Multiple opportunities bring excitement

In a previous article last school year, I mentioned my excitement to begin my summer travels.
Over the summer months, I traveled to England, Wales, Canada, Chicago and New York. I had been to Canada a few times before, so it was nothing new. This time around it was for my aunt and uncle’s wedding. Chicago and New York were spontaneous weekend trips. I traveled to Chicago with family for a UFC event, while New York was a weekend camping trip in the woods with friends.
My favorite of all the trips was my time in England and Wales. Besides my trips to Canada, this was my first time leaving the country. All my life, I have wanted to travel to these two countries, and I finally got the opportunity to.
It was truly amazing to be able to see sites like Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Big Ben. However, Big Ben was under construction, and will continue to be for another two years.
Besides my time in London, my favorite city to visit was Tenby, Wales. The town looked as if it were out of a movie. All the buildings were pastel colors and looked very welcoming to tourists. Even the locals were nice and offered help when we were lost. Although we only spent a few hours there, I knew that was the city I would love to not only visit again, but maybe move to.
Now that summertime is sadly over, it is time to get down to business. For those who don’t know, I am a junior pursuing majors in public relations, advertising and journalism, so I am constantly busy. As crazy as it sounds, it is, but so far I have loved every minute. Since I was little, I wanted to be a writer and journalism communication fit that perfectly.
Sophomore year, I added public relations and advertising after serving as the public relations chair for Sigma Sigma Sigma. That semester I fell in love with the field and wanted to pursue a career in that area as well. After leaving that meeting to declare only public relations, I even added advertising because the two were so similar.
On top of that, I work in the Schuster Gallery, serve as secretary of my sorority and editor-in-chief of The Gannon Knight. This year, I decided to work for one of my professors in the Schuster Gallery in the Center for Communications and the Arts building. Although I have not done much yet, I am looking forward to helping out in the building I already spend so much time in.
My freshman year, I joined my sorority and have tried to get as involved with it as I can. As mentioned earlier, sophomore year I was the public relations chair. I was in charge of making advertisements and getting our name on campus. This semester, I was elected to be the secretary. I am excited for what it brings because not only do I love my sorority, but I am very organized and get to help them stay organized as well. Next semester, I hope to remain on the officer board.
Overall, I am mainly looking forward to leading this newspaper as editor-in-chief. In high school, I worked on my school newspaper, and eventually took over as editor-in-chief. Our paper there was a mess, and I was hopeful that my college one would be much better. Thankfully, The Gannon Knight is on the right course and will continue to be. I have so many ideas for this school year, and I am so excited to be able to bring them to life.
It is surreal that as a junior I have already been given so much responsinilty in such a short amount of time, but I can’t wait to begin.

OLIVIA HAHNER
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