The Mirror News Salutes Retiring Staff
Several people have aided in the work that went into the Mirror News over the last year. Led by Halimah Amatullah, our former editor-in-chief, the paper was home to these talented people and their sweat and tears. (Possibly blood, we didn’t ask.) The current staff is privileged to inherit the paper they have molded and looks forward to carrying on the proud traditions of this student newspaper.
Please join us in reflecting on these staff members’ efforts in their last issue and celebrating them as they move to their next assignments. Many thanks and good luck!
Halimah’s worked as our editor-in-chief, wrangling the enthusiastic and diverse newspaper team to produce the Mirror News over the past school year. When reflecting back, she said, “Being with the paper was an experience I can’t compare to any other. I learned a lot about people and even more about myself. It was bittersweet leaving but I take comfort in knowing that I left it in good hands.” Our best to her as she moves to her next chapter going to both HFC and University of Michigan to study at their Fellowship program.
Justin’s efforts as our layout editor resulted in a lot of late nights, shifting photos and adjusting copy. But these tedious tasks are a critical part of making the Mirror News look good. “While working for the Mirror News was a lot of hard work, holding the result of that hard work in my hands always made it worthwhile.” Justin moves on to Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, where he plans to study multimedia and communications.
Though Rana is leaving the Mirror, she is not yet done at HFC. A CIS major, Rana looks forward to attaining a bachelor’s degree and working in the technology industry, pushing around ones and zeros. When asked about her time at the paper, Rana said that, “It’s been an amazing experience working with the old and new Mirror News staff.” She can’t wait to apply the skills she’s learned to the “real world”.
Detail oriented and creative, Adeeje has worked on a number of her own articles, as well as combing through the contents of the last year’s work. “This position is one of the most important at the paper, and we were lucky to have someone who cared about it so much,” said Marcus Olah, current editor-in-chief. Adeeje moves on to Michigan State to study philosophy and world religions.
Bryan contributed articles that helped make the paper well rounded; sometimes entertaining, sometimes probing and controversial. He found working with the paper a valuable experience, which enabled him to, “meet new people but also get a chance to develop skills in a field I’m interested in.” Bryan will be continuing at HFC and finishing up his degree. His future plans include sunny California.