Saying goodbye to Common Sense seniors


Photo courtesy Rob Carpenter

A group of the Common Sense seniors wear their college sweatshirts at the senior picnic.

As the year comes to an end, the seniors of Common Sense will be closing a significant chapter of their lives, only to begin a new and exciting chapter with new experiences.

Anna Keneally, an editor-in-chief, will be attending Haverford College in the fall and playing field hockey there. Her current plan is to major in classical civilizations and English. Also committed to play a sport in college is editor-in-chief Rob Carpenter. Carpenter will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he will be majoring in business as well as playing baseball for the university. Across the country will be Nico DePalma attending the University of California, Berkeley. DePalma has been a part of Common Sense for three years and will be majoring in mathematics. Luke Jordan, another editor-in-chief will be at Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in entertainment design. He is hoping for an imagineering job or something similar in his future. A couple states over from Jordan, Ellie Cowen will be attending Tulane University where she will be majoring in political science. Josh Freedman, who has been a part of Common Sense for three years, will be attending the University of Michigan, where he plans on majoring in politics, philosophy and economics with a hopeful minor in business through their selective Ross Business program. “I look forward to my college experience, and know that my time on Common Sense has prepared me well for many future endeavors,” Freedman said. 

Carter Jones, who has been with Common Sense for three years, will be attending the University of Georgia where he will pursue a Bachelor of Science in biological engineering. “I’m so grateful for all the memories and all the amazing times I’ve got to share with everyone in Common Sense,” Jones said. 

One of many managing editors, sJames Walsh will be pursuing baseball at the United States Coast Guard Academy. His major as of now is Naval Architecture and Mariner Engineering. Josie Rosenstein, another managing editor, will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and majoring in journalism. While in the city, managing editor Hannah Rah will be attending college at NYU majoring in business but wants to stay involved in student journalism in college.  On the other side of the country, Simon Kidane will be going back to the city he used to live in and attending Seattle University where he will be majoring in finance. He is also planning on joining another newspaper program while he is there. Similarly, Jake Dolan, a three-year member of Common Sense who is also a managing editor, will be majoring in business finance. Lastly, managing editor  Amanda Slud will be going to Boston University, majoring in international relations. 

As for the senior sports writers,  Ian Smith will be attending the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and majoring in marketing. AJ Grainger will be attending Virginia Tech and majoring in business. Also, majoring in business, Ethan Stoller will be attending Miami of Ohio. Along with Stoller, Olivia Smith will also be attending Miami of Ohio and will be majoring in interior design.  

Maya Seiler and Ellie Reiter will be attending the University of Maryland. Reiter, the Race and Equity editor, will be majoring in politics, economics and philosophy. Seiler, Commons editor, will be studying psychology and other humanities studies. In her future, she would like to travel abroad to Italy or Spain. 

Mathis Chavez, a first-year writer, will be attending Temple University where he will be majoring in journalism. While only a couple hours away,  senior sports editor Justin Linn and staff writer Joquin Moreno will be attending Penn State. Linn is pursuing a major in journalism and Moreno is majoring in finance. Brett Halpern will be attending the University of Maryland as a biology major. Halpern is also considering medical school. Senior Anna Darby is taking a gap year to get a job before college, then plans to enroll somewhere the following fall. 

Common Sense wishes the best to all of the seniors and can’t wait to see what the future holds for each and every one of them.