Hey all, this is Jennifer Nievera signing in as your new Neighborhood News Correspondent for the summer. Unlike my fellow peers, I was not born and raised in Sacramento; I was born and raised in San Francisco, known as the Golden City or the City by the Bay. For years and years I grew up in the urban environment of the Bay Area. Life was fast paced and often changed for me. However, after 16 years of living in the Bay Area, my parents decided that it was time to move.
In June of 2013, we moved to Sacramento. Because we moved to a suburban home in a quiet town on the outskirts of Sacramento, the move was a huge change of environment for me. However, like my parents used to say: “Change isn’t always that bad.”
And they were right.
I am a junior enrolled at George Washington Carver High School. It is a small charter school located in Rancho Cordova that prides itself on the ideals and philosophies of the Waldorf education.
Attending Carver has made me develop more attention to the three essentials of schooling: Critical Thinking (head), Wholesome Action (hand) and Creative Expression (heart). Because of the school, I have become more aware of my world and how it works. After many months of attending Carver and learning many valuable lessons on the history of both domestic and international conflict and resolution, I have become extremely interested in the world news and affairs.
My new schooling environment has opened up my eyes to the world of activism and the truth. I have been inspired to speak out on a wide variety of topics: women’s rights in the 1970’s, Japanese-American rights in the eaves of World War II,
and the modern day employment and economy crisis. In the words of Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom,
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
The truth is what inspired me to start my road as a reporter. It saddens me greatly seeing millions of lives lost based on fiction and made-up controversy. As a human rights activist, I simply cannot stand aside and watch these millions die without a cause. I believe in nonviolence and it’s teachings. Therefore, I wish to share my voice. By starting my roots in the community, I hope to open my mind to new perspectives and become something greater one day.
Even though I recognize my skill sets and interests, my future remains ambiguous. As a Neighborhood News Correspondent, I hope to grow and develop valuable skill sets that I may be able to utilize in my future. I also hope that this opportunity will help me in choosing a path and ultimate goal in my life, both personal and professional.
Henceforth, from now until the end of summer, I am Jennifer Nievera, your new Neighborhood News Correspondent.
As a budding correspondent in the world of news reporting, I welcome any words of critique or feedback. I also welcome word of leads or matters that must be reported on.
I can be contacted anytime via email at: