Writing

“Coming together as a community” [editorial] “Speak Up” [editorial]

Link to “Coming together as a community” PDF document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m5cAW8Pqu1n8LRVwMuk1Q9PJWJjfd3t4/view?usp=sharing

Link to “Speak Up” PDF document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TVgF65SNf5KCKVCk-f48cpITGMcZOaSm/view?usp=sharing

As Editor-in-Chief, I was given the opportunity to write the staff editorial. The first editorial focused on recent district boundary change discussions. Upon reading this editorial many members of my school told me they felt heard. The second covers student voice, a topic I feel passionately about.

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“Volleyball player sets the bar high” [sports feature]

Link to PDF document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RizJ3qKc3lP-9kejfWQoBe2V61wYF_kQ/view?usp=sharing

Sports are certainly not my forte, but taking on new challenges can never be a negative thing. I took on the sports feature and it ended up a very interesting story. I ended up learning his mother knew my boss and bragged about the story to her.

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“Caffi-Nation – Teenage caffeine use raises questions on health effects” [feature]

Link to PDF document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OiWFeF-jSsdQupdPZnq7ZZN5GUhubEx0/view?usp=sharing

Caffeine is something I personally rely on to function. That inspired me to write about just how much teenagers in my community were consuming and its effects. I feel this is one of my best pieces because it covers all sides while still having a purpose, not just a filler.

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“Living with Angelman Syndrome: Erik Shaaf” [feature]

Link to PDF document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PoJmCN8jG4hmhuZIr6wr2kahaoNKEtZY/view?usp=sharing

This Erik Shaaf feature was the first journalism story I ever wrote and remains the hardest challenge I have encountered. Erik Shaaf is a nonverbal student chosen at random for a feature. Gathering information was tough as interviewing Erik was abnormal, but it did end up making an amazing story.

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“Modern slavery reveals new reality” [news feature]

Link to PDF document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qaw6Y7F04vO2UYkP1MrgdRz6O6IwS2qm/view?usp=sharing

I feel this story is one of my best primarily because of the organization. For this story, I had quite a few sources from many different parts of the issue, and I was able to blend them into a well rounded, cohesive story.

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