At the heart of every story is struggle. As part of the Visual Journalism program at Western Washington University, students learn to tell compelling stories by focusing on the challenges and obstacles people confront as they journey through life in search of passion, meaning and happiness. In the Digital Media in Journalism course, students create video profiles that combine writing, audio and visual components. These videos were planned, shot and edited in 10 weeks. For many students, this was their first experience working with video. Their work speaks volumes to their commitment to storytelling and their compassion for the truth.