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Maggie Keane and Eliza Howard

Lindsey Bowers

Lindsey Bowers

Maggie Keane and Eliza Howard, Sentry Staff Reporters

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Bowling shoe lover and style editor, senior Maggie Keane chose to live in Greece when asked which country she could imagine herself settling down in. After her holiday this summer, she fell in love with the country. However, she could only see herself settling down for a couple of months. Keane’s vibrant and bubbly personality makes her role on The Sentry’s staff no surprise. Keane joined The Sentry her sophomore year after her English teacher, Chrissy Wiedemann, suggested that she apply.

“I joined because I was interested in newspaper and then Wiedemann told me I should apply. I was then in theater and I didn’t really love it so I needed an elective and it ended up being really cool,” Keane said.

Along with writing, Keane enjoys spending her free time in the theater. One thing Keane wishes she did in her free time would be playing an instrument like piano or guitar.

“I feel like it’s a really cool skill to have and it’s good to know about music. It’s also a cool thing to be able to pull out at parties and its also impressive for college applications,” Keane said.

Keane’s love for fashion translates in her outfits. Although she enjoys most of the fashion trends now, Keane desperately wishes that bowling shoes where more acceptable to wear.

“I wish they were a shoe that people actually wore. They are so cute I love them. I really wish people wore them. I want a pair,” Keane said

Keane’s amazing style fits her role on The Sentry perfectly. Although Keane has an array of fashion staples, she keeps her “Maggie” necklace with her at all times.

“I’ve just always had it. I wear it every single day and I never take it off. And people kind of identify me with it; I just love it,” Keane said.

In five years she will just have graduated from college and she has big plans for her career. Keane would like to stay in the journalism field and write about what she is passionate about: fashion and psychology. She also would enjoy interning for Buzzfeed or Cosmopolitan, where her love for writing about fashion all began.

“I see myself starting a job or having a very successful internship, maybe in California or New York. Probably something to do with fashion, writing or psychology because I’m really interested in that,” Keane said.

The Sentry is lucky to have such a positive and outgoing editor on the staff. Keane’s valued work will be missed greatly as she graduates this June.

 

 

“What do you do when I’m not home?,” sophomore Eliza Howard would ask her dog if she had the chance to get an actual answer. Although she is new to the staff, that one response proved that Howard has the interview skills downs and can “fetch” any good story even if it is a little “ruff.”

Howard joined The Sentry upon hearing great reviews and in hopes to better her writing skills.

“I thought it’d be a really cool class to take and a lot of my friends recommended it…I’d really like to become a better writer,” Howard said.

Howard is interested in writing, but English is not her favorite class. In fact, it might not even be her favorite language. Howard went to a fluent Spanish-speaking elementary school for six years, so it is not a surprise that by sophomore year, she is taking (and enjoying!) Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish. Howard hopes to use her language abilities to guide her in the future, in traveling and helping others.

Although Howard has a lot she could brag about, she is humble and dislikes when people act better than others.

“[My biggest pet peeve is] when people just act superior,” Howard said.

Howard’s hatred of feigned superiority may stem from the fact that she is the youngest of three siblings. Thankfully, for Howard, high school is not quite like her favorite high school movie, High School Musical. Howard would probably not be too fond of raging queen bee types like Sharpay Evans. Although, if Howard had her choice superpower–to know what others are thinking–she could easily manipulate Evans into being a kinder, less domineering character.

If Howard’s life were turned into a movie, Jennifer Lawrence would be her first pick to take on the leading role. Her counterpart in the flick would likely be played by one of Howard’s celebrity crushes, Dylan O’Brien or Cole Sprouse. Although, do not expect said movie to be like Lord of The Flies because  that is one of Howard’s least favorite films and books.

“I didn’t get any of it …  the style of writing was really proper …  the movie was so weird and gory,” Howard said.

If Howard were a fruit, she believes she would be a mango. This makes sense seeing as, like mangoes, Howard is very sweet. Like her favorite candy, Reeses, Howard is super likeable. With her eagerness to learn and write and her can-do spirit, Howard will make an excellent addition to the newspaper team.

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