Tag Archives: University of Oregon

All in perspective

Sometimes, it really is necessary for a reality check. About a month ago, my boss took me out to a low-income high school to talk to the new journalists students there, since we are funding their journalism program as they … Continue reading

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It’s not just an internship: Introspection in the PDXSX

It’s day two on the job as a healthcare reporter at a street newspaper in downtown Portland. So far, I like it. There’s a lot more I could say about it, but everything is so new that to offer more … Continue reading

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The Exit Strategy

Let’s rewind four years back. I was 18-years-old and preparing to graduate high school from Hickory High in North Carolina. A question that I hated seemed to always come up: “What are you going to do after graduation?” I knew … Continue reading

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Settling into the Internship

Well, I’m about three and a half weeks into my internship. Let me tell you—I absolutely did not belong in a classroom. For anyone feeling like school is a waste of time, pulling you every and each direction that you don’t … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget About School

A week into my internship, I’ve found that I keep forgetting where I am and what I’m doing outside of work. Don’t worry, it’s not amnesia or anything else to be concerned about. Rather, I am putting myself in a … Continue reading

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A Tassel For Your Thoughts

As it gets closer to graduation, many members of my family have been forwarding other commencement speeches from universities that have already released their Class of 2012 into the world. Out of the many shared, two authors’ speeches deeply touched … Continue reading

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