2017-05-06 / The Bullhorn

Reality check: My last Bullhorn


Delaney Sullivan Delaney Sullivan The reality of this being the last thing that I will ever write for the Bullhorn didn’t hit me until two weeks ago. Suddenly, the end didn’t seem so far and I didn’t want to rush things like I had been since August. When I became The Bullhorn editor, I had no idea how much the title would change my life. I wasn’t just a journalist anymore; I was an editor, which I think is a pretty fancy title upgrade. Until that point, I don’t think that I appreciated all that journalism had done for me, is still doing for me and will continue to do for me.

New options presented themselves to me left and right and I actually felt like I became somebody. My confidence reached new heights and I had some real character development. Quiet and shy freshman me would be shocked; I’m not afraid to speak my mind and I no longer hide behind others. I started out only feeling comfortable writing book reviews for The Courier Times’ book page my freshman and sophomore years, and now I’ll write about anything or anyone.

The people that the RCS Communications department introduced me to have shaped me into who I am today, especially Phyliss Boatwright.

Boatwright has not only been my teacher, but my supporter, confidant, leader, mentor, and friend over the past four years and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her. While we can have our differences (we’re journalists, it’s unavoidable), there is no other person who I would have wanted to guide me through high school and prepare me for life.

In all honesty, I can’t put into words what I feel knowing that I’ll never have the title, “Bullhorn Editor” under my name again. Everything associated with that title is what makes RCS memorable for me, and I hadn’t realized how not prepared I was to let that all go. The people that have made my four years of journalism what they were will forever be a part of me.

Sure, I can’t wait to see what the future holds, but it’s going to be hard not having my journalism family to fall back on.

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