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Cooper's Comments A column by Krysten Cooper


Summer escapade



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June 06, 2012 - This summer I have the privilege of being an intern here at The Clarkston News. Being an intern here is very exciting to me for a number of different reasons.

The first is the location. I have lived in Davisburg most of my life, and I believe this area is one of the best places to live. With access to so many different parks, trails, markets and other community events, it's easy to see why this is a great place. Now, not only do I get to work close to home and enjoy all these things on my own time, I also get to enjoy them for work.

"But why a reporter?" you may be asking yourself. Writing seems like such a thing of the past, especially print news. It would seem like choosing to be a writer in today's world is setting up for eternal boredom. This is where I wholeheartedly disagree.

Back a few years ago when I started seriously considering what I wanted to do with my life, I could only come back to one thing: I wanted to change the world. For me writing, especially news writing, is a quick way to that. Everyday I get to go out and interact with people from all different walks of life. I get to share their stories with others. Some are good, but others are not and some things require action from people if they are going to continue. How exciting is it that I can help people get the recognition they need? It's an amazing feeling, especially if it's here in my community.

So far, working at The Clarkston News has been a very enlightening experience. It's very cool to see the way the paper is run. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the newsroom. On my very first day I got to look through a lot of older issues of the news. It was thrilling to see so much history stored all in one place.

Now that I have started to write my first stories, I am looking forward to the rest of this summer. It is really neat to learn more about the area where I live. Meeting new people around the area has also been a good experience thus far. Hopefully I will continue to learn and enjoy this kind of writing as I continue my internship.

By Krysten Cooper

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