Introducing Joseph Apodaca

Joseph Apodaca is currently entering his freshman year at Cal State Long Beach, where he plans to major in Journalism and minor in Communications. A graduate of Downey High School, he always enjoyed writing. During his four years of high school, he said he tried to "make the most of it and get involved" by dedicating himself to the water polo team both as a player and team manager, the swim team, and the yearbook staff as a writer. While writing for the school yearbook, he gained insight as a journalist not only by writing, but also being apart of the editorial board as Copy Editor, where he read and edited all the stories before publication. He raved about working with an "amazing staff and Ms. Napoli, who is equally amazing" and claimed Downey's yearbook staff "hasn't seen the last of me." Apodaca, a fraternal twin, enjoys frequent visits to theme parks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood with his annual passes, game nights, and going out to dinner with friends. He applied for the internship at the Downey Patriot as a stepping-stone for his journalism career. Interview by Gaby Coya ********** Published: August 21, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 18