Everything I need to know I learned from Journalism

We, the staff of The Mav, reflect on the lessons we’ve learned from this class.


Alejandro Aguilar Rubio

Staff members of The Mav learn a lot from the daily work we do to improve our newspaper.

Don’t be afraid to try something new.

Be nice to your librarians and school secretaries.

Always check to make sure no one around you can’t eat gluten.

Ask more questions about what you need or want to know.

Asking questions and asking for help are sometimes needed.

Baked foods and candy make everything better (especially when the baked goods are made by DJ).

Grammar is everything.

Friends don’t let friends use apostrophes incorrectly.

You don’t have to be a writer to write.

Even if you think you’ll be in trouble, write it anyway.

Check margins before doing anything of significance.

Everything is a story.

People really aren’t that scary to talk to.

Unbalanced discussions aren’t discussions

Your headlines should always be complete sentences.

If you talk to people the right way, you get money for the print edition.

Don’t be afraid to put your thoughts and beliefs out there.

Express your thoughts respectfully without tearing people down.

Even if you don’t know how it’ll end up, just sit down and start.

Be on time.

Don’t be afraid to take risks.

Value nice conversations.

You can’t do better if you don’t ask for help

Always check your sources.

There are always multiple sides to every story.