Lia Althouse: Reporter
May 22, 2023
Graduating senior Lia Althouse has been a part of the Mass Communications program since joining Intro to Mass Communications in her sophomore year. Joining the paper as a junior, she wrote riveting pieces on the Cardinal Times for the remainder of high school.
Having committed to University of California San Diego, Althouse is planning to explore a career related to the arts and is looking forward to a more independent lifestyle.
“Having a little more freedom is also going to be very nice. [Even though] t’s gonna be hard, I think it’s gonna be nice,” said Althouse.
During her time in the paper, Althouse stood out to her fellow staff with her passion to cover social issues along with arts and culture, said managing print editor Kate Haddon.
“Lia was always willing to cover a variety of difficult and interesting topics and she did so with a passion and interest that was really important for this paper,” said Haddon.
Althouse thought the most important things she learned on The Cardinal Times were to build honest communication and to have a willingness to cover stories that you have an interest in.
“Just do what you think is interesting! Even if it is scary you’ll gain some really valuable experiences from it,” said Althouse.