S Y A N N E N G E L H A R D, T H E C L A R I O N
J O U R N A L I S M P O R T F O L I O
Hey! - I'm Syann Engelhard, Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Clarion Newspaper at Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, NE. This is my portfolio culminating my 4 years of work on the Clarion staff, detailing my experiences as an artist, writer, photographer, editor, and most importantly, leader and companion for my beloved staff.
THE JOURNEY BEGINS...
MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE
We are the people of this generation. Waking up. Life took itself full circle for me, and I realized words I live by. I was given the title of Co-Editor-In-Chief and begin my most progressive and intense year of storytelling. Whether it be interviewing 13 sources for one story or pushing the threshold of student journalism, I was keen to take the challenge.
I began to understand the true impact of journalism and the importance of digging deeper. We published an issue titled Doomsday, which was a feature based issue detailing the impacts of the 2016 inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Tick. Tick. Boom.
As a journalist, I feel it is our job to test the patience and motives of our generation. Inspiring change through action and deviation from a commonly prescribed norm. I tested the boundaries of this belief myself, growing from a shy, non-involved kid to a passionate, determined advocate. Advocacy is another vital intricacy of journalism. We are all advocates within our label as journalists, or storytellers. We are powerful beholders of inspiring continuance of life, giving a purpose to the story of all living things.
This is not to say I don't enjoy the little things too. I love playing piano, and I'm a competitive spirit when it comes to soccer. Most notably, I was also graced with the gift of art, and I attribute that gift to introducing me to the world of journalism.
Graphic Artist and Staff Writer
I call this the year of reckoning. I realized my love for storytelling, and was welcomed full time onto staff as more than just an artist. I began writing on politics, poking and prodding people I knew to find voices of passionate students on both sides of the aisle.
In 2015 I was approached by my freshman 9D English teacher, my now newspaper adviser, about a drawing I had done for an assignment. One thing led to another an I began drawing editorial cartoons for any staff member looking to spice up their story.
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