plan.

Favorite Waltonian memory: Anastasia tricking me into thinking she had a tattoo on her kidney. Or laughing till 2 a.m. with Lauren and Abbie.

RUSSELL RISDEN

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Hometowns: Waretown, New Jersey and Charlemont, Massachusetts

Major: Political Science

Years with The Waltonian: 4

Positions with The Waltonian: News Editor, Staff Writer

One thing you’ve learned at Eastern: Forbearance.

Favorite Waltonian memory: The late night layout sessions with my fellow editors.

Images courtesy of Jon Galdames-Henry/The Waltonian and Jon Galdames-Henry/The Waltonian

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