Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership


Sonja Anderson

Sonja Anderson
First Year
Midland, MI

Journalism, especially today in this insane political climate, is not a responsibility that should be taken lightly … As journalists, even in a setting as small as a high school, we have a duty to educate our readers, and we have a duty to do that in a socially responsible way … My newspaper staff is composed of a female majority staff, of young, mostly liberal people in a conservative community. This year, our entire editorial board is composed of women. And I think that that is powerful. As young women, we are leading student journalism: producing a paper decorated with countless state awards, earning respect from our peers and teachers, and creating something that we are proud of. As an editor, I hope that my guidance towards fellow female students, and all students, will not only inspire them to take up journalism, but also to make a leader of themselves.