Meet the 2021-2022 Bugle Staff Contributing Writers!
During the first few weeks of the school year, the Bugle staff’s contributing writers began working on a journalistic exercise—the art of the profile. On a designated day, every writer brought in a prop that he/she believed represented a personality trait, hobby, passion, interest, or memory. They were then split into pairs in which one staffer interviewed the other, asking questions about the prop and its significance to the staffer’s life, as well as recording the visual atmosphere of the interview with pictures. Taking the information from the interview, the writers formed a cohesive profile of their partner, filled with details, quotes, and get-to-know-you facts. However, there was a caveat—after writing an in-depth profile, the staffers had to condense their work using more succinct language—first, the word limit was 350 words, then 250, then 150. The goal was to convey the most meaningful information with the most concise language.
The finished product? Seventeen short, informative, and engaging introductions to the seventeen individuals on this year’s writing staff! We hope you enjoy the pieces created by the contributing writers below.