“It’s always been about reading and writing and creating new things,” junior Laramie Knox said. “Newspaper is just a more specified kind of creation.”
As an incoming junior, Knox has begun to find her place in multiple organizations here at Bell High School. Knox is first chair varsity bassist in orchestra, is part of the theatre department, and is entering her first year in Wisecracks, the improv troupe here at Bell.
And these are just to name a few.
Although Knox has been a writer for quite some time, she didn’t become interested in journalism until this past year.
It fascinated her that newspapers are “always changing” and are never the same material.
“In the age of social media, I feel like a piece of paper we hand them every 12 weeks isn’t enough,” she said. “This year we want to interest students more and be more than just the kid who took your photo at the football game.”
When asked about her plans after high school, Knox said that she hopes to pursue a career in fashion, maybe as a fashion magazine editor.
“I’d be the female Bill Cunningham,” Knox said.
Knox hopes to study at either The University of Texas in Austin or go to school in New York.
“I fell in love when I went two years ago,” Knox said. “Here, everybody knows everybody but there- you get to find your place. Nobodies can be somebodies.”
Knox is excited about being part of the newspaper staff and cannot wait to see what the year has in store.