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Chloe's Chat: Farewell after four years

Chloe Gregg

Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Editor in Chief

I was first hired at The Lookout when I was just 17. As an aspiring author and journalist, I was extremely excited to not only get my first “real” job, but also to build a portfolio and write about things that are important to me.

As we are all aware, I strayed from wanting to be a journalist pretty quickly into college, but that never assuaged my love for writing. The Lookout helped me to hone my skills, and I’m positive that without it, essays would have been far more tortuous.

The Lookout has provided me with a stable job and stable income for the last four years, and has given me an open space to write about my feelings, my recognitions and my shortcomings. This column has seen a wide range of emotions and topics; from scary movies, to bucket lists, to a stressful year of school.

And now here’s a new topic: my final goodbye.

I am the last one from The Lookout staff of 2019. Everyone else has since left and written their farewells to each other. So now it is my turn to write my farewell to them.

To Julie, Shauna, Robin, Ali, Maddy, Baylee and Kari: I have countless happy memories from the quick year that we all shared space in The Lookout’s office. That first semester at college was really made meaningful because I had you guys.

As a community college goer, I knew I was never going to get that truly “uni” experience, but I feel like I came close because of you. You were all my first friends at college and my first work family. It sucks that COVID split us up before we ever really had a chance to say goodbye and good luck, but I’m extremely grateful for the memories we made, regardless.

This year was the first year The Lookout had a bigger staff again since COVID, and with it came a bunch of brand new faces that I had the pleasure of getting to know.

To Mallory, Juanita, Jayden and Jonah, thank you for making my last year at The Lookout one of the best. It really was a blessing to be able to end my last school year at LCC with a real staff again. You all are so talented and so much fun, and I wish you all of the luck in the world. Mallory, I cannot wait to see you thrive as The Lookout’s next editor in chief. You’re going to do a fantastic job.

And finally, to Larry: thank you for being one of the coolest and most understanding bosses around. This has been both the hardest and best four years of my life, and you were there to see it all.

Thank you for taking a chance on me when I was 17 and giving me all of these opportunities. My college experience genuinely would not be the same if it weren’t for you and The Lookout. Thank you for bringing me into The Lookout family.

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