Reflection — Writing for The Beat teaches confidence

July 8, 2014

By Noela Lu

As cliché as it sounds, I truly have no words to express how grateful I am to have been a part of The Beat for the past year.

Writing for The Beat has made a huge impact on my life and taught me so many new things: collaboration, the importance of facts and opinions, etc. Through the Beat, I’ve gained new confidence about my writing and sharing my opinions.

Noela Lu Skyline         High School

Noela Lu
High School

I’ve learned that criticism and questions can be the best form of feedback, that every newspaper article should have a foundation of facts, that being opinionated can be used as an advantage and that collaborating with your team members is the best way to ensure success.

Earlier today, I was scrolling through The Issaquah Press website and found myself looking through all the articles that my fellow Beat members and I wrote during the school year. I became so nostalgic seeing how much all of our writing had changed and improved as we’ve grown throughout the year.

I’m happy to say that next school year I will be continuing on with The Beat as the online editor. I can’t wait to become more involved in The Beat through this position and I am so excited to take on this extra responsibility.

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