Dear Elon community,

Four years ago, when I set my sights on colleges, I sought-out a place that contained three main pillars— community, tradition, and opportunity. Just walking across this campus, those markers shine bright. Walking around constantly seeing people you know, and those you’ll soon get to know over your four years. The traditional feel of the campus, and traditions that set Elon apart like Freshman Convocation and Luminaries. Then, the opportunity— to do what you love, love what you do, and start working towards your career as a first-year student. Elon News Network gave me the traits, teachings and experience that has brought me to where I am today as I prepare my final walk across campus. 

From reporting live on-campus during a hurricane, from the streets of Des Moines during the Iowa Caucuses, in studio on Election Night, and every Thursday morning on the couch— we worked to emulate the rigor of a twenty-four seven newsroom environment. We didn’t always get it right— but we were given the resources and respect to try it. I can’t thank you the viewers enough for sticking with us every step of the way— most importantly for your trust and dedication to student journalism.