Celebrating Clare

Wishing well to our ’22 Editor-in-Chief Clare Malhotra (’22)

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Clare has spent countless hours working on articles for The Tower. We’re going to miss her so much next year!

Isadora Blatt, Staff Writer

“Everything,” said Editor-in-Chief Clare Malhotra (‘22) immediately when asked what she’ll miss most about The Tower. Her journalism career began when she joined the class in her sophomore year, for what reason she can’t recall. However, she knew exactly why she stayed. “I liked that the class was ever-changing,” Clare said. “You never know if we’ll be talking about the news, sports, or movies, and that’s something that’s really different than other regular classes.” 

In particular, Clare most enjoys writing TV reviews. “I love TV – more than most people do. So I really like getting to share my thoughts,” she said. One of her most successful articles was a review of The Queen’s Gambit, with the article reaching 721 views and counting on the Tower website. Overall, she appreciates how much her interests have expanded over the years thanks to The Tower. “It’s made me interested in things I probably wouldn’t have been interested in, like, sports,” she said. “And I’ve gotten to talk to people I never would have otherwise.”

“In my freshman year, Clare made me feel welcomed even though it was over Zoom and it was hard to feel connected to the rest of the staff,” rising Copy Editor Lily Gover (‘24) shared. “She helped rebuild that connection by being a mentor to me in my writing and also just being really fun to talk to.” As Copy Editor, then Editor-in-Chief, Clare has been a very supportive figure for all of her time on The Tower. “When I was writing my skirts article, I was really struggling to define my angle and cut down the word count. Clare took a ton of time to help me with it by giving me overall advice and also leaving a ton of comments,” Lily said. “Clare, you’re such a boss editor,” Ms. Laine Remignanti had subsequently commented on the doc. “What are we going to do without you next year? I can’t even think about it.”

Next year, Clare will be attending the University of Chicago. “Everybody around me seems so ready to leave. I’m excited for the new chapter, but I’m mostly sad about it,” she said. “I’m going to miss the Bishop’s community the most – definitely more than the schoolwork.” She explained that if she could tell her younger self one thing, it would be to not work so hard. “In college, I want to make sure I have a good balance between work and fun,” she said. “I’m excited to have more freedom – to do what I want, go where I want, and have so much of the day free.”

Clare’s thoughtful and welcoming presence will be greatly missed on The Tower. “She always encouraged me whenever I hit obstacles in the writing process,” reflected rising Story Editor Sydney Chan (‘24). We hope – and know – that Clare can conquer any obstacles she encounters in the bright future ahead of her, and we’ll always think of her when resorting to alliteration to think of titles. Congrats, Clare!