Senior Farewell: Keira Sullivan


For the past three years, senior Keira Sullivan has brought her creativity, leadership, and commitment to the KO News staff! 

Keira’s journey as a journalist began in the fall of her sophomore year when she took English Department Chair Catherine Schieffelin’s beloved journalism class. Keira then joined the staff as an Associate Features Editor, and this past year she served as the Managing Editor for Features and Arts.

Keira’s cousin Juliana Kulak ’20 inspired her to join the KO News. Juliana served as the Managing Editor for Opinions and Reviews and shared her positive experiences on the staff with Keira. “I was super eager to get on the staff,” Keira said, “and I think Juliana instilled in me the value of not only being on the paper and working with that group of people, but also strengthening your writing skills in general. That’s something that I’ve really appreciated and valued now that I’m at the end of my time here.”

During her time on the news, Keira found a love for the features department and the creative freedom it provides. Keira’s favorite article she published, “KO combats the climate crisis through classwork,” is the perfect example of this. “I was able to take a topic that I’m really passionate about, the environment and the climate crisis, and explore that and have really interesting dialogue with a lot of different individuals within the community,” she said.

Keira shared that she will most miss the collaborative and camaraderie-building experience of bringing the KO News to life. She encourages any student interested in joining the staff to take the same leap that she did. “Being on the news is a really great way to get involved in the community and improve your writing, which is such an important skill,” she said.

We are so grateful for all that Keira has contributed to the KO News, and we wish her the best of luck as she heads to Grinnell College in the fall to study political science and environmental studies and  play volleyball!