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So long, Pine Knot readers

September is here. This means harvest fests, cooler weather and the beginning of school. As I begin my final year at the University of Minnesota Duluth, I will be leaving my internship at the Pine Knot News.

It has been an incredible experience, with so many learning opportunities. I was fortunate that I got to attend many fun events as a part of my work here. It was so much fun to be recognized as a member of the Pine Knot, and occasionally people would mention that they had read something I had written. My favorite part was reading the paper and seeing a page of photos from an event I had gone to.

As a fairly shy person, I was very nervous going and interviewing people. I preferred to be behind the camera documenting an event than to be asking people a lot of questions. This worked out well for a lot of the events I went to, but I also had a couple stories where I needed to talk to people in more depth. While not my favorite, these were good times for personal growth. I certainly learned a lot about what I want to do in my future career and what I might be less suited for.

Thank you to all the readers and the Pine Knot folks for an interesting summer.

If you’d like to serve as an intern next summer, and are a high school student, let us know of your interest by emailing [email protected]