This is the last issue of this academic year, and so I would like to take my last letter from the editor to thank our readers and my staff of writers and editors, adviser and professors who put faith in me to do this job. I had no idea if I could do this job, but knowing that I had so many in my corner helped me remain confident in times of stress.
Being editor in chief this year had its challenges between the restrictions of COVID-19 and the unpredictability of the field, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have gone through so much growth in this position and within this publication, and I will always call The Alabamian my home.
I’d like to applaud next year’s editors in chief of the student publications as well, including my current right-hand, Harrison Neville, who has worked so diligently the past three years. I am so proud of all the work he has done for the publication, through his reporting, through his work on the podcast and the business team, through his leadership as managing editor. I couldn’t have done any of it without him.
Regardless, I will still have another year on these bricks to spend doing what I love most – writing. As I’ve been an editor for the last two years, I haven’t been able to write as much as I would’ve liked. I want to take every opportunity I can to do what I came to Montevallo to do – be a reporter.
Even though this is the last issue of the semester, it is so worth the read. There are constantly things going on in Montevallo, both on campus and off.
In this issue, you can read all about the theatre department’s production of “Company,” a statement on this year’s commencement speaker, a recap of UM’s lacrosse team’s seasons and more.
These are good pages, and I tip my hat to you readers, and the next editor in chief, who I’m sure will give you quality issues of our paper.
Zoe Hall, Editor in chief
Ariel Hall is a writer for The Alabamian. She is a senior communication studies major and enjoys reading and photography in her free time. Previously, Zoe has acted as editor in chief, lifestyles editor and advice columnist.