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Zachary, Student

Zachary is a Summer Academy student from Las Vegas, Nevada and took our course, "Inside the UN/Law/Journalism."

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

I was looking for a short but worthwhile summer enrichment program. I found The School of The New York Times after scrolling on Instagram and I saw the advertisement. After looking at the website and choosing a course I was interested in, I decided to apply.

Which course did you take and why?

My uncle was a diplomat for the United States and I had never had a formal introduction to that material so I chose Inside the UN/Law/Journalism. I found it so cool that my program got to take a tour of the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan so that was a big factor in my decision for the course too.

What are your key takeaways from the course?

365体育备用网址My key takeaway would be the beauty of the United Nations. All of the different categories within the UN; coming together to make peace in the world is inspiring.

What does The New York Times mean to you?

365体育备用网址I always knew that the publication meant a lot to most. Whenever I did research for something in school and found an article from The New York Times, I knew it was trusted and written by somebody that knows what they are doing. Going to a program that is associated with The New York Times is special because of the individuals that it can attract.

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

365体育备用网址Having never been to New York City, I was curious to explore. Not only did The School of The New York Times give students the freedom to explore but also housed students in a top tier university located steps away from iconic destinations in New York City. Attending college in New York City is definitely a possibility after taking part in The School of The New York Times.

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

Listening to Sarah Maslin Nir, one of The School of The New York Times guest speakers, describe her job as a journalist made me take another look at becoming a writer. She said that she gets paid to do what she loves and that there is nothing more rewarding than making a change. She cited her article “The Price of Nice Nails” and how she came to write it. Sarah said that while living her life, she abides by the principle of keeping an eye out for something that is off because that is where the best stories can lie.

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