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Gillian McMahon
A real renaissance woman, Gillian McMahon, junior, has been a part of the journalism program since freshman year. Starting in yearbook and quickly working her way up to Design Editor, McMahon now works as an advice columnist on the Amplifier. “Since I was a kid, I’ve loved creating,” McMahon said. “Whether it was writing or graphic design, I enjoyed seeing my dreams out in front of me.”
Outside of journalism, McMahon runs a book club and partakes in several law programs. “For a while, I wanted to be a police officer,” McMahon said. “but the more I think about it, I want to be a lawyer and eventually a judge.”
Inspired by individuals such as Rosemarie Aquilina and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McMahon wants to help people once she leaves college.
When she’s not dishing out advice to the high school populace, you can find her in her basement playing music with her band, “Love Circle,” or watching her favorite show “Charmed” on Netflix. “I’m whimsical,” McMahon said. “I love writing songs about the paranormal or things most people don’t believe exist.”

Gillian McMahon, Advice Columnist

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