Unmasked: A super-sized love affair

“Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names.” Those were words May Parker uttered to her superhero nephew Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s iconic Spider-Man 2. Those words, however, push past Peter, and resonate with an audience grounded in the real world; a world full of little boys who tie…

Non-journalist Angelica Das still delivers the news

“I am not a journalist,” confessed Angelica Das to a group of twenty or so teenage professional newswriting hopefuls. And yet, she still had some “hard-hitting” information to offer students. Das, the Associate Director at the Center for Social Media at American University, kicked off her presentation by asking students to take a mind-trip back…

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Anything but boring: Janae Cephas

There are four adjectives 16-year-old Janae Cephas uses to describe herself. Supportive. Nice. Introverted. Boring. Cephas, though, is anything but boring. The Laurel Maryland Catholic high school student is no stranger to shouldering leadership positions. A rising junior, Cephas is involved in a myriad of extracurricular activities, one being “Poms,” a sport combining cheerleading and dance. Cephas…