Flat Hat

I first learned about The Flat Hat, the College of William and Mary’s student newspaper, before arriving on campus a freshman in August 2012. From the start, I knew that I wanted to become editor-in-chief of the paper. I signed on as an intern for the news and variety desks, and was eventually made variety editor, overseeing the section devoted to arts, lifestyle, and human interest. From there, I was transferred to the news desk, during which I was responsible for cranking out seven pages of news a week (we printed twice-a-week in those days). Lastly, I was elected editor-in-chief of the paper my junior year.

My time at The Flat Hat defined my college experience. Here are some examples of my work from that time:

FBI Director James Comey Reflects On His Time At The College

White House Communications Director Jen Psaki Reflects On Her Time At The College (this story was also featured on Politico Playbook)

An Interview with William and Mary Chancellor Robert Gates

The New York Times’s Serge Kovaleski’s Pulitzer Career Was Inspired By Time At The College

An Alumna Abroad: US Ambassador to Mauritius and Seychelles Shari Villarosa Discusses Her Time in Williamsburg (this piece was also republished in World Minded, William and Mary’s international studies publication)

Robert Gates Talks American Foreign Policy With NY Times White House Correspondent

On A Street With(Out) White Houses

Taking Aim at the Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range (this video was also featured on the site Guns.com)