Farewell to Seniors



There are three certain things in life: death, taxes, and Declan Feeley’s byline. If you have been a faithful Rover reader, you will have memorized the fact that Declan is a finance and theology double major whose interests include writing and investment theory. But in all seriousness, he is tremendously thankful for the opportunity to serve as Humor Guru for the past several years. Declan has spent his time at Notre Dame failing to make people laugh in person, but he has sometimes succeed in getting pity chuckles through his writings. Throughout the years, Declan has been delighted to receive emails from his readers, of course none of which he responds to. If interested in reaching out to Declan, please contact his secretary. Declan doesn’t have a secretary yet, but he figures it is only a matter of time now. Going forward, Declan has plans to continue his career in financial services and to give back to his local and Notre Dame community in whatever way he can.

When not saving the world through her mad RA skills or moving hearts through profound poetry discussions, Kate can be found putting certain other publications to shame through the writing skills she graces upon the Rover. She has majored in the Program of Liberal Studies and minored in the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) program. She has been the Campus Editor of the Rover for three years and wrote for The Hill in D.C. and for The College Fix. Kate will be teaching high school English and Theology at Holy Trinity School in Chicago for the next two years though the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. After ACE, she plans to go to law school and hopes to work in Constitutional litigation, defending the First Amendment freedoms of free speech and religious exercise.

Movie director, radio show host, party planner, Rover editor…need we say more? Crystal Avila has brought the pizazz of a creative mind to the Rover, particularly in her two years as Culture & Thought Editor.  She has majored in Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) and has let her talents shine through a slew of killer documentaries. In particular, her film Debajo de los Árboles (“Under the Trees”) won the 2017 Notre Dame Film Festival. Crystal enjoys the spicy side of life, as evidenced in her penchant for Tapatío Hot Sauce and her hit sandwich “Justice is Served” at Crossings Café. Crystal is known for her hip taste in music, which includes bands like The Strokes and Wilco. You can enjoy such tunes on the hit radio show “Since the Seventh Grade,” which (we hope) will live on even after her graduation. Next year, Crystal will be working in Chicago at Spirit Juice Studios.

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