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Editing, design and social media portfolio

As I’ve started applying for post-graduation jobs, I’ve looked back on old cover letters I’ve written for guidance. In my cover letter for the copy editing internship at The Dallas Morning News, I explained my editing experience and said I wanted to learn more design, online and social media skills. I have grown in all of … Continue reading

Women and Politics in KU Student Senate

Morgan Said and Miranda Wagner didn’t want people to vote for them just because they were both women. The fact that they were two women running together in a historic election was just an added bonus: “icing on the cake,” as they both said in separate interviews. Said and Wagner won the 2014 Student Senate … Continue reading

Transitions in education for students with disabilities

By Tara Bryant and Cody Kuiper In the years leading up to their graduation, most high school students will go down a basic checklist of things they want to see in their prospective universities. This list may include things like class size, campus aesthetics or maybe the night-life the town has to offer. But for … Continue reading

How basket weaving gives women in Ghana’s Single Mothers Association financial independence

For the single mothers of Yorogo, basket weaving isn’t a hobby. Single mothers don’t have time for hobbies. These women weave baskets for money, not pleasure. But there is some pleasure in enduring a task with the support of friends. After a few minutes of singing and dancing together before work, the single mothers squeeze … Continue reading

Tourism in Ghana: Elmina Castle

Just outside of Elmina Castle, ocean mist is fresh in the air, but the salty scent evaporates past the perimeter. Within the castle’s dungeons, the odor of mold and knowledge of its history overpowers every other scent, taste, touch, sound and sight. Elmina Castle, the largest and oldest castle associated with the trans-Atlantic slave trade, … Continue reading

Elmina Castle

One of Ghana’s major tourist attractions is Elmina Castle, the largest and oldest castle involved in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The castle became open to tourists at the same time as Ghana’s independence in 1957. Since then, tourists have been able to walk through the castle and into the dungeons in which African slaves were … Continue reading

My map of Accra as “a local”

I’ve been meaning to write a post to sum up my first week in Accra, but now I’m almost at the end of week two, so I came up with a new plan to keep everyone up-to-date with where I’ve been going and what I’ve been doing. I made a map on Google, complete with … Continue reading

Photojournalism etiquette in Africa

I’m going through culture shock. I’ve been trying to deny it to myself, but on Day 4, I’m starting to accept it. Accra is different than Lawrence, believe it or not. (The fact that there are palm trees everywhere definitely makes up for the humidity.) And my role as a journalist is different in Accra … Continue reading

New year, new school, new continent

“I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings, and if it tops 2012, it’s going to be an amazing year.” That was the last sentence of my last post on this site. I had hoped that my “amazing year” would include another Final Four appearance and maybe an internship; that was about as high as … Continue reading

2012 in photos: my first year at The Kansan

With the end of 2012 comes the end of my first year pursuing my photojournalism dreams by working for The University Daily Kansan. I photographed athletes, performers and even a president all in my first year, and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had. I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings, and … Continue reading