On Saturday, April 1st, three students traveled to Harvard University to attend the Spring Innovation Conference with the Harvard Crimson, the daily student newspaper of Harvard University run by Harvard College undergraduates. The innovation conference is a one day event for high school journalists.
Seminars on different aspects of journalism were offered ranging from Investigative and Data Journalism to the basics of Python, a programming language. The keynote speaker was Nkem Ifejika who is a presenter on the BBC World Service Newsday program. The students also went on a private tour of the building including the printing press, as Harvard is one of the only schools in the nation to print their paper in house. The conference ended with a panel of current Harvard students who spoke about student life and offered advice for college applications.
Sophomore and WBKS member, Makayla Bullard, enjoyed the experience saying, "I've been interested in studying computer science since taking a class at Bishop Kearney. It was great to learn more about how two of my interests, journalism and computer science, can be used together. Hearing from Computer Science Majors at Harvard has strengthened my desire to study it in college."