Senior profile: Macy Comfort


Photo courtesy of Macy Comfort.

Comfort may be a seasoned sports writer for “The Hiller”, but sports aren’t her only interest. She also loves coffee, cats and catching up on her favorite shows.

1.What is your current position on “The Hiller” staff?

Sports and Media Editor.

2. How long have you been on staff and why did you join?

Two years. Mrs. O’Lare encouraged me to join the staff after having taken her Journalism I class.

3. What will you miss most about “The Hiller”?

Being able to write without having a strict outline like typical English papers [or] essays.

4. Do you have a favorite article you wrote and why?

Oh gosh, I don’t really have a favorite. I have written about the same [Trinity sports] teams the last two years, so my articles mirror each other. 

5. What do you think is the most important thing you have learned from your time on staff and why?

Pay attention to deadlines! I am awful with time management. 

6. What advice would you give to underclassman who are interested in exploring journalism or joining “The Hiller” staff?

One hundred percent do it. If you are afraid to express yourself for fear of disagreement [with other people], the newspaper is a safe place and journalism is a way to show everyone who you are.

7. Do you have any plans for after graduation?

I will attend WVU [West Virginia University] and will major in neuroscience.

8. What book or series had the largest impact on you growing up and why?

“13 Reasons Why.” When I first read the book, I was in middle school and didn’t think much of the story itself, but then I got to high school, and the Netflix series came out. Hearing the story over again after having seen how depression and the effects of social media play a role in people’s lives in real life showed me that you never know what someone is going through. It taught me to take into consideration that people may be struggling while still putting on a smile. I have friends who are struggling with depression…Being a senior and going through these last 4 years watching that series, I have taken it upon myself to help who I can. No one should struggle alone.