The Beat makes me pay attention

July 16, 2013

By Sampurna Basu

This month marks the completion of my second year of writing and reporting for The Beat and I can honestly say that I learn something new from every assignment.

Sampurna Basu Skyline High School

Sampurna Basu
Skyline High School

When I first joined, I remember I was super excited in general. Excited to learn new things about the community, excited to have my writing read by the entire community, excited to be a part of a new team.

And now, two years later, nothing has changed. Every month, The Beat meets to fulfill our mission of news by teens, for teens and about teens, and I fulfill doing something I love to do.

I have had the opportunity to meet people I would have never had the initiative to approach before. And now, I have made many new friends: hardworking custodians, impassioned student debaters, lunch line complainers, exciting exchange students and many others. Each new relation has taught me something about the community and offered a new perspective on daily life.

My time on The Beat has taught me that all those strangers that we pass by on a daily basis without giving them a second thought, and all those tidbits of information that go in one ear but out the other, has a story to tell. And it has been great getting to hear all these stories.

All in all, I am very grateful for this opportunity that I have been given and I am looking forward to another year, which will hopefully be equally as exciting! See you in the fall!


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