After thinking about my high school best friends and coming across the Facebook profiles of people I went to middle school with, I realized that going to LVA instead of Cheyenne and leaving Vegas for Reno to attend UNR were two of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Both took me out of my comfort zones and into atmospheres where I didn’t know many people, didn’t know the lay of the land, didn’t know what would happen.
First off, I have to say that I stole this idea from Craig Kanalley. It’s my second year going, and I just love the atmosphere of meeting other journalists who can talk nerdy with me. You are the people who enrich my experience as a journalist and remind me to keep the big picture in mind. So, thanks.