The Paw Print

Mia Emerson
I am Mia Emerson, Editorial Cartoonist and Feature Editor of the Paw Print. I’m 17 years-old and a senior here at Plainfield South. Originally, I was a junior member of the Paw Print in my sophomore year but had to take a gap year from the paper due to conflicts in my schedule. Now that I am back, I couldn’t be happier because working on the newspaper is a joy that allows me to be a voice for the student body!

Originally, I joined journalism because it was recommended to me at the end of freshman year and at first I was skeptical. However, the group behind this paper is so friendly and welcoming they became my family in no time! This tight-knit group of ours encourages me to break out of my shell and write stories on things I never would have imagined reporting on. Some favorite articles I wrote were the Paws or Claws: Nike Boycott and the editorial Puppy mills ruin dogs; adopt from shelters with the corresponding editorial cartoon.

However, despite the encouragement of my newspaper family, I am most comfortable with the entertainment side of the newspaper, especially editorial cartooning! Editorial cartooning is an extension of my passion for illustration which I plan to pursue after high school. I won 1st in both sectionals and conference for editorial cartooning in Journalism competitions sophomore year, which allowed me to go to the state finals.

This year I look forward to being more involved with the newspaper's creation while working alongside my journalist friends. I also hope we’ll be back in school by the time competition season rolls around because I always look forward to that! Let’s have a great year, everyone!

Mia Emerson, Feature Editor, Editorial Cartoonist

Nov 17, 2020
Cross country loves the number seven: (Story)
Nov 06, 2020
The political age of social media (Story)
Oct 02, 2020
Mia’s Opinion About the First Debate (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
Spectacular cover of “If You Want Me To Stay” made to save live music (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
Art confidence & affecting the future (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Puppy bowl: big game for charitable animal lovers (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
South’s newest club offers safe place for students, offers support (Story)
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Mia Emerson