Gone from the school, not from the heart

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Caterina Pye '23

The 2021 senior editorial board, Natalie Dosmond ’21, Sofia Pye ’21, Jacey Heffernan ’21, and Lé-Anne Johnson ’21, share their college experiences. Caterina Pye ’23

The time-honored tradition of “Gone from the school, not from the Heart” continues to recognize the previous year’s graduating class of editors.  Natalie Dosmond ‘21, Sofia Pye ‘21, Jacey Heffernan ‘21, and Lé-Anne Johnson ‘21, the 2020 to 2021 King Street Chronicle Editorial Board, reflected on the beginning of their college experiences. 

Natalie Dosmond

Northwestern University Class of 2025

Editor-in-Chief 

What is your major and what do you hope to accomplish with it after college?

“For now, I am planning on studying Economics with an adjunct major in International Studies.  I am hoping that my courses in those subjects will enable me to pursue a career in finance, and specifically one with a broader, international focus.  Although I do not have a specific job in mind just yet, I know that a degree in Economics will allow me to better understand how we, as humans, operate on a larger scale in society and how we can optimize our allocation of resources globally.  Subsequently, I am not limiting myself to a specific path or field just yet, and I would like to see how I can combine my interests in economics, journalism, and international affairs into a possible career in the future.”

Are you participating in any journalistic activities in college?

“Northwestern operates on the quarter system, which means we have a much later start date than most other colleges.  As a result, I did not begin classes until September 21, and I have not yet had the chance to explore many extracurricular activities.  However, as Northwestern also has its own Journalism school, I am able to take Journalism classes in addition to my classes and requirements for my degree.  I am currently taking a joint Political Science and Journalism class entitled “The Press and the Political Process,” in which I not only study the field of journalism and what it means to be a journalist, but also write my own op-ed pieces.  This course builds upon many of the skills I gained as a member of the KSC Staff and allows me to expand this interest while also exploring many other fields.  In terms of extracurriculars, I am hoping to join the staff of The Daily Northwestern, which is the school’s award-winning, daily student newspaper.  I know there is an abundance of other options for those with an interest in journalism at Northwestern, and I am glad I have many opportunities to continue my interest in journalism inside and outside the classroom.”

Natalie Dosmond ’21 smiles for a picture in front of the Northwestern Campus.  Courtesy of Natalie Dosmond ’21

What do you miss most about Sacred Heart Greenwich?

“I definitely miss the small, tight-knit community that Sacred Heart provided.  It is certainly a different experience to be a part of a class of 2,000 students as opposed to one of only 75 girls, but I do enjoy having the opportunity to meet people from all over the world with so many varied interests.  I also miss the community I found as a member of the KSC Staff, and especially the relationships I had with each of the staff members.  The small class sizes at Sacred Heart also made it very easy to feel comfortable in an academic setting and to form close bonds with teachers and other students, which is something that is harder to achieve in a college environment where many classes are large 200-person lectures.  I miss the Class of 2021, but I am so excited to see all the amazing things that I know they will accomplish in the future.”

Jacey Heffernan

St. Lawrence University Class of 2025

Content Editor and Live Stream Manager

Jacey Heffernan ’21 walks and runs on the Saddlemire Trail near the St. Lawrence University campus. Courtesy of Jacey Heffernan ’21

What is your major and what do you hope to accomplish with it after college?

“As of right now, I would like to major in Psychology.  While I am not currently taking the course, I am hoping to begin second semester.  Psychology would be very useful for me with almost any job I would hold in the future.  I previously took Advanced Placement Psychology at Sacred Heart and learned it is extremely beneficial with decision making, stress management, and understanding the behaviors of who you’re surrounded with in general.”

Are you participating in any journalistic activities in college?

“Although I loved being a part of the King Street Chronicle, and learned several different skills from it, I am not involved in any newspaper here on campus.  However, St. Lawrence provides various club activities of which I am a part.  I recently joined the Her-Campus club, an online magazine dedicated to, written by, and focused on empowering collegiate women.  I am looking forward to what this brings and how my previous work with the KSC will guide me.”

What do you miss most about Sacred Heart Greenwich?

“It’s hard to pick just one thing I miss about Sacred Heart.  Sacred Heart’s sense of community and belonging is something I wish I was still a part of, however, St. Lawrence has mimicked that perfectly.  I miss Sacred Heart’s many traditions and learning in such a comfortable, loving, and inclusive place.  I deeply miss my 75 sisters whom I think about every day and look forward to the next time we are all together.  I cannot wait to return to King Street and visit.”

Sofia Pye

Syracuse University Class of 2025

Content Editor and Social Media Manager

What is your major and what do you hope to accomplish with it after college?

“At Syracuse University, I am studying Television, Radio, and Film at the Newhouse School with hopes of double majoring in Political Science.  Although I am not sure what field I want to go into, I hope to somewhat incorporate political philosophy and journalism together.”

Sofia Pye ’21 moves into her dorm at Syracuse University.  Courtesy of Sofia Pye ’21

Are you participating in any journalistic activities in college?

“At Syracuse, I am trying to get involved in as many different clubs as I can.  I am currently a part of the Brazilian Student Association, BRASA, and CitrusTV, a student-run entertainment series, and I hope to write for the Daily Orange, a student-run newspaper here on campus in the near future.”

What do you miss most about Sacred Heart Greenwich?

“What I miss most about Sacred Heart is the people.  I was very lucky to have spent a wonderful 12 years at Sacred Heart and I met many great people along the way.”

Lé-Anne Johnson

Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2025

Multimedia Content Editor 

What is your major and what do you hope to accomplish with it after college?

“Right now, I plan on majoring in film and media studies on the pre-law track.  After college, I hope to have a couple of years of in-field experience working on something related to filmmaking because it is one of my favorite things to do.  I then plan to attend law school, and there I hope to find what branch of law I want to practice.”

Moviehouse Magazine is a Wash U student-run film and TV online magazine where Lé-Anne Johnson ’21 writes for.  Courtesy of moviehousewustl.com

Are you participating in any journalistic activities in college?

“I recently joined a club called Moviehouse here at WashU.  Moviehouse is a relatively new student-run digital film and television magazine.  I am very excited to be writing for this magazine, and I will be assigned my first piece in the coming weeks in addition to being part of the social media team.”

What do you miss most about Sacred Heart Greenwich?

“I definitely miss the structure of my schedule and classes.  There was more of a consistent routine at Sacred Heart regarding my class times and also homework assignments, but I am learning to appreciate and take advantage of the flexibility and freedom of my time here at WashU.  I also miss Ms. Larson and her sense of humor.”

Featured Image by Caterina Pye ’23