My name is Matthew Mikus, and I am a journalism sophomore at Michigan State University. My journalism career began my sophomore year in high school when I joined my school yearbook. I consider myself more of a photographer than a writer. When I came to college, I realized that I wanted to study something where I can get involved with other people on a daily basis. What other job gives you the chance to cover crime, sports or talk to people about their everyday lives?
One of my goals as a journalist is to tell stories. I have always enjoyed hearing about unique people or unusual events. I sometimes meet new people and think to myself “I wonder what made this person who they are today?” It seems cliché, but if you think about it, no two people have the exact same experience or lifestyle. As a writer, I hope to someday write a novel. I’m not sure what it will be about, but I am pretty sure I can think of something.