Brenston barks goodbye 

Josh Gilchrist – Executive Editor

Josh has been involved with the Rover since his junior year as staff writer, Campus section Editor, and Executive Editor. He has enjoyed his brief stint in reactionary journalism, but he plans to go on to bigger and better things after graduation. He is grateful for the friendships forged by both the pain and the giddiness of 1am publishing nights. He will be teaching English in South Korea on a Fulbright grant next year, where he hopes to find a Korean Catholic bride. Since his editorials always ran 400 words over the limit, his farewell will end here to make up for verbosity of the past.

Mia Tiwana – Layout Manager

Mia has been involved with the Rover since her freshwoman year—fulfilling positions from staff writer to photographer, and, most recently, layout manager. She has also fulfilled several of the Rover’s quotas. Thank you, Mia. For the past two years, she has spent most Rover publishing nights banishing cured quotation marks and gently guiding her editor-in-chief with his technological ineptitude (he still struggles to print). While faithfully plugging all the articles into InDesign, she has enjoyed sending particularly off-task editors to fetch her coffee at two in the morning. Mia has been blessed by years of producing the finest newspaper on Notre Dame’s campus; she truly cherishes the late night giggles unleashed by the Rover masthead and the temporary respect she experiences during publishing night. After graduating this May, she will be marrying her fiancé and equal Max Cook, and is looking for opportunities to work on the East Coast. 

Mary Rice – Campus Editor

Mary only became involved with the Rover her junior year, despite being a semi-regular reader during her earlier years. Having never experienced an editing or publishing night before this year, she naively agreed to Joe DeReuil’s invitation to be a co-campus editor and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly she adapted to never receiving responses to interview requests. Working with the Rover has afforded her several resume-boosting opportunities; these include organizational skills, speed reading, navigating the Google Drive whilst trying to remember which issue we’re working on, and gauging how stressed her Editor-in Chief could become before she really needed to get to work. She will dearly miss the behind-the-scenes conversations that breathe life into the mission of the Rover; those were the times when she felt proud to be part of this small group of people whose love of their school and their faith led them to pick up the mantle of being on the Rover. Next year, she will be teaching for the Alliance for Catholic Education in New Orleans, where she will make sure to keep her students up to date on the latest Rover news.

Brenston is the longtime canine columnist for the Rover. He specializes in life advice, but unfortunately to little effect on this year’s crop of students.

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