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About misstiana

I am a Liberal Studies major at Vanguard University. This is my fourth and final year of study as an undergraduate. It is my aspiration to become an exciting and effective educator for the public elementary school as quickly as possible. I consider myself to be very multifaceted. I dabble in several differing hobbies and love learning new ones. I spend my time doing anything from studying, reading, and cooking to solving Rubix cubes, playing video games, and making friendship bracelets. I am a child at heart and enjoy the little things in life. There is nothing like sipping a good cup of coffee and a good laugh to make the day a bit brighter.

Getting the Goods

Poynter.org recently produced a list of 10 ways to find stories other journalists are missing.  The article suggested that finding unique stories and capturing various perspectives takes effort and practice.  This list is designed to make finding those one of … Continue reading

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Food Jabber

I was reading the L.A. Times and discovered an article regarding a food safety bill that passed by the Senate.  The Food Safety and Modernization Act would require improved planning and record-keeping by food producers and would give the Food … Continue reading

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On the News Front

Front pages of newspapers capture the attention of consumers, ultimately coaxing them into a purchase decision.  Today, there were three front page designs that reeled me in and set the hook. The first, comes from the Bakersfield Californian.  The top … Continue reading

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Museum quality artwork? No problem for this 8-year-old

This morning, as I was eating my cereal and reading this morning’s news, I encountered a feature article entitled “She’s just 8, yet she’s painted art worth $250,000.”  Autumn de Forest, who turns 9 this month, appeared on the today … Continue reading

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New Views on Interviews

Until reading “The Art of the Interview” by Lawrence Grobel, I thought interviews were nothing more than a nervous conversation between a more interesting individual than yourself, a time of seat squirming ,forced smiles, and nods.  But the reality is … Continue reading

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Teens Tracked Down… Literally

The LA Times reported that two teenagers were killed by a Metrolink train as a result of sleeping on the tracks.  Not only a timely and bizarre topic, this story is well written and delivers the news in an intriguing … Continue reading

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A Few Good Leads

Morning hours spent with a paper and coffee is a time of sips and shuffles as we skim each article. What is it that makes us pause and commit our time to a story?  It’s all in the lead. That … Continue reading

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