By Austin Norville ’15
When I started Brophy four years ago I never expected that I would be working on the newspaper.
And I was split on the concept of newspapers and news media for their common manipulation of stories so that the reader prefers one side over the other.
However, once I started writing for and developing The Roundup, I came to realize that when done right news outlets become an essential part to society as it informs the masses in just about 20 pages.
The experience has definitely given me a new perspective on news and the way we tell stories in our society, whether it be through creative multimedia or through cold hard facts.
We are a society that loves stories and wants to be informed on every aspect of a story that interests us.
That is the role of a newspaper: to tell a story, give the whole story and to keep a society knowledgeable on current issues so it can start discussion.
Hopefully it leads to change in something that needs fixing or can lead to better appreciation for the aspects of society that work really well.
Journalism is a tough profession and is not for everyone.
Three years ago I came into The Roundup as a shy sophomore with very little confidence in myself; it was difficult for me to do interviews and try to write in the style of The Roundup.
After the first year there was a lot of stress and I almost left.
However, I decided to apply for an editor position and I was hired as the Online Editor then the next year as Co-Editor in Chief.
And through it all I am glad that stayed for all three years, learning much along the way even though it was tough.
The thing I have learned the most is the importance of the work that we do on a monthly basis.
It is incredible to know everything that goes on at this school and be able to share it with the rest of the student body, mixing our words with the words of those who are directly involved with a story.
I’m going to miss that most when I leave and pass the torch to the next Editors in Chief.
Going from writing fictional stories to writing stories that affect real lives, I’ve learned a lot about humanity and the art of storytelling.
Although there were many tough times, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.