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

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

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Katherine LaFleur, NSR Social Media Editor. Three years ago, as a nursing-intended freshman at the College of St. Scholastica, I severely doubted that I would ever find my niche in such a small school smack-dab in the center of my hometown. “Oh, I thought you went away for school,” was a phrase I oft heard from acquaintances after that first semester at university. Now, as a senior Global, Cultural and Language studies major finishing up minors in Spanish and management I’m thankful for the education I’ve received and the connections I have made along the way.

I began writing for the North Star Reports for same reason many of the other student editors chose to: Professor Liang asked me to. Being a somewhat timid writer, I saw writing for the NSR as a bit of challenge in the beginning, but I was eager to take on pieces that were open to my curiosity. I have since written a few small pieces and contributed a series of posts written while studying in Barcelona, Spain. Having been part the reports for a couple of years now, I’m glad to see how widespread and varied our student editor pool, readership, and topics have become.

Outside of class I enjoy reading, rollerblading, and exploring my gorgeous city and the places around and far from it. A sort of rolling stone, I enjoy traveling to new places and putting myself in situations that make me just the slightest bit uncomfortable – which in turn inspires new pieces for the NSR! There is always room in my schedule for family, friends, and food. I have a new found appreciation for cooking- or rather, watching others cook- and studying wine (I’d like to become a sommelier) as I begin to dig deeper into the connections between food, fine wines, and how they come together as we do to enrich our relationships with each other.

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.edu11150890_447281555439307_3652092331655400221_n

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2 responses to “Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Katherine LaFleur, Social Media Editor – The North Star Reports – Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal

  1. Megan Bingham

    I started off reading this article because I am also a freshman with the intent to major in Nursing. I was surprised to see that you changed majors along the way. But from your new found interests that makes since. Family is also very important to me as well. Thanks you for sharing your love for the entire world and spirit of traveling. We are talking in class about traveling abroad and this caught my attention in that way as well.

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