The Cougar Chronicle says goodbye to Opinion Editor


Tiffany Trent, Staff Writer

Noelle Friedberg is graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Literature and Writing and an emphasis in Writing. She has attended CSUSM for the last two years after transferring from MiraCosta College and has written for The Cougar Chronicle since 2013, moving her way up from staff writer to Opinion Editor.

When Friedberg is not busy with school, the newspaper or her job as a nanny, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends and her boyfriend Tim who will also be graduating from CSUSM this May with a degree in Global Studies and is currently studying abroad in Israel until June.

In her free time, Friedberg loves taking photographs. She skillfully captures the simplistic loveliness of whatever she is photographing, whether it be loved ones, objects or nature. She has a refreshing appreciation for beauty and nature and takes joy in the little things. She is able to see magnificence in the ordinary.

One of her favorite quotes is from Henry David Thoreau who said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

Her other hobbies include reading books of all kinds (although books by Donald Miller are amongst her favorites), spending afternoons at quaint coffee shops and going on picnics at Elfin Forest or Buena Creek Gardens.

Friedberg is an extremely talented and accomplished writer. She regularly writes for SHARE San Marcos, a local community publication.

Upon graduating this May, Friedberg plans on pursuing a career in editing and writing. Her writing is simultaneously both concise and expressive, which is a rare ability. She breathes life into her writing, transferring her passion and skill into the words she puts on the page or screen.

During newspaper meetings I have had the pleasure of observing her in her element. She is animated and happy and eager to help staff writers however she can while being open to new ideas and thoughts. Friedberg is wonderful at making sure her section reaches its full potential while still having fun. She is smart, funny, dedicated and sweet and makes friends wherever she goes.
During her time at CSUSM and The Cougar Chronicle, Friedberg has left a lasting impression with her hard work, kindness, sincerity and talent. She has a beautiful, effervescent soul and has blessed those around her and will be dearly missed here at school and at The Chronicle. The newspaper will not be the same without you.  Congratulations, dear Noelle! We are all so very proud of you and your achievements!