EDITORIAL: Thank you, departing editors
Graduates will be missed
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 17:05
As another year comes to a close, we would like to extend our congratulations and gratitude to the Class of 2012 and departing Justice writers and editors for their relentless efforts and innumerable late nights working for the Justice.
We wish the seniors the best in their future pursuits and thank them for their years of hard work and dedication.
Emily Kraus displayed her steadfast commitment to the Justice during her time from the Copy staff and News staff to Copy editor to editor in chief. Her decisive decision-making and unwavering support for writers and editors has allowed for the Justice to thrive under her leadership. She fostered a calm and positive environment with her amiable personality and unflustered demeanor.
Brian Blumenthal has displayed his tireless dedication to the paper since his first year at Brandeis, serving as Layout editor, associate editor and production editor, a position created for his specific skill set. His vision has defined the design of the paper over the past year and his deft attention to detail will sorely be missed.
Rebecca Blady’s impressive term as the Forum editor began only months after she joined the Justice. As she moved from managing editor to associate editor, she became the Justice’s moral compass, infusing the staff with journalistic ethics and integrity.
Nashrah Rahman, who served as News editor, associate editor and managing editor, illustrated her poise and journalistic ethics in her coverage of difficult news stories. Her coverage included the controversy surrounding the Rose Art Museum and myriad other important issues.
Hillel Buechler’s tremendous commitment to the paper is best illustrated through his leadership positions from opinion columnist and Forum editor, a spell as deputy editor and finally associate editor. Perhaps most notably, he created and held the position of the Online editor, leaving the Justice a legacy of continued and consistent improvement.
Alana Abramson, who served as News editor and associate editor, led the News section’s coverage of important issues such as the Rose Art Museum controversy. Her unyielding pursuit of facts and information produced fair and balanced coverage of the University.
Bryan Flatt has proven his spirited commitment during his time as Arts editor and associate editor. Carrying the burden of producing the entire Arts section by himself, Bryan exhibited the sincere investment of an editor working to better the Justice.
Rebecca Klein’s enthusiasm for the Justice was first evident through her dynamic relationship with her staff. As she evolved from a Features writer to Features editor and then an associate editor, her infectious optimism has energized the office for the past four years.
Asher Krell’s dedication to stunning photographs and videos elevated the newspaper to higher multimedia standards. While he is not a graduating senior, his coverage of every aspect of the University was the tour de force of his time as Photography editor and associate editor.
Tess Raser displayed her devotion to the paper as Features editor and associate editor but also by actively contributing to other sections of the Justice. Her warmth and friendliness made working with her enjoyable and her passion for writing will be missed.
Ariel Kay’s unremitting dedication as the Arts editor and her superb musical taste showcase the ideal qualities needed in an editor. Although she is not a member of the Class of 2012, her absence will be felt.
Wei-Huan Chen, who served as Arts editor, carried the Arts section with his exceptional writing talent and knowledge of the Arts. His byline and lively prose will be missed.
Cody Yudkoff illustrated her devotion to the Justice while serving as the Advertising editor. Her friendliness and consistency during her two-year term maintained the paper's ability to retain advertisements.
In addition to graduating editors, we also congratulate Senior Arts Writer and Pop Culture Columnist Shelly Shore as well as Forum Columnist Diego Medrano for their years of dedication to the Justice. We wish them, along with the rest of the Class of 2012, the best of luck.