Reflection — The Beat staff has a passion for news

July 8, 2014

By Marissa Secreto

I joined the members of The Beat in March of this year.

While my time has been limited with them, what I have learned so far has been quite simple but ultimately rewarding: The members of The Beat are a community of prospective writers who have a passion for news, the art of writing in and of itself, and for others to know the truth about teenage life and the social system of high school.

Marissa Secreto Eastside Catholic         High School

Marissa Secreto
Eastside Catholic
High School

Before I joined The Beat, I hadn’t met a group of people my age who would be willing to take the time out of their own busy schedules in order to contribute to something as unique and special as this, but these writers do just that.

We don’t get paid to write for The Issaquah Press. There is no salary or extra incentive. Instead, we write for The Beat because we simply enjoy it and because it gives us the special reward of expanding our own sets of skills as we make our steps from high school towards college.

I look forward to continuing to contribute to the Beat next year, and I am excited to become closer with these writers who enjoy the field of journalism as much as I do. Hopefully, by this time next year, I will be full of fun, interesting stories and experiences that I was able to create with my fellow Beat members while also continuing to learn and grow, not only as a journalistic writer, but as a writer in general.

I am grateful for the opportunity that the Beat is giving me to let my voice be heard and to also be a part of something that is able to influence the lives of those around me.


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