This is my first year in Advanced Journalism as a junior writing for the feature section. This year I have explored a whole range of topics including the effects of the pandemic on our students, businesses, and our community as a whole. I love interviewing people and getting all sorts of perspectives on certain events. My research for my articles have helped me gain more knowledge about my student body and the places we interact with everyday. My favorite topic to write about are aspects of our lives that we don’t give much thought that can be very intricate once we look into them deeply. For example, we blindly follow trends and celebrate holidays but most of us aren’t aware of the root of these things or what effects they have. When I am not writing, I enjoy going on bike rides, listening to podcasts, making earrings, and posting on my account where I rate local streets.