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Bella Gollomp
Isabella Gollomp ’15 is a people’s person.  Bella loves people. And people have a habit of loving her back. So it is no surprise that interviews are her favorite part to journalism.

“I love getting to sit down with all these interesting people, and being able to hear their story and share that with the world” Gollomp said, calling conducting an interview both a major responsibility and also a great gift.

Bella joined Inklings her sophomore year, but said with a laugh, “I didn’t get good until last year.” She’s not so proud of some of her older stuff, but takes it in stride. She knows the bad articles led to the good ones. Everyone has to start somewhere, right?

She’s really proud of her article on Andrew Accardi’s passing last year. She says it was so hard to write about such a sad subject, but that she was really invested in getting the story covered right, and in a respectful way.

Bella was invited to the Accardi house and sat down with Andrew’s father, Frank. She felt so welcome, even though she was hesitant to take the story at first. It was such an emotional topic, Gollomp says, but she wanted to test herself, and push her limits.

“The most important thing in journalism” Gollomp said, “is just taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone to get the best possible story.”

Gollomp still talks to Frank Accardi. She gets updates about Andrew’s Army, the charity founded in Accardi’s passing.

Bella’s empathy and tact has led her to write harder stories, with more sensitive topics. Her personality lets her make friends on the way.


Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

Jun 04, 2015
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Jan 09, 2015
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Oct 27, 2014
Starbucks releases new holiday drink (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
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Oct 12, 2014
Pretty in pink (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
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Jun 20, 2014
You’ve got a friend (Story)
May 22, 2014
Friends and family remember Andrew Accardi (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
Gaggle gone viral (Story)
Apr 21, 2014
Staples juniors to travel to Singapore this summer (Story)
Mar 11, 2014
TAG Gala Event Raises $17,000 (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
An army remembers Andrew Accardi (Story)
Jan 31, 2014
The wheels on the bus go round the clock (Story)
Dec 20, 2013
From big stress to best-dressed (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Staff remember JFK (Story)
Sep 20, 2013
Get Rallied Up: Pep Rally Emcees (Story)
Apr 12, 2013
Hidden Gems: Classes with Low Enrollment Prove to Be Underappreciated (Story)
Feb 15, 2013
A Chorus Line: Behind the Scenes (Story)
Jan 03, 2013
Slideshow: Remembering Sandy Hook, Newtown, Conn. (Story/Media)
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Sep 21, 2012
To Catch A Cheater (Story)
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