By: Lancy Fleurancy, Reporter
When I first joined McMahon’s journalism class, I assumed it was all about making video interviews, but it is much more complex than that. The journalists here at McMahon are a group of students who are responsible of BMHS PrideTime. PrideTime is the school newspaper where us reporters, editors, and blog editors contribute ideas and work as a team to fulfill the audience. Being apart of the journalism team means you have to be committed to your work and considerate of the work of those around you. There are many great opportunities for journalism and if you want an inside scoop of what writer life is at McMahon is, keep reading.
PrideTime Editor-In-Chief, Jackson Dino, hard at work
Former student, Bryanna Perez, explained how her experience was like in journalism during her years at McMahon. “My favorite thing about Journalism was being able to create stories that interested people. In particular, people that were more known around the school because of sports, art, and other clubs.” Said Perez. She had been in journalism for her sophomore year as a reporter/editor, chief assistant editor in her junior year and senior editor in her final year.
“My experience was amazing. I created a name for myself through my writing and visual concept of the magazines. I was able to meet new people and make new connections.” Continued Perez. As you can see, journalism can help you get more involved with the school, improve on social and writing skills, and have a fun time while doing it all. PrideTime has categories from movie reviews, to students/teacher’s lives outside of McMahon, and even useful tips. This is a class you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
PrideTime Reporters and Editors preparing their next articles
Bryanna and many other former McMahon students who took journalism, recommend this class for future students and so would I. Even though it wasn’t what I thought it would be, it is rather enjoyable. The students in the class always find a way to communicate and build ideas, sometimes inspiring others with those ideas. Journalism is important to the world because it tells us what’s current and relevant in today’s time. Make sure to choose journalism as an elective next year!