Natalie Murphy

I am beyond sad that my time at the Foghorn News is coming to an end. I joined the paper unwittingly in fall ’16 when I changed my major after the loss of my son.

I remember being so intimidated my first few days but that went away quickly. I was welcomed into the “family” and never looked back.

The Foghorn News has been a place of healing for me after the loss of my son. I didn’t realize how much I needed to find a place like this until I was in the middle of it.

I have formed friendships, learned a multitude of new skills, and found a passion that I never imagined.

There had never been a time in my life when I even considered journalism as part of a career but once I started with the program I knew I was in the right place.

Over the course of the last year and a half I have been given so many opportunities to do things that I will carry with me for the rest my life.

Having the privilege to attend several journalism conferences and learn from industry professionals from around the country has been one of the many highlights of my time here.

Having two amazing advisers that have stood behind the work of the students in the program on numerous occasions has also been a huge blessing.

I have witnessed them both go to bat for this publication and for those of us who work on it several times without hesitation.

Working at the Foghorn News has been a great joy of mine. Seeing my hard work on pages in the hands of the students, faculty, and staff has been an honor.

As I get ready to leave the Foghorn News and then to leave Del Mar, I simply want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me get to where I am. My choice to go back to school was a good one. My choice to do it here was a great one.

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