Two aspiring journalists have joined The Independent and ABiz staffs as summer interns. Elizabeth Rose, a Lake Charles native and journalism senior at UL Lafayette, is editor-in-chief of the university’s student newspaper The Vermilion and has won Society of Professional Journalists awards in feature and news writing, as well as two Best of the South awards in news writing. Lafayette native Katie Macdonald is a junior in mass communication at LSU and is managing editor of Legacy, LSU’s student magazine.

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