Catlin Gabel alumna and former CatlinSpeak editor, Lauren Fogelstrom ’15, published an article in USA Today on Oct. 6. She originally wrote the article about the Tobacco to 21 Act for The Daily Free Press, which is an independent newspaper on her Boston University campus.
“USA Today has a college news section so I believe they just emailed my editor and asked if they could repost it on their website,” Fogelstrom stated when asked about how her article got published by the major media outlet.
“It’s a really exciting and rewarding feeling to know my writing is published on a national news site!” commented Fogelstrom.
The Tobacco to 21 Act is a proposal to raise the national smoking age to 21 years old. “The Tobacco to 21 Act already has the support from 10 senators who believe it will save lives and benefit the health of Americans, according to a Wednesday press release from Markey’s office,” stated Fogelstrom in the article.
To write the article, Fogelstrom interviewed several Boston University professors and Boston residents.
Fogelstrom is currently a journalism major, but she is unsure about which specific path she will pursue in the future. She said, “I’m staying pretty open-minded about it all, but I love exploring stories so I’m sure some type of journalism will have a place in my future.”