Amazing Grace. That’s what I like to call my grandma, Grace Otte. She’s 95 years old and is nothing short of amazing. She raised five kids on her own and found time to help others and their children as a nurse all the while. She speaks multiple languages and has lived in multiple countries. She… Continue reading What my grandmother’s love of the Iditarod taught me about the news
Realtors like to say there are two kinds of homebuyers: the fixer-uppers and those who prefer to invest in the new. The fixer-uppers’ rationale lies in that old homes have character; they preserve history in their ornate antiqueness. There’s also a sense of security that comes with the knowledge that they have served several generations well—despite… Continue reading Newsprint nightmare, or digital dilemma?
Whirrr. Squeeeak! Swoosh. Kerplunk! These are the sounds of a bicycle’s wheels spinning across pavement, its brakes screeching to a slower speed, a newspaper being whipped through the air and then subsequently plopping onto someone’s doorstep. These sounds, according to my dad, are the familiar sounds from when he used to help his “big bro”… Continue reading New Lanes: Driving Content
Podcasts are like mini-vacations. To start, they serve as an escape from the reality of our daily lives. While vacations physically lead us away, podcasts help us to travel mentally. Rather than exploring new scenes with our eyes, we listen and explore new ideas, stories and news with our minds. Both aid us in our… Continue reading Podcast Paradise
Early last week, I submitted the last of my application materials for my Linked Bachelors-to-Masters program. In the words of The College of Communications, Arts and Sciences, “This linked plan is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge in journalism, building on acquired fundamentals, while progressing through the program efficiently and effectively.” Basically, it was… Continue reading Hear Nebraska … and then my sigh of relief
It was one of those hazy, late-summer afternoons. The air was heavy and still, the lawn about as dull a green as it could get—the classic, borderline yellow-brown of thirsty grass. At the edge of this grass, where it met the taller weeds that marked the end of the yard, lurked a little gray creature… Continue reading Social Media: A Moving Target
We’ve all been there: we gripe and pity ourselves over how late into the night we’ve slaved over our homework assignment, and then once we finally get it submitted, brush our teeth and climb into our beloved beds, what do we do? We grab our phone to “just set our alarm.” I’m just going to… Continue reading The Mobile Majority: Mind Over Mass Media