It’s an honor and privilege to share stories
Journalism is important because it informs people with the truth, often sharing the stories of the untold and the unheard. I’ve always tried to reflect these beliefs in my work as a staff member on Drops of Ink, looking for stories that need to be shared but often aren’t. I’ve had the honor of interviewing mechanics who are part of a local union on strike against Napleton Auto Group; Illinois gubernatorial candidates; a single mother working full-time and earning $10,000 a year; a college student who had to transfer to a different college due to overwhelming student loan debt; and my fellow peers, teachers and staff members at school. Hearing so many different perspectives of all of the people I’ve interviewed has broadened my own perspective, and it’s been a privilege to share their stories.