Saying goodbye to the Charger Bulletin’s class of 2021

Elisa D’Egidio, Staff Writer

As the spring 2021 semester comes to an end, so do the college careers of two Charger Bulletin editors. After an eventful year in news reporting, it is time to highlight the seniors who will be graduating this May.

Beth Beaudry

Student Life Editor Beth Beaudry is graduating with a degree in communication and with a double concentration in journalism and public relations. She is also the vice president of the university’s English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, and is involved in the marching band.
Beaudry said, “I really think a part of the job is… connecting with other students who want to write, and you know, experience journalism and the Charger Bulletin.”

For future Charger Bulletin writers and editors, Beaudry encourages them to get involved on campus whether that be through social media, Charger Connection or MyCharger, as they are all tools to keep students informed. She also said that students should get involved in the Charger Bulletin and Charger Bulletin News as she wishes she had gotten involved earlier in her college career.

Although this was the first position Beaudry held within the Charger Bulletin, she is a very accomplished editor and writer. Her articles have covered important topics on campus, such as Sexual Assault Awareness, Commuter Appreciation, COVID-19 and more. This semester Beaudry also focused on doing features on different clubs on campus. Some that she covered were the Women in Business club, the Marine Conservation Society, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

“I think one [article] that I am really proud of is one I worked on with Kayla and Amanda this past semester. We did a feature on students who use OnlyFans during the pandemic,” said Beaudry, “I think [it] was a really great article.”

Reflecting on her college experience, Beaudry said that she has had the same college roommates since sophomore year and said that her college experience would not be what it was without them.

Beaudry said, “I really think I was able to find people that I will have in my life, for the rest of my life, through college, so I am very very grateful for that.”

One of Beaudry’s friends, Ciara Gallagher, wished her well. “You’re going to do amazing in life, I love you!” said Gallagher. “I’m so proud of all your accomplishments!”

“I know Beth is going to be an amazing journalist,” said Kayla Mutchler, editor-in-chief of the Charger Bulletin. “She has incomparable drive and passion for this field. I, and the rest of the Charger Bulletin, are so grateful for and proud of what she has accomplished this past year.”

Kristen Marcus

Opinion Editor Kristen Marcus is graduating with a degree in communication with a concentration in journalism. She has been a part of the Charger Bulletin on and off since her sophomore year of college. Marcus is also a diversity peer educator and the vice president of the university’s Black Student Union.

She is most proud of having been excited to be a part of the Charger Bulletin editorial staff. Her favorite articles that she has written are “From resident to commuter” and “The First-Year Experience.”

“I like to keep everybody engaged,” said Marcus. She likes “being a person that anyone can talk to.”

She has left her mark on the Bulletin as she helped inspire a possible, new TMZ-style section being implemented into the Charger Bulletin next year.

Marcus said that she is excited for the opportunity to rest after graduation and the hard year she had, “That’s what the plan is – it’s relaxation and having fun. I just want to take a break.”

Looking back on her college career here at the University of New Haven, Marcus teared up. She encourages students to get involved on campus and attend as many in-person events as possible in order to make memories as it was the highlight of her college experience. She met many of her close friends through events hosted in the German Club and the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

“Kristen is one of the greatest souls I’ve been lucky enough to call a best friend,” her friend, Lily Manzo said. “I’ll forever be grateful to the girl who was outgoing enough to say ‘hi’ to a stranger in Life on Earth.”

Mutchler said, “Kristen is going to accomplish whatever she sets her mind to. She redefined some of our sections and pitched some amazing articles this year that improved the Charger Bulletin. I know she will have an amazing future.

On behalf of the Charger Bulletin, we thank Beaudry and Marcus for their hard work and wish them the best in their future endeavors. Congratulations, Charger Bulletin class of 2021!