In a year full of firsts, many people in Grand Traverse County are adding one more thing to their list—voting, reports White Pine Press co-editor in chief Kathryn Fournier DePauw in this week's cover story. “I felt like it was long overdue, honestly. And a level of relief,” explained Traverse City resident Bridget Bernhard, a 26-year-old Renewable Energy Technology student who is registered to vote for the first time. She never felt that voting was a priority. Pick up your copy of the student-run newspaper at Northwestern Michigan College at locations around Traverse City, or read it online here: https://bit.ly/2GUl0HR. If you're interested in contributing to the White Pine Press contact us at [email protected].