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A final thought

Published July 1, 2017

It’s no coincidence that the last two columns I wrote, “Why Journalism?” in the May 20 edition of the Daily Journal and “Obituaries” in the June 10 edition of the Daily Journal, were both about journalism. 530 more words


Why journalism?

Published May 20, 2017

It was 5 a.m. when our counselors began shouting, “Breaking News!” at the top of their lungs outside of our dorms. After gaining my bearings, I darted out of bed in my pajamas, stopping only to grab my notepad and a pen and shout at my slumbering roommate to wake up. 533 more words



Published June 10, 2017

Throughout my experience as a journalist, I’ve gotten to write many different types of stories. From sports game recaps to film reviews, straight news articles to human interest profiles, each has its own unique formats and qualities, each a different writing experience. 598 more words


More than an old '90s song

Published April 22, 2017

The song “No Scrubs” by the girl group TLC was released in 1999, and it enjoyed much success; the song was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammys and was Billboard 100’s second-biggest single for the year. 636 more words


A scramble to the end

Published March 25, 2017

In these last few weeks of March, one thing has been consuming most of my thoughts (and no, it isn’t college decisions): the school yearbook. 574 more words


Just behind the crimson doors

Published Jan. 28, 2017

I was 6 years old, at a dinner party at a family friend’s house. Naturally, I was bored out of my mind. 706 more words


What's in a name?

Published Sept. 10, 2016

At the beginning of every school year, my teachers take attendance at the beginning of class, running through names like “James” or “Emma,” but always pausing at mine, Karan. 608 more words