Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Ana María Camelo Vega, Assistant Editor – The North Star Reports – Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal
Ana María Camelo Vega, NSR Assistant Editor. Major/s: Applied Economics-Global, Cultural, and Language Studies, The College of Saint Scholastica, Intended graduation date: 5/2017.Year starting with NSR/MGJ: 2013
I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. For me, Colombia is happiness. I love to share and let people know more about my home country, as I consider it one of the most unique places in the world. I came to the United States for college with the intention of expanding my view of the world. I truly believe life was never meant to be monotonous, or to be lived in one single place. Living by yourself in a different country is not easy at all, but it is definitely worth it. In such way, I have been able to discover myself. Precisely, this is why future plans have changed a lot after this past semester, as I was able to live in Washington, D.C. I have always had a big interest in helping others, in international relations, in justice and development. Furthermore, as part of my learning, I have been able to see that there is not only one path to success. In order to reach my goals, there are multiple paths. This is why, as for now, I am trying to focus on finding the correct path for my goal of working towards sustainable development in regions such as Latin America.
I am volunteering for the NSR because I find it is a great opportunity for a mutual learning. Personally, I love to get involved in things that I’m passionate about. It happens to be that the NSR is the perfect scenario for what I’m interested in. It involves multiple themes and ways of addressing the world. From my personal experience, I have been able to learn about current and relevant issues happening all around the world. The fact that it is a scholarly journal focused on global topics is outstanding. This allows to create connections and to be more involved in the real world. Additionally, it has helped me improve my time management, organization, writing, and responsibility skills. Volunteering for the NSR has created a particular interest for history and different cultural backgrounds. Finally, it has allowed me to share my points of view to the rest of the world. Nowadays, we are constantly facing the fact that it is difficult to raise your voice. For me, being part of the NSR has allowed me to do so. It has allowed me to get my thoughts and opinions about topics of my interest out in the real world, which has increased my interest in my professional field. This is why, overall, I consider that being part of the NSR is one of the best decisions I have made in my college years.
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The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, The College of St. Scholastica and the scholarly Middle Ground Journal’s online learning community and outreach program with undergraduate and K-12 classes around the world. The North Star Reports has flourished since 2012. For a brief summary, please see the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History, at:
The North Star Reports publishes edited essays from our students, particularly from those who are currently stationed, or will soon be stationed abroad. Students have reported from Mongolia, Southern China, Shanghai, northeastern China, The Netherlands, Tanzania, Ireland, England, Finland, Russia, and Haiti. We also have students developing reviews of books, documentaries, and films, and analysis of current events from around the world. We will post their dispatches, and report on their interactions with the North Star Reports students and teachers. We thank The Department of History and Politics and the School of Arts and Letters of The College of St. Scholastica for their generous financial support for The North Star Reports and The Middle Ground Journal.
Hong-Ming Liang, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, The North Star Reports; Chief Editor, The Middle Ground Journal; Associate Professor of History and Politics, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, USA
(c) 2012-present The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy http://NorthStarReports.org ISSN: 2377-908X The NSR is sponsored by The Middle Ground Journal and The College of St. Scholastica. See Masthead for our not-for-profit educational open- access policy. K-12 teachers, if you are using these reports for your classes, please contact editor-in-chief Professor Liang at HLIANG (at) css.edu