Feeling the Bern
Senior Sophie Amick stands up for what she believes in.
Sometimes taking a stand for what you believe can be out of someone’s comfort zone in today’s society. Not everyone is going to hold the same values and beliefs as someone else, and it can be overwhelming to do something completely out of the ordinary. After harassment for her political views, junior Sophie Amick was scared to speak her mind. Amidst the Trump supporters in Indiana and at Carroll High School, she stood strongly for Bernie Sanders.
“Even though I didn’t think he was going to win, I still supported his ideas. Sure, some of them were far-fetched, but think about it. Those ideas wouldn’t have made it through Congress,” said Amick.
She is firm believer in Pro-Choice and thinks women should be able to make the decision concerning abortion.
“It’s a woman’s body, and she should have the decision on what to do with it. She shouldn’t have to listen to those who have no idea what she’s going through,” said Amick. As a supporter of the Planned Parenthood Organization, she thinks women should have somewhere to go when in need. She also believes medical marijuana should be legal.
Aside from her political views, Sophie is a typical teenager who likes to spend time with her boyfriend and go to Chick-fil-a. She can either be found scarfing down a 12 piece of chicken nuggets and watermelon mint lemonade or hanging with Samuel.
“The craziest thing i’ve ever done is sneak out of my house and spend the night with him. I guess it’s called being a teenager. I don’t want to look back on my life and regret the chances I didn’t take. I want to live in the moment and enjoy every moment I’m given,” said Amick.
One of the chances Sophie wants to take is skydiving. “I’m a huge adrenaline junkie, and I’m down for anything that’ll give me a rush,” said Amick. Even though she likes to take risks, Sophie loves going to school, and she is very involved in yearbook.
By taking on a leadership role this year in her publications class, Sophie has found her passion within yearbook.
“I love creating something that is all mine, something completely unique to me. It’s something that I’m in control over, and I love doing my own thing,” said Amick.
As student life editor, she gets to dive into people’s lives and really find interesting things out about her peers.
”My favorite thing is being able to discover things about people I never would have known by looking at them. I love creating a story with the yearbook,” said Amick.
With a new teacher coming in this year, Sophie and her fellow staff members want to change things up.
“I really want to personalize the yearbook to everyone in our school. I want them to look at it and get chills. Everyone should have their shining moment, and it’s my job to give it to them,” said Amick.