Traveling for Journalism

D'Ajahnae Croft

Over the summer while many students were relaxing, senior Yesenia Camacho attended a journalism camp at Drake University to get more exposure to journalism. Camacho attended yearbook and photography classes. Out of the two, the yearbook class was her favorite.

“The yearbook was my favorite class because I learned lots of new things,” said Camacho.

Camacho was chosen to attend because she’s a yearbook editor. Two other yearbook editors, seniors Keilyn Torres and Briana Quezada also attended the camp.

“Overall, I wasn’t that afraid because Briana and Keilyn came with me,” said Camacho.

Although her friends were there with her, Camacho got to know other people after warming up to the environment of the camp.

“The first day that I got there I was nervous because it was a lot of new people but eventually, I got comfortable and talked to more people,” said Camacho.

Camacho had a good time and learned new things, but she also faced some challenges, encountering a few racist individuals.

“There were a couple challenges because some people were being rude to us because of our skin color, so after that, I wasn’t comfortable in social settings like the classes or lunchroom,” said Camacho.

Even though there were some issues, Camacho still remained calm, open minded and grateful for this opportunity.

“I had to understand that there are people around the world that are always rude because they can’t seem to understand that we live in 2018 and times are different,” said Camacho.

When asked about attending Drake University for college, Camacho wasn’t too thrilled.

“Drake University isn’t my first choice college at all,” said Camacho.

Camacho enjoyed her three day stay at Drake University despite all of the challenges. A lot of new information was learned to help her better her journalism skills. She’ll be ahead of everyone else when it comes to the yearbook, photography and writing articles.