Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Rebecca Smith, Social Media Editor – The North Star Reports – Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Rebecca Smith, Social Media Editor – The North Star Reports – Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

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Greetings! My name is Rebecca Smith, NSR Social Media Editor, and I’m majoring in Social Studies Education and History at The College of St. Scholastica. I plan on graduating in 2016. This is my first year with the North Star Reports.

I have a particular interest in anthropology, especially throughout history. Psychology is also something that I have an interest in, with a focus on personality. Additionally, I enjoy geography with an emphasis on social justice. After I graduate I would like to teach at a school in a small city, perhaps on the east coast or the U.K., but I’d also be happy with a school around Hermantown, the city I grew up in. I might just do a complete 180 degree turn around and open a bakery/floral shop though. The future has many options. Currently, I am writing this from London, where I am studying abroad for the month of May.

I decided to volunteer with the North Star Reports because I enjoyed researching information to post on the Facebook page this past semester. Not only did I like finding information that I wouldn’t have known otherwise, but I found that I liked to share my newfound knowledge with others. I hope to increase global awareness with the readers of North Star Reports and lead them to an understanding of the uniqueness in the world. In this process, not only am I learning about global events, but I am learning how to give an accurate but concise summary of the articles I find. I also hope to improve my writing style through the process of writing for the North Star Reports.

Please contact Professor Liang if you wish to write for The North Star Reports — HLIANG (at) css.edu

See also, our Facebook page with curated news articles at http://www.facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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:

http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2013/1305/Opening-The-Middle-Ground-Journal.cfm

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

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