The first day of MIPA J-cation is a new experience for some and an old welcome memory for others. New or returning, every student is here for one goal—to stretch and strengthen their journalism background. Most students have a certain level of passion for writing, photography or videography.
“(A newspaper) starts with a thought and somehow turns into a paper and ink creation,” Adrian Segovia, from Traverse City High School, said. “This is my first year here and I’m excited to learn.”
For some students, journalism isn’t just a hobby or pastime, it’s a future career goal. Regardless of the effort and time required for this occupation, some, like Charnae Sanders from Communication Media Arts High School, are truly dedicated.
“I knew what I was getting into when I joined the newspaper staff last year,” she said, “but I love it and plan on pursuing (writing) and going into some formal newspaper publication.” By Brittney Antonelli and Liz Rosalez/ Upstart Staff