The New York Girl

Most 16 year olds are stressing over what colleges to go to and if they will get a car -But not Beacon high school senior Stevie Borrelo. A tennis and track star From Beacon, NY 45 minutes from the city in Duchess County, who loves going on road trips with her friends. Borrelo just became…

Co-ed change

 “I think it’s a bad idea, and my parents would be very upset.” These are the first words that Aisha Cooper said when I mentioned how some universities are letting students choose the sex of their roommate. The 19 year old who attends Spelman College thinks the idea is weird and that students would not be…

Soaring to New Heights With Aviation Queen Benet Wilson

Thursday, July 7th, American University’s summer newswriting class was joined via Skype by DC journalist Benet Wilson. The “Aviation Queen” shared her experiences working at the magazine “Aviation Week” and gave inspiring advice for her audience of aspiring journalists. Wilson put the young journalists to the tests, starting the class with a writing exercise, an…

A Skype Conversation with Benet Wilson

Last Thursday, on July 7th, our Discovering the World of Communication class met Benét Wilson; online managing editor for Aviation Week.  Unfortunately she couldn’t appear in person but was able to speak to us on Skype.  It helped show how new technology is very important for any journalist and especially for Benét Wilson, whose job it…

Carolyn Freeman Profile

Stephani Spindel Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 Carolyn Freeman Profile Carolyn Freeman was born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. She had a typical American childhood, playing violin since the age of five and sharing a household with four older brothers. Because her father is American and Jewish, and her mother is Cuban and Catholic, she experienced…

First Impression of Georgetown

Stephany Spindel Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 First Impression of Georgetown   As I walked down Joe Pozell Square I admired brick buildings around me. Cars and buses came to a stop, and trendy people shuffled past the intersection, shopping bags in one hand, and cell phones in the other.                                                                     …

Benet Wilson: What Aspiring Journalist Need To Know

The managing editor of Aviation Week and American University grad, Benet Wilson, virtually stopped by her alma matter to give us, NSLC and DWOC aspiring journalists, an insightful lesson on the importance of social media. Due to the combination of a lack of electricity and car troubles, Benet could not make the trip personally, but…

A Museum Honoring Those Who Should Never Be Forgotten

Truly, there are no words to describe the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A somber feeling is palpable upon first entering the four-story building in downtown D.C. Each visitor is handed a little booklet with someone who was a victim of the Holocaust. Each floor of the museum has a different focus.  The fourth floor…

Kids rock at neighborhood music camp

Julian Klingen is ready to rock. The 11-year-old is attending rock band camp at Middle C Music Store, a community music store in D.C.’s Tenleytown neighborhood that encourages musicians in all shapes and sizes. A D.C. native, he’s been taking guitar lessons at the store for the past year, and was excited about getting involved…