Tag: journalism

“Graduation day” for the next generation of media leaders

By Frank LoMonte As an inquisitive tween growing up in the Los Angeles suburbs, Shine Cho regularly defied the family rule of silence at the dinner table. “I always asked questions. I really wanted to know about current events. I...

/ April 25, 2017

Bad News

I counted feet in iambic pentameter in my freshman English class, discussed literary devices the following school year, identified rhetorical devices in AP Language as a junior, and wrote analytical essays my senior year. For all the Shakespeare I remember...

/ January 13, 2017

Why I’m Here

“Sweetheart.” “Honey.” “You can’t be serious.” “That’s an inappropriate thing to say.” I’ve received these comments in actual professional settings, as well as in my positions as a student journalist. I’ve been disrespected, ignored, and not taken seriously on the...

/ October 11, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

By Shea Smith Sophie Gordon was born in Fuzhou, China and moved to the United States when she was just ten-months-old. After living roughly a year-and-a-half in Iowa, her family moved to St. Charles, Missouri before she left for college...

/ September 6, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Sunshine Cho

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sunshine Cho

By Holly Speck Sunshine Cho has a confession to make. Before she was a rising sophomore at the University of California, San Diego, 7-year-old Shine ‘borrowed’ her father’s credit card and subscribed to a two-year TIME Magazine subscription. Luckily, Shine’s...

/ August 30, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Nashwa Bawab

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Nashwa Bawab

As a Muslim girl living in Texas, it was hard to find my voice at first. After 9/11, my dad would try to explain to me what hate was and instances I might come across it in life. I felt...

/ August 26, 2016