This was one of my favorite stories of the year because of the work it took to get it written. Our former Managing Editor, now Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Perkins wrote this piece. It took a lot of convincing to get her to even consider writing for my section, seeing as how she is a news girl. I always enjoy getting people out of their comfort zones, and pushing their boundaries. It turned out well, and I hope that she continues her life with the confidence that she is a good writer, regardless of the situation.