Chelsea Roberts, Editor-in-Chief Welcomes You to the Beacon Bolt

I am 18 years old and am a freshman from Lowell, Oregon a very tiny, rural town thirty minutes southeast of Eugene. I graduated from Lowell High School on June 6, 2014 with my 16 classmates and best friends. Yes to clarify, my graduating class was 17 people, but I grew up with a small herd of siblings, being the second youngest of seven. I have been attending Grace Community Fellowship in Eugene for the past seven years and was very blessed to recently be baptized on August 17, 2014 surrounded by my family.

I am a coffee, Pinterest, Jesus and rain boot loving, proud Oregonian and enjoy doing anything outdoors. Some of my hobbies include fishing, camping, bike riding and running. Reading is also a very big part of my life, almost so much that it’s embarrassing. I constantly have my nose in a book and keep a never ending list of “must read” titles. This hobby, on the verge of obsession, brought me to also love writing. Writing for me is such a stress reliever, so naturally blogging became second nature. Blogging is a great way for me to communicate about my life, from topics like fitness all the way to organization and everything in-between.

It is such an honor to be the Editor-in-Chief and I am truly blessed to have knowledgeable advisers and student supporters who honestly care about the well-being of what I am pouring all of my time into. I am so fortunate to be able to work with Reagan White, the second permanent staff member for the Bolt, because in a short time I have learned that she is so dependable and has the kindest soul.

The Beacon Bolt gives students such a great opportunity to express themselves. In my mind blogging is a community full of continuous conversation. I hope that as time progresses students and faculty become more comfortable with commenting, sharing or even guest writing for the Bolt. If you are interested in blogging, writing or photography please email me at carnesonroberts@nwcu.edu we would love to feature your work on the Beacon Bolt and I would love to get to know you!