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HHS senior reflects on her journalism career

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Randee Glander, a senior at Hiawatha High School, certainly hasn’t stayed put in her 18 years of life.

From Kansas to Nebraska, she has experienced small schools and large schools. In the end, though, she came back to Hiawatha, where she had once-upon-a-time started preschool. After coming back at the beginning of her freshman year, she got right back into the swing of things by joining Forensics, Scholar’s Bowl, and clubs such as Red Hawk Readers and International Club.

However, there is one activity that has really captured her interest since her sophomore year: publications.

Glander has covered everything in her writing from how to get out of a conversation to original poetry in her two plus years as a journalist.

“I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas via editorials that can be found in the Stall Talk,” said Glander.  

It also helps that her favorite genre to write is editorials. She has a love for words and enjoys “stringing them together in meaningful passages,” as she puts it.

Not only has she contributed to her publications class, but the class has returned the favor.

“[I have learned to write] objectively and without playing to any one person’s emotions.”

            Journalism will also help her in her future as an English/Literary Arts educator and beyond.

Glander explains, “I think being a part of publications will help me to take an objective view on life and will keep me open to new ideas in a world that is constantly changing.”