Was it really just two days ago I was booking it to The New York Times and NBC headquarters like a New Yorker in 70 degree weather? It’s hard to fathom the dream-like memory of my time there especially since I return to begrudging school work and snow. However, the smiles and kind demeanor of my friends and peers helps the difficult transition. On our last day at the conference, I went to three wonderful sessions that not only provided yet more fresh story ideas but also simplified legal issues that often arise. I left the conference pumped and ready to implement all I learned into one thing I care a lot about: The Beacon! Besides gaining a wealth of information to better my skills as a reporter and hopeful future editor, I was also provided the opportunity to tour NBC and rub elbows with famous journalists, editors and more. Because I aspire to be like these amazing, successful and talented people, and one day take their place ;), I intently listened to all they had to say, all of their advice. I feel more prepared than ever before and more excited about the future of journalism. So hello again Beacon, goodbye for now New York…but don’t worry, I’ll be back.