First-time attendees, veteran campers share differing views about start of MIPA camp

For many students, the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshops are a brand new experience: Staying in a dorm room, meeting new friends, taking classes to their interest and, most importantly, having fun are all on the agenda. However, the first night can often be intimidating, especially if it’s a student’s first year here.

Emily Cervone, from Grosse Pointe South High School, a second-timer at the MIPAMSU program, said she recalls her first-year experience as “very interesting” regarding the class she took, “The Bobby Hawthorne Experience.” She said she was excited to use her soon-to-be-acquired journalistic knowledge from the “Taking Your Newspaper to the Edge” class. Cervone said she is also willing to meet and exchange ideas with many fellow campers, since Grosse Pointe, according to her, is a “very tight, boring bubble that needs much more edge in the city.”

Drew Souders and Jen Shafer of East High School said their first day started off well. Both seniors, who are students in “The Bobby Hawthorne Experience,” said they share an interest to learn and grow from the experiences they’re presented with at this camp.

Shafer said the first-time experience isn’t too bad. After all, she said, she likes meeting new people. “It’s sort of like a hobby,” she said. By Taylor Hale / Upstart Staff

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