Ashley Gill
Opinion Editor

I am not a communication major, I do not have plans to go into journalism, but The Mooring Mast has been my outlet for expression and creativity for the last three years.

During high school, I wrote for the newspaper and became an editor. It was something that I tried because I love to write, and I soon learned I love to report.

The first year I came to Pacific Lutheran University, I immediately got involved with The Mast and started to guest write and it was one of the best decisions of my college career.

I have had the privilege to be a member of The Mast family and continue my passion for journalism before I am no longer able to do so after graduation.

Throughout the last three years, I have grown from a writer and video reporter to the Opinion Editor. I have seen many changes in staff, leadership, organization and layout of the paper.

I have bonded with many staff members who I still keep in touch with and will continue to keep in touch with in the coming years. I will forever take the stories, memories, late nights and friendships with me into the next chapter of my life. I am so grateful for what The Mooring Mast has done for me as a student and appreciate Student Media as an outlet at PLU.

Thank you to The Mooring Mast, past and present staff, and the readers that support us. ◼︎

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