Kim Lux

Kim Lux, new intern staff writer for The Corry Journal sits behind her desk in the newsroom.

The Corry Journal's newest addition began her adventure as an intern this week, and dove head first into the world of journalism.

Kim Lux, 21, from Lawrence Park, is a senior at Penn State Behrend and is majoring in English with a concentration in professional writing. 

Lux will be writing feature articles, doing interviews and taking photographs for The Corry Journal and Union City Journal Express.

"I wanted to do my internship somewhere close to home and in a position where I could learn hands on, and where I can get my feet wet with all aspects of the news process," Lux said. "I am excited to be here and to see what this brings opportunity-wise."

Lux has taken a class on news writing and reporting as well as a class about writing for the web. 

The Corry Journal Publisher Bob Williams is eager to help Lux further her education.

"It's always good to have an intern who's looking to continue in the field. Kim will be a great addition, and I look forward to helping her grow as a journalist."

Lux said her interest in journalism began at Iroquois High School.

"I always liked to read, and in high school, I also got into writing more," she said.

Lux's interest in journalism took hold during her junior year in college, after she transferred from Penn State main campus to Behrend, where she began to write for The Behrend Beacon.

Next semester, she will be the business and technical editor for the college-based publication.

Lux is the youngest daughter of Jeff and Diane Lux of Lawrence Park. 

Her hobbies include baking, reading, watching television and playing volleyball.

Although she is interested in the journalism industry, Lux doesn't have her future plans laid out yet. 

"Upon graduating, I'd like to work at a daily newspaper or magazine, but I'm just trying to enjoy these last few months before things get hairy," she said.

The winter weather makes Lux want to consider other options as well.

"Months like this make me think, 'Yeah, I'm gonna move south,'" she said.

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