By Rachel Miller-Haughton '17
Hello... It’s me. I’ve been wondering if after all this time you’d like to meet...your new Editor-in-Chief!
(Honestly I’d like to take credit for that introduction, but that was all Elena’s idea. Credit where credit is due, always!) It is true, though. I am very happy to announce that I will be your new co-Editor-in-Chief of The Scripps Voice for the next academic year! My name is Rachel, and I am a rising senior from San Diego, Calif. pursuing an English major and Hispanic Studies minor.
I am a voracious reader and sporadic poet, and you may have seen me behind the desk at Denison Library; in my life I surround myself with as many written works as I possibly can, and this new position on the newspaper is just a natural extension of that. I also enjoy hiking, long cross-country road trips, and even longer romantic walks on the beach. Right now I’m studying abroad in Madrid for the semester and can’t wait to get back to my (our) beautiful campus. I’ve been on the paper since my sophomore year as a copy editor, so I’m used to telling people what to do and how they should change. Put perhaps more palatably, I’m excited to be able to apply my perfectionist tendencies and desperate need to correct everything to a wider scope and make this wonderful paper even better. I hope to help nurture and promote a Voice that reflects our incredibly diverse, intelligent, and unique community of students. For college students, and especially those at a women’s college, having a newspaper that represents us all is crucial. We are all shaping and sharing our unique opinions and perspectives, learning from each other as well as the world outside the Claremont bubble, and becoming adults who think for ourselves and are confident in our own voices. I hope I can lead a paper that each and every one of you is proud to call your own.
I can’t wait to produce a newspaper that is a strong voice for everyone on campus, and I am so happy to be working with my friend and co-Editor-in-Chief Elena Pinsker to make an amazing Scripps Voice for our senior year. And as I sit here, writing to you all from across the Atlantic Ocean, I can’t help but end this by saying... hello from the other side.
– Rachel Miller-Haughton ‘17