My name is Isabella Voos and I am a News editor for the Rampant Lines newspaper at J.H. Rose Highschool in Greenville, NC. I’m a senior and have always been focused on my academics. I joined my journalism class to add a little more interest into my busy schedule. Journalism was more than just a class; it was a fun activity that took a spin on writing a paper. I continued to be a journalist because I can include stories and events that are not normally talked about in my newspaper. I can also provide new and diverse angles and interviewees that another writer may not think about.
For my first semester in journalism, I was a staff writer for news. This year, I chose to write for News again because I like the precision and accuracy of every story. There is no room for inferring or “adding fluff.” News is good for getting straight forward to the facts and the important events at Rose. I am a dancer so I am very influenced by the arts. Many find some news stories to be kind of boring, like ballet, but I feel like with my creative outlook on things, I can put a different angle on it to make it more interesting.
Sometimes during an interview, students will not say their entire thoughts just because they may be published and fear that people will judge them; however I have always wanted to write a controversial story. For instance, there may be a very dramatic event or fight between our rival team. This could make a very entertaining news story, only if people are willing to talk about it, and if I’m able to get both sides of the story. With all of this being said, I would not want it to be detrimental to anyone on either side. Even if this will forever be a dream of mine, I know I will be writing about the successes of some of my closest friends; one of them is even going to be my lawyer one day!Tags: JH Rose High School