It's time to leave Eastern Washington for 'boot camp'


Last updated 8/4/2022 at 10:22am

I officially began my internship at the Whitman County Gazette in January. I was 19 years old, a sophomore in college and contemplating what my future would look like.

I came from Detroit to reconnect with my family and friends, explore and grow.

Living in a crime-filled city like Detroit never had the glamor that Gotham did with its cape-wearing vigilantes. Just prior to the start of my internship, I had made the choice to consider the Army for the multiple benefits available toward my education and to begin a career in writing.

I had just ended things with a boyfriend and not so iron...

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