Chloe’s Editorial

Chloe Editorial

Chloe Zelch ’20

If you had asked me at the beginning of my freshman year what I wanted to study in college, I would have told you that I was going to be a computer science major studying at MIT. Yeah, I can’t believe it either. Now I’m going to a liberal arts college in New York City to study journalism, which I have found to be my real passion in life.

I really do owe it all to the Reserve Record. I was angry and confused after the 2016 election, so I decided to write about it. The first time I ever signed up for an article it was for the free pizza, but that free pizza is the reason I learned I loved writing about politics. Journalism allowed me to more deeply understand the world beyond my own bubble, to develop and defend strong opinions and morals that I know I will always stand by.

Traditionally, some advice is given around this time, so here’s my shot at it. Firstly, write. Write about everything—everything you hate and love and feel. It will help you find yourself, even if it takes time. Don’t give up because, as I can tell you personally, finding who you really are is one of the most fulfilling and joyful experiences you will ever have. Secondly, hold onto and fight for what you know is right, whatever that may be. Find something, anything, you really care about, educate yourself about it, and share that with the world. It is yours.

It has been an honor, from early mornings and late nights on InDesign, to having James on speed dial, to the frustration, the joy, and everything working on this paper has given me for the last four years. Hold your time with it close. Find the meaning in every moment you spend with it. It changed my life, and I know it can change yours. Elie, Lizzy, Ellie, and Isabella, I can’t wait to visit campus and pick up an issue next year—I know it will be great.

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