Aileen Ramirez

Aileen Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief, Copy Editor

Senior Aileen Ramirez is Co-Editor-In-Chief and Copy Editor of “The Rosette” Newspaper. Ramirez joined “The Rosette Newspaper'' during her junior year and is returning her senior year to continue her passion for writing. Growing old, Ramirez begins to think about her future and has decided to become an army wife alongside her beloved husband, Jason Zacarias. Kidding! Though she loves her husband, Ramirez strives to be in the medical field and plans on becoming a radiologist. Ramirez also aspires to become a billionaire with her partner in crime due to their plan on slapping their lovejoy and success in the haters' faces. Being in Newspaper, Ramirez realizes she’s glad she didn’t end up dropping the class (she doesn’t want to talk about that era) and is thriving with her new staffer friends and amazing Co-Editor-In-Chief, Sophia Garcia (who she found in a dumpster?!).


An Author's Journey: Ramirez’ growth as a writer

Reported by: Isaac John


In her quiet place she is finally at peace, lighting her candle and opening up her journal. She is flurried with all the words that are coming into her mind, she picks up her pencil and begins to write all her thoughts onto each of the pages. One by one the pages begin to fill up showing how her writing has no ends.

Senior Aileen Ramirez has loved writing ever since she was 15, revealing how writing became a remedy for her past choices.

It had been hours and she had no intention of stopping. She was going to write all night if she had to. She was in her zone and nothing could stop her, sprouting into this new version of herself that she realizes isn't so new.

"Growing up, I was always incorporating it in some way," Ramirez said. "Now that I look back, I realize I've always been a writer. When I was six years old, I remember writing songs and about anything I saw or just about my life. I would try to find a way to make things metaphorical - like a butterfly felt like freedom.” 

Writing took a while for Ramirez to get, but eventually after experiencing the excruciating pain of her first heartbreak, her writing skills increased exponentially, eventually “coming to her like that.”

“After my first breakup, I used writing to cope with how I felt,” Ramirez said. “I wrote about things I wanted to say, things I couldn’t say, things he never let me say. When I am writing, no one can take my voice away.” 

Before her pen hits the paper, Ramirez lists out the messages she wants to tell and where she wants to go with her story.  

“I want the reader to know what I'm saying,” Ramirez said. “But usually, I have a lot of things going through my head and in order for me not to forget I jot down everything and plan out my structure. I brainstorm how to word it in a way that gets my point across.” 

While many struggle in their creative way, Ramirez finds herself building her own structure of writing, specifically nonfiction.

“You'll never see me making up a story about dragons and stuff.” Ramirez said. “I like writing about real things. One of my main goals of writing is for my audience to connect with what I'm saying. I especially want to connect with others who have experienced the same things I have.”

For Ramirez, writing is like her baby. She has worked to transform her skills from random thoughts into poetic messages. 

“My writing started out as scribbles and it was hard to be taken seriously,” Ramirez said. “At the start of high school, I had a hard time getting my ideas and messages across because I was young. But as I got older, I used my writings to get others to change their view on me.”

Ramirez’s strong emotional connection towards writing was due to the huge effect it had on her. The way writing has supported Ramirez through her tough times is her own way of showing her passion towards writing. 

“Writing impacted me so greatly because it really helped me find my way,” Ramirez said. “I struggled so much with heartbreak and betrayal by people I trusted. When I struggled with these hard realities, writing helped me through it in every way. Now, I have devoted my life to it and writing will always have a place in my life.”

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Thank you to Aj, Andrea, Sophia, Vida, Madi, and Ms. Sidhu for opening their hearts to me and being my biggest supporters! :)

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