All posts by Shine Cho

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Paula Pecorella

An extensive background check on Active Voice fellow Paula Pecorella will reveal that she was arrested at seventeen. This has led to some uncomfortable conversations with employers, she said, but she can explain. As a senior, Pecorella led an investigation...

/ August 25, 2017

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Savannah Robinson

When a group of Oakland High School boys created an Instagram account targeting her friends, Active Voice fellow Sabby Robinson took to the airwaves to talk about sexual harassment. At the time, Robinson was a graduating senior at Oakland High...

/ August 25, 2017

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Naba Siddiq

As editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper, Naba Siddiq wanted her staff to cover issues beyond what was going on with sophomore parking and campus rallies. So did her staff. For the first time in years, her campus paper, La...

/ August 25, 2017

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Melissa Gomez

Melissa Gomez is here to tell you that you can’t fake it until you make it. A rising senior at the University of Florida, she’s taking this school year off to report full time for the Tampa Bay Times —...

/ August 25, 2017

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Jamie Crockett

Active Voice fellow Jamie Crockett wanted to be the next Oprah. She grew up in East St. Louis, Missouri, a place she says is home for many budding athletes but not for media personalities. Despite not having any role models...

/ August 25, 2017

Signing Off: Shine Cho

Two weeks after my freshman year in college, I retreated to my favorite spot in my hometown of South Pasadena, California. Tucked away on a corner of a one way street is a poorly ventilated little coffee shop with mismatched...

/ August 23, 2017