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Ainsley, Student

365体育备用网址Ainsley is a Summer Academy student from Sonoma, California and took our course, "Inside the UN/Tech/Sustainability."

Why did you come to The School of The New York Times?

365体育备用网址I needed to see if journalism was the career for me. What better place to do that than The New York Times?

What was your favorite part of Summer Academy?

365体育备用网址My favorite part of the course was finding my people. At home, and even away at school, not many teens my age want to discuss politics or ways to sustain our planet. But in New York, I found people who I could finally connect with. In class, we had extensive discussions on all aspects of politics and world affairs. It is safe to say that I made lifelong friends and I cannot wait to witness the amazing things they will accomplish in the future.

What does The New York Times mean to you?

365体育备用网址To me, The New York Times symbolizes integrity and responsibility. It is the voice of reason in a strange and chaotic world. It’s honesty. The New York Times is real news, not fake news. It’s thousands of people, fanning the globe, in an attempt to bring us the true facts. That’s a gift from The Times to us.

What does it mean to you to study in New York City?

365体育备用网址New York City is a world mecca for new ideas. It is so easy to be inspired by the smallest things. In fact, inspiration is everywhere you look. There are so many people on the street every day. It’s fascinating to think about what their lives are like. Having the chance to interview them provides a fascinating perspective on different lives.

What do you think you want to be when you grow up?

365体育备用网址Deciding what I want to be when I grow up is difficult for me because I have so many interests. I know that I want to represent oppressed people, here in America and abroad. That means that I could be a foreign news correspondent, run a political campaign, or become an international human rights attorney at The Hague.

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