Humans of LT: Q&A with future editor in chief Addie Salvosa


Addie Salvosa will be the next Editor-in-Chief of Vanguard News for the 2023-2024 school year. Photo Credit: Addie Salvosa

Katy Zhang, Editor-in-chief

Would you like to introduce yourself to our reader?

Hi everyone! I’m Addie, an incoming junior, and I love reading, writing, and journalism in general, and am extremely honored to be leading the Newspaper as editor-in-chief next year. I am obsessed with all things Taylor Swift and Gilmore Girls, and you can probably find me trying new coffee flavors or reading new books.

What are you most excited for as the new editor-in-chief of Vanguard News?  

I am most excited for building new connections with incoming newspaper staff members and helping enhance the existing Newspaper by diversifying it and trying new things.

What are some of the challenges you encountered during your time in newspaper? 

Some challenges that I have encountered during my time in Newspaper are time management and brainstorming article ideas. To combat this, I am working on being more organized and reading more diverse topics to help me come up with new article ideas.

What makes newspaper, the organization, special to you?

I have absolutely adored the time I have spent being in class chatting with fellow Newspaper members, prepping for competitions, and writing meaningful articles for our school. Our newspaper staff has an amazing bond, and I also believe that journalism is such an important part of people’s lives and it helps improve our society. Being in a class with people who have helped me enhance my abilities, personally and academically, has helped me grow and become a better person!

Do you enjoy leading a team? Why or why not?

Being a leader is something I strive to be because I enjoy meeting new people and hearing new perspectives. I like to stay organized, tackle new challenges, and help others so I believe these qualities help me lead a team successfully.

What are some lessons you’ve learnt along the way?

Some lessons I’ve learnt along the way are that students should not validate themselves through grades and mental health is so important. Yes, grades are important but they do not define who you are and are solely numbers that become a burden at times. There is more to life than grades! Also, being happy and focusing on your mental health is crucial to be successful, don’t be afraid to ask for help or talk about it, you are loved!

What are some of your goals for the newspaper as the new editor-in-chief?

Some goals that I have are to help Newspaper gain more popularity throughout the school and enhance/build on our good, journalistic environment in class.