My Journalism 1 class was oozing personality this semester. Can you tell?
There was a hurricane and a snowstorm and a trip to Dateline. We traversed the campus, meeting sometimes in the Natural Science building, sometimes in Library labs, sometimes in Library classrooms.
Through it all they did not complain, filed their stories (most of them), took their news quizzes, and came to class ready to learn, ready to have fun learning.
One student got an internship at Dateline (Johanna Waldron), two students got interviewed for internships at The Trisha Show (Maggi Elgendy and Jessie Pauli), and one student got a story published at thepurchasebrick.com (Hannah Ednie).
A smart bunch. Lots of potential!
Picture courtesy of Corinne Santiago.
Brittany at work in the BUST offices
When SUNY Purchase Senior Brittany Houlihan started her internship at BUST magazine at the start of this semester she had no idea it would “result in a freelance piece, a credit in the masthead, over 30 blog posts, and a lot of experience.”
But last week she handed me a bright pink folder containing a copy of the magazine and printouts of her blog posts. As I was leafing through her clips, she proudly showed me the masthead of the magazine with her name in print. That never gets old, does it?!
The magazine bills itself as being: “For Women Who Have Something To Get Off Their Chests.” Brittany says it’s “Feminist. Crafty.” She’s been a fan of the magazine since she was introduced to it last year and approached them about an internship earlier this year. In June, she got a call from their internship co-ordinator calling her in for an interview. Soon, she was in their 27th Street offices in Manhattan blogging up a storm.
Update: I went to see the show and it WAS great. Scott was funny, sincere and touching. Above all, boy can he sing!
Now THAT looks like a show you want to see, does it not?
That charming young man at the center of it all is one of my students: Scott Galina, a SUNY Purchase Journalism/Drama Studies double major who is doing a one-man show for his senior project.
The enticing poster was designed for him Purchase Graphic Design grad Kevin Burke with Scott’s input.
I’ve known Scott for some years now and he’s always impressed me with his wit, humor, and a writing style that oozes with personality.
No doubt all that will come into play in this piece, the culmination of his years at Purchase.