birdcages 2 / 11 Jan 1, 2012 #1Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (1000 character maximum):The President of the Hip-Hop Club, a tall teenager, shuts off the speakers, and I shake his hand. "Thanks for interviewing with me," I say. "Can you tell me a little about your club?"The boy grins. "A lot of people just see us as kids making too much noise, and that's what hip-hop started out as: folks who didn't have money but made sure they were heard. It's important that message and culture are spread, so we appreciate the publicity.""It's my pleasure," I laugh, scribbling down the quote. I've been the editor of my school's newspaper for two years, and this is why I'm absolutely in love with it.Every editorial and feature story that we publish is a way for students to put up messages that they think should be seen. Society changes and the world is kept human by people who make themselves heard, and I hadn't understood their need for a platform to do so until I joined The Patriot. That realization is what gave way to my passion for art and my desire to communicate through it.Too abstract? I had another draft where I talked about my duties & the time I spent on the newspaper, but it felt really dry and just like I was listing facts that they could see on my extracurricular activities list anyway, so I tried a different approach.Thanks in advance!