By Hudson Mu, age 14
Meet Nicolle Berroa, a 13 year old eighth grader from South Florida. Nicolle has been writing for the newspaper for a while now after being introduced to the program by her aunt who works with IndyKids. She wrote her first cover story for this Fall Issue.
Hudson: What social justice topics interest you most?
Nicolle: Some social justice topics that interest me the most include social inequalities in racism, sexism and homophobia, gun violence and income gaps. I feel very strongly about inter-social treatment.
Hudson: What do you think makes for good journalism?
Nicolle: I think that the truth is what makes good journalism.
Hudson: Why do you think journalism, and in particular youth journalism, are important?
Nicolle: I think journalism is important because . Youth journalism is especially important because it gives us a space to learn how to speak about the problems in our world.
Hudson: Who inspired you to start writing?
Nicolle: My sisters all wrote before me. They all inspired me to write.
Hudson: What are your hopes for your future?
Nicolle: In the future, I hope to become an anesthesiologist in neuro, pediatric, and cardiac anesthesia. I plan to go to John Hopkins University to achieve this.