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A self-portrait of Kat McDermott
A self-portrait by Kat McDermott.
How journalism changed my life

A column on how journalism can help people grow and find themselves.

Journalism changed my life. It helped me find new things that I love, taught me new skills, and find more career options for myself.

It started when I took the class by chance junior year. It seemed like an insignificant filler class at first, but it rapidly started consuming more and more of my free time. I started writing for fhspress.com, just two stories a week. Then, I started writing more and more. I started helping other students with their stories and eventually I became fhspress.com’s editor. Then, I took it even further by becoming the school’s editor for an extracurricular student paper, the SacBreeze. I know that in word, without any colorful uses of diction that creates an emotionally expressive voice for myself (because if I did I would sound uncomfortably corny), this sounds like a drag. I know that at first I was just being a “yes-man” and doing whatever was asked of me the best I could, but soon started I genuinely enjoying all the work I was doing.

 

STORY CONTINUES HERE



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