Volunteering with the Gauntlet has been a grounding experience. Not only, have I been able to learn a lot about writing within different categories of a newspaper; but as a volunteer, I have been given the grace and freedom to build my creativity. The Gauntlet has given me creative freedom to develop my art and writing without an academic purpose. My voice, my ideas, my experiences can all be shared within this community. I hope to continue to continue to contribute to the Gauntlet in the future.