One article in which I showed initiative was the Cheers for Children "Teen Voice reaches out to the community for Thanksgiving". This was my first main article and all that was required of me was to interview the club members and teachers about the Thanksgiving baskets. But I did not want to do any ordinary article, I didn't want to cover an event, I wanted to show the human story behind the event. So I went to the actual time when they were passing out baskets and was there for approximately 2 and a half hours, covering the event and interviewing families who were getting baskets.
Another article in which I showed initiative was the "Dragon Talks: a one-of-a-kind 'passion project' for seniors". I only had to get three different quotes, but I interviewed nearly every single senior who gave a speech in the classroom I was in. I also interviewed three different teachers and two students, giving the article a very strong sense of variety. I also provided an explanation of each of the speeches of the seniors I mentioned.