For the second issue of the year, I took initiative when I wrote my news story about a same-sex couple on Homecoming court. Abbey and Tori had just gotten nominated and we thought there should be a story about them in the paper, but deadline was approaching. I agreed to write it anyway, and rushed around doing research, getting interviews and compiling the story in about three days. It wasn't the best writing I've down all year, but I'm proud of how I was able to work on just a tight schedule and still produce quality work.
I also feel I have taken initiative during the editing process. I am very thorough with my editing, and I make a lot of suggestions on people's stories. I go through each of Lindsay's stories every issue and edit sentence by sentence (and I'm lucky enough that she does the same for me). I have even helped to rewrite certain articles/graphics when we are on deadline.