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Saying Goodbye to the SB Rebelution-Senior Editorial: Tatum Turner

Saying Goodbye to the SB Rebelution-Senior Editorial: Tatum Turner

| On 31, May 2017

It is hard to believe that four years ago I watched as Basundhara wrote her senior editorial for the Rebelution, which she started. Through the next three years I made new friends on the paper and watched as they went as well, I guess now it is my turn.

At the start of high school I knew I wanted to participate in the school newspaper and Basundhara had actively recruited me (considering she was my neighbor). I was there when we voted for the name SB Rebelution, and it seems poetic that I am leaving as the name is too. The first year brought numerous staff meetings, interviews with bestselling authors, and an urge to continue writing outside of the classroom.

I’m not going to lie, my sophomore and junior year on SB Rebelution kind of blend together. I became a copy and content editor, Kailey Miller and I started our Book Talks (a lasting legacy), and of course there were the numerous sparkle incidents. I have to thank Haley Bouchard for being pretty much 100% behind everything I did. Haley encouraged me, made me laugh, and helped me to become the editor-in-chief I am today.

The end of junior year brought some struggles, as the majority of the editorial staff were seniors, and one of my best friends/future editor-in-chief, Kailey Miller, moved to Ohio. The summer between junior and senior year I knew there was more work to be done.

This final year on Rebelution has taught what it means to have other people rely on me for guidance. We have a lot of new faces at Rebelution this year and I can only hope that continues. I am one of the few people who can say they had Rebelution as a presence all throughout high school. I would also to say a big thank you to Veronica White for being a supportive mentor, and friend. Even though she takes more of a backseat job, Rebelution would not be what it is without her.

In conclusion, it has been an incredible experience working on the paper and I can only hope that I leave this paper with enough energy so that the spirit of the student press continues for years to come.

 

Thank you all for reading and watching!

May the Force be with you.

 

-Tatum Turner

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