said her mom wants her to be the next Barbara Walters. Cassia
is one of the student journalists in the MTV reality show The Paper
. It features the daily grind involved in producing The Circuit, the multi-awarded newspaper of Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida. In fact, after two years in the paper, she is a major force to reckon with as far as the staff members go. Lately, however, she has been a little distracted because she works in the same newsroom as her boyfriend Trevor
, who is the layout editor. Although she was one of the frontrunners in the race for the editor-in-chief post, she instead got the news editor position, a promotion nonetheless from her former position as clubs editor.
Giana admits that she used to be really good friends with Amanda
, the overbearing and bossy former copy editor who was named editor-in-chief. However, she defends the rest of the staff's proclivity to bash Amanda behind her back, saying that she does have negative attitudes that she needs to work on. Giana says they are not jealous about Amanda getting the coveted post; they just do not feel that Amanda fits the job, since she lacks people and leadership skills necessary for running a paper. In the first episode, Giana civilly tried to inform Amanda about the prevalent sentiment against her winning and Giana says this is a last-ditch effort to save their friendship. But when Amanda refused to cave in and admit her shortcomings, Giana decides it is over.
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