La Pluma chooses new staff members

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Vivian Chiang

It’s the time of the year again when La Pluma officers select a new round of talented staff members. Four newly accepted students share their thoughts on writing and La Pluma.

 

pallaviPallavi Komma (9)

EE: Why did you apply to be a staff member for La Pluma?

“Next year I want to be in El Estoque, so I want some prior experience in being in a magazine. La Pluma is a way to experience that.”

EE: Why do you enjoy writing?

“It is a way to express my feelings without actually taking action.”

EE: What are the skills you think you will acquire in the future from La Pluma?

“I applied as staff artist. I want to be able to work on digital graphic design and online content.”

 

valerieValerie Lee (10)

EE: Why did you apply to be a staff member for La Pluma?

“I thought the club would be really fun because I know some people in the club and it’s all about writing. I want to learn more and read other people’s writing to further improve mine.”

EE: Why do you enjoy writing?

“Storytelling is my favorite thing.”

EE: What are the skills you think you will acquire in the future from La Pluma?

“I want to be more creative. I can learn more about collaboration because I’ve only done individual writing in my literature classes.”

 

bhavnaBhavna Sud (10)

EE: Why did you apply to be a staff member for La Pluma?

“I’ve never seen my writing published before and I want other people to see my writing. I also love writing and I just want more time writing.”

EE: Why do you enjoy writing?

“I like writing because it is a filter for my mouth, so I don’t just say what I’m thinking I get to edit it. It lets me express my thoughts in a way that people understand.”

EE: What are the skills you think you will acquire in the future from La Pluma?

“Definitely talking to people because we have to interview a lot of people, so I will get to experience meeting new people.”

 

anusikhaAnusikha Halder (9)

EE: Why did you apply to be a staff member for La Pluma?

“I’ve always loved creative writing and I think La Pluma is a really good outlet to explore what I can do with writing. It allows for boundaries to be set so I can push myself. It is also collaborative so I can play off other people’s ideas. Everyone is immensely talented so I really want to work with them.”

EE: Why do you enjoy writing?

“Writing is just another art medium for me. It is the only way I can express myself – the way I choose to look at things. Words are the way I use to paint my expressions and dreams and visions.”

EE: What are the skills you think you will acquire in the future from La Pluma?

“I want to meet really cool writers, which I think I will because I’ve seen some of the previous works and they were amazing. Everyone is really nice. I just want to learn to be a better writer and someone who can work with other people.”