New graduates Megan Laubach ’18 and James Haynes ’18
Allie Wenner/PAW

A bittersweet moment for the PAW staff arrives each June, when we say goodbye to our graduating student interns. This year we lost two: Megan Laubach and James Haynes.

Megan joined us in her sophomore year; since then she has written about books, contributed to a feature article about students’ favorite places on campus (hers was the science-fiction library at Forbes College), and helped select the historical letters that run under the “From PAW’s Pages” heading. James, with us for one year, has contributed to the On the Campus section and has assisted PAW’s advertising director and feature writers with their research, among other things. James will soon start a job with an education startup company, while Megan hopes to work in publishing or a related field. We hope to see their PAW bylines as alumni contributors soon.

We also said goodbye this year to Ralph DeGroff ’58, a class secretary since 1983 and a supporter and board member of numerous nonprofits, though he was too modest to talk about his contributions. An obituary in The Baltimore Sun in April described him as “an old-school gentleman,” an apt characterization. We missed his friendship and presence at Reunions this year.