Name: Seth Haack
College Newspaper: Branding Iron (Laramie, WY)
I have been working at the student newspaper, the Branding Iron, for the past four years, my entire college career, and through my experience, I have gained many traits and skills. I am a journalism major, but the student newspaper is what piqued my interest and made me switch my major from political science. In my time at the Branding Iron, I have become fairly adept at AP Style, learned how to write both news and feature stories, developed as a leader, inspired other aspiring student journalists and hosted an event with more than 200 attendees. My experiences have been invaluable and I wouldn’t want to have that taken away from anyone who is questioning their future, wondering where life will take them or seeking a career in the field of journalism. Student newspapers provide an opportunity to students to develop important skills whether they are aspiring journalists or students pursuing other careers, and these opportunities are important for ALL students to have access to.