Julia Satterthwaite has a busy life. Between raising her “really cute” sons, Micah and Jonah, with her husband and interning at the Oakland Press writing four to six articles a day, Satterthwaite still finds time to instruct the feature coverage class at MIPA.
“Feature Coverage is the best to teach,” Satterthwaite said. “It’s what people really want to read.”
The Rochester High School teacher has been the feature coverage instructor for seven years and she’s been on staff with MIPA for 13. It’s easy to see why she keeps coming back- for the students. Satterthwaite says that not one student has complained yet.
“I want to learn how to be a better writer and be able to write from different perspectives,” Grand Ledge High School sophomore Rayna Adams said.
So far, feature coverage did briefs on Karl Gude’s creativity presentation and they’re working on in-depth features about the issue seminar on prescription drug abuse.
Sattterthwaite is making sure she keeps her class busy. She’s planning for them to write four or five articles by the end of the week. The students, engaged and excited, accept the challenge.
“I just want my newspaper to be more open and relatable,” Detroit Country Day junior Liv Chahal said. “Not a lot of people at my school are like ‘woohoo, newspaper, got to have it.'”