How would you contribute to the overall diversity of this school.

Although I may appear to be a typical male suburbanite from the predominantly white Monroe Township, I have intimately known and collaborated with a most diverse group of staff members through my experiences with the Monroe Falcon newspaper. As the layout editor and later a co-editor-in-chief of my school newspaper, I have played an important role in its development and production over the years; this full-time job has required me to understand and work with people of countless different backgrounds, ages, races, and dispositions.

I spend almost twenty hours a week working for the newspaper at school, time that includes frequent meetings at unusual hours. There is nothing quite like the experience of getting to know my colleagues over hot slices of pizza in the production room at 10 P.M. on a Monday night. We have bonded through episodes such as these, and I now spend even more time out of school socializing with my friends from the newspaper.

While working late nights laying out articles before a deadline, it is perfectly commonplace for Alejandro Sosa, one of our Executive Editors, to dive into a diatribe against Sean, our blue-eyed, blonde-haired Business Manager, for being a "racist fascist white oppressive pig."...

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