Reading and writing and …. running.
Senior Jordan Revenaugh may be known to her fellow teammates as one of the top distance runners on the Albion cross country and track and field teams. Outside of competition, Revenaugh serves as the editor-in-chief of The Pleiad -- Albion's student-run news source.
The love for Albion began at a young age, as Revenaugh's mom is a 1987 alumna. Her first "visit" to the college was when she was in fourth grade, which she still has the sweatshirt from. Despite an appreciation for Albion, Revenaugh never pictured herself in classes here or running collegiately.
It wasn't until her junior year of high school that Revenaugh desired to run in college. The Albion cross country coaching staff at the time recruited her to run for the Britons, and within time, the Rochester native committed to running on both teams at Albion.
At Briton Bash her freshman year, Revenaugh beelined straight for The Pleiad table. Revenaugh had every intention to continue her love of writing in college after discovering an initial interest in high school.
"In high school I discovered journalism was something I could actually do with my life," said Revenaugh. "I knew I wanted to be a part of The Pleiad on campus."
As a freshman, Revenaugh was a staff writer before being named the opinions editor her sophomore year -- a role she cherished.
"I have a lot of thoughts, which is why I really like writing opinion pieces," said Revenaugh.
Her thoughts carry into her sport, as Lance Coleman (Director of Cross Country/Track and Field) nicknamed her the Energizer Bunny for always talking at practices and meets.
Following her time as the opinions editor, she worked her way up to editor-in-chief by her junior year, a spot she currently holds.
Revenaugh, a double major in English and Psychology with a Creative Writing concentration, finds herself most passionate about mental health pieces.
"I really like bringing awareness to that aspect and working to break the stigma there," said Revenaugh. "I enjoy taking my psychology research projects and turning them into articles."
One she is most proud of is a research project on discovering if overbooking was detrimental to the mental health of students on campus. She turned her findings into an article for The Pleiad.
Revenaugh worked her way up, from a staff writer her freshman year to the editor-in-chief by her junior year.
Since high school, Revenaugh has been dreaming to work at The Detroit Free Press. This summer she landed an internship with the paper and had the opportunity to publish two articles -- what she claims to be her highlight in an unusual 2020. She has continued working for them over the course of the school year doing a number of various things remotely, with an extensive workload due to the upcoming election.
Still toying with the idea of graduate school, Revenaugh hopes she can pursue her job with The Detroit Free Press.