Hello there! My name is Ariane Ochoa, I’m a senior, and this is my first year writing for Sword and Shield! I recently realized that I wanted to pursue journalism in the future and I wanted to take this class to get some experience in the field and improve my writing. I’m a staff writer for the opinion section and I love getting to freely share my voice through my articles. I’ve had a remarkable time being able to speak about the topics I am passionate about and formally put them in writing!