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COLUMN: Athletes asked me to 'soul search,' so here's the truth to being a student journalist

The term "student journalist" is often misinterpreted and, to be blatantly honest, I understand why.

But is it really fair to put the words student and journalist right next to each other?

Now, I understand why that's the case. At Central Michigan Life, I am a sports journalist who also attends classes, studies for exams, spends countless hours at the library and casually enjoys college life.

The misunderstanding of a student journalist enters the realm when fellow students, athletes, administrators and residents in the area miss the point that we set professional standards for ourselves and aim to uphold that reputation.