Ella blu Pakele is a second-year journalism student in her junior year. During her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and going to the beach. She is involved in extracurriculars, such as Student Council, PAAC Club and is a part of the Sacred Hearts Marching Band Color Guard. To Ella, being a journalism student means she can investigate hard-hitting issues and bring forth both perspectives, to better her own and the readers’ understanding. She looks forward to learning more about her community and the many compelling stories it has to share. After the pandemic is over, Ella hopes to continue her writing and bring greater focus to how the pandemic has affected local communities.