Staff Positions: Editor- in- chief, Staff Writer, Editor, Web designer
Why I joined the Lantern: One reason why I joined the Lantern is that I am majoring in English. I plan to turn that into a Journalism major at Main Campus. Joining the Lantern is a perfect way for me to gain experience for my Bachelor’s. Also, I am interested in being more involved at UC Clermont through participating at events and meeting new students.
Something Interesting About Me: My hobbies include hiking at the Cincinnati Nature center, East Fork Lake. In the summer, I like to travel to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and both South and North Carolina. I work at UC Clermont Student Services, I work as a student Ambassador at UC Clermont where I help with New Student Welcome events, Festivities, Student Leadership Series, and I give tours around the campus for new students and transfer students. Lastly, I work at the East Fork Journal as an editor, and I am in the ASL club with Professor Clifford.
Staff Positions: Editor, Writer, Photographer
Why I Joined the Lantern: Joining the Lantern was not a difficult decision for me. I enjoy being a voice for people and learning more about my surroundings. Being a Lantern staff member allows me to gain a rich insight into what is going on in the community and how students, faculty, and future students may be affected. I desire to keep every person on campus informed about how their daily lives and future can be positively impacted. I possess an absolute passion for helping others succeed in life.
Something Interesting About Me: I am a member of the UC marching band and the Clermont Student Government. Have a movie question? I’m your go-to person! I have a great passion for movies from all eras and I watch them as much as possible. I also have a black cat named Maisy. My goal is to become an ER doctor. I love to drink Bai water… it’s my favorite! Additionally, I love learning the Spanish language and culture. My dream is to someday visit San Francisco and travel abroad.
Staff Positions: Writer, Advice and Opinion Columnist, and Cartoonist.
Why I Joined the Lantern: I joined the Lantern to try new things and to make new friends.
Something Interesting About Me: I love drawing and sewing. I also make plushies in my free time, so if you want one, you know who to call. My favorite Pokemon are Girafarig, Emolga, Sylveon, Ditto, and Pachirisu – but I love them all. I particularly prefer generation 2 and generation 6. My dream job is a plastic surgeon specializing in liposuction or a trophy wife to the super-rich (and maybe a doll fashion designer). My goals in life are to learn the Algonquin language, try to do stand-up comedy, and have a nice house. I love animals and I have a lot of pets. I have four dogs (Yoshi, Honey, Riley, and Skye), three cats (Nightmare, Luna, and Margret), and five birds (Ruffles, Cremepuff, Pepper, Jack, and Rosie – the last two are macaws). I also collect dolls and cannot put the Sims 3 down. I love to change old clothes into something fun.
DUSTIN JAMES WOODRUFF
Staff Positions: Web Designer, Photographer
Why I joined the Lantern: I joined the Lantern because I am a Digital Media student and wanted to hone my skills in photography. I hope to get a good job one day and put on my resume that I helped with the school newspaper.
Something Interesting About Me: I am a military veteran. I served as a 13B in the United States Army, Cannon Crewmember. I was unfortunately medically retired after a training accident. Since my injury, I have enjoyed playing video games and watching movies since I was unable to go out and do things with my friends. I graduate from UC Clermont this spring with my Associates in Digital Media and plan on working by the summer.