Practicum – Week 14

This week at The Globe turned out really well considering the circumstances we started out with. Our News sections was completely absent of stories other than our typical United Student Government beat. Due to the announcement of the recent presidential election results, we decided to run an accompanying story about the new leadership. I trekked…

Practicum Week 13

We pulled together a great issue at The Globe this week. In receiving the weekly critique from our faculty adviser, Steve Hallock, he didn’t even have any edits for us. On Monday, I contributed to our Globe’s Point about professors trying to keep up with their syllabus despite not having enough time for the amount…

Practicum – Week 12

I contributed a lot of content to The Globe this week. I had a story on the front page, as well as a story in the opinions section and our monthly print of the arts & entertainment section. My front page story cleared some confusion about proper graduation attire under the headline Paylo clarifies dress policy…

Practicum – Week 11

It was a good Monday at The Globe. By 8:00 p.m., Emily and I were copy editing every section except News. I had an initial story for News fall through, so I picked up writing profiles for two United Student Government presidential candidates and one vice presidential candidate instead. Following my interviews I covered my…

A look at a loss of innocence in Stephen King’s “The Shining”

Anyone who has read The Shining by Stephen King could tell you that it’s pretty terrifying to read horror through a child’s perspective. Danny Torrance, a five year old boy who “shines” in his extra-sensory perception and ability to read minds, finds himself in a pretty precarious situation when his abusive, alcoholic father, Jack, loses his job…

Practicum – Week 10

This week was a tough one at The Globe. We don’t have many staff writers at the moment, and this issue was almost entirely written by editors on staff. I wrote/contributed to three articles on Monday. My first article was written from covering an event hosted by Future Educators of America (FEA) called “Spread the…

Practicum – Week 9

This week was a little crazy at The Globe. Our first week back from spring break proved to have a sluggish start. We had a few writers drop stories last minute. I was able to pick up a front page story about the honors and sports, arts, and entertainment students’ trip to New York City…

Practicum – Point Park Globe

This week at The Globe, we worked diligently to put together Issue 5. I had a few essential responsibilities this week. My first was to run the pitch meeting at 2:40 p.m. at the Center for Media Innovation. Emily Bennett, editor-in-chief, usually runs the meetings, but had a prior commitment. As second in command, I…

Personal Spotlight: Losing My Wallet in Amsterdam

Though I’ve been publishing a lot of my writings, I haven’t really told any of my personal experiences.  To put a face on my blog of the girl behind the keyboard, I’m going to tell you the story about the time I lost my wallet in a foreign country and the search that ensued to find…

Check Out These Bloggers

The Carly Collective: Linocuts Carly Casey is a fellow blogger in my Multimedia class.  I found her post about lino-cutting, an art form that involves carving linoleum and using pieces to stamp ink on paper or fabric.  She included a thorough description of each step in the process.  I thought the visual elements of the post really…

Activity Spotlight: Hiking

Hiking is one of my most treasured pastimes.  The benefits of this activity are overwhelming.  Hiking gives you the ability to exercise, explore, and take in the beautiful aspects of a natural setting.  One of the high points of getting out on trails is the calm sense of mind the woods instill.  I love the…

Concern for Climate Change

Editorial: With 2016 being adorned the title “hottest year on record,” climate change has become a serious issue facing the human race today.  Due to rising levels of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, temperatures are rising across the globe at a consistent rate.  There is overwhelming scientific evidence regarding this matter,…