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The Herald Staff: What's Happening This Spring

Happy New Year, welcome back and happy spring semester! As Meredith gears in for another semester, it is an exciting time to jump back into all things at The Herald. Spring is oftentimes associated with new beginnings and gives The Herald an opportunity to share new, exciting and informative information with the Meredith campus and broader community. The Herald has started up again, posting online articles every Monday, Wednesday and Friday  as well as biweekly print issues, with the first print edition coming out on Feb. 1. There is much to report on this semester and lots of things to look forward to from The Herald. There will be two color print editions, celebrating spring and another focusing on Celebrating Student Achievement (CSA) Day. 

The start of the new year and new semester has provided ample material to address in articles including award season, 2024 being an Alice year, CSA day and so much more to come. Angels After Hours is also returning this semester and individuals can listen to the episodes on Spotify. Keep on reading to learn more about what some of The Herald staff are most looking forward to.

Shae-Lynn Henderson, Editor in Chief: 

I am excited to see what is in store for the semester ahead and what The Herald brings to the table. It has been a wonderful experience to see staff writers grow and find their voice by giving a platform to share the voices of their community. Additionally, I have enjoyed the creative approaches to articles and how The Herald staff members have contributed to both print and online articles. The hope is to continue to explore ideas and themes that highlight important topics for and about the community. Thank you in advance to my Editorial Board and staff for your continued efforts and dedication to The Herald.

Haileigh West, Associate Editor: 

As a member of the Class of 2024, this semester is my last one at Meredith. It is a very bittersweet feeling as I am beginning to close this chapter of my life and see what the future has in store for me. I am looking forward to all of the Meredith traditions for Seniors such as Class Day, getting to see Alice, and so much more. The Herald has been such a huge part of my time at Meredith and holding the Associate Editor position this year has been such a joy. I know I am leaving this team of writers and editors in the most capable hands with Shae as their fearless leader. 

Kat Whetstone, Staff Writer:

I feel so incredibly fortunate to be a part of The Herald this year. It’s opened so many doors for me, personally and professionally. I am excited to continue to write and report on all aspects of issues that matter to the Meredith community. I am most excited to finish my first year of college at Meredith and to explore pieces of myself that I’ve never gotten to experience before. I believe that every day is a blessing, and I feel lucky to be here in the now - as a reporter for two journalistic organizations on-campus, and as a Meredith student soaking in every moment. Lastly, I look forward to sharing the work of The Herald with the rest of the Meredith community. 

Lola Mestas, Copy Editor:

I am really excited for experiencing my first spring set of Meredith traditions. It’s also been exciting to be going into my second semester, feeling more prepared at The Herald. As such, one of my goals is to step up my game as a writer and as an editor. Another important thing to me this semester is to improve my abilities as a pianist. I’m looking forward to working and celebrating with all the other members of my department, especially those who are preparing for their graduation/junior recitals! 

Destiny Calvin, Co-Podcasting Director:

This spring semester, I am looking forward to new and exciting things with our podcast, Angels After Hours. A goal for the podcast team is to make our podcast more well known on campus with social media and print media, like flyers. I also look forward to implementing video along with our podcast episodes. Watching our podcast grow in numbers and ideas has made my time on The Herald staff unforgettable.

Liese Devine, Features Editor:

I’m excited to start my second semester on the Editorial Board. Last semester was a big learning experience and going into this semester I feel more confident in my ability to write and edit. I’m starting the semester with a few article ideas that I’m really excited to write, so keep a lookout! I’m trying to spend more time this semester painting, and going on hikes to do nature studies!

Clary Taylor, News Editor:

I’m excited to begin my fourth semester working with staff on the Editorial Board! It’s such a rewarding experience and one I always enjoy. I’m also looking forward to some of my classes and to a tour I’m taking of a research lab over spring break. 

Kailey Wurr, Contributing Writer:

I’m very excited to continue writing for The Herald for this semester. I hope to expand topics that I cover and keep having an enjoyable time being a member. I’m excited to help out in any ways possible to make this a great semester with lots of wonderful articles being published.

By: The Herald Staff

Photo by: Grayson Morris, Co-Podcasting Director


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