In ninth grade, I decided I wanted to become a journalist. Inspired by a love of writing and an obsession with the film All the President's Men, I resolved that a career in journalism was the only thing for me. Seduced by the combination of exposing truth and constantly writing, I began to report for Staples' newspaper, Inklings.
I delved into my school's long-standing tradition of print journalism with enthusiasm. As a sophomore, I took an "Introduction to Journalism" elective, which only furthered my dreams of journalistic excellence. I was enveloped in the bubble that Inklings provided, and blissfully unaware of the many changes that the world of professional journalism was undergoing. As I was writing for a scholastic, not-for-profit organization, we have been able to avoid the issues that the professional world has encountered, for the most part.