Just after the 2016 US elections, I enrolled in an introductory journalism class at the astounding Cabrillo Community College in Aptos, CA. I had the opportunity to learn a little about writing the news from experienced, talented, and inspiring journalist Brad Kava. I also worked with a small team of dedicated students to produce a simple but quality paper, as often as we could get our act together and send it to the printers. We poured our hearts into it. Here are a couple of the articles I wrote that apply beyond campus.