Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Morgan Young, Social Media Editor – The North Star Reports – Sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica and The Middle Ground Journal
My name is Morgan Young. I am currently a senior history major, intended to graduate fall semester of 2015 from St. Scholastica. This is my first year writing for the North Star Reports, though I have been annotating Facebook articles since the beginning of spring semester.
I was born in Watertown, New York, to a military family, and thus have lived in a few states around the country, such as Oklahoma, and Georgia. The only foreign country I have lived in is Germany. We were stationed in Babenhausen when I was two. As expected, I am a huge history buff. My interests revolve mostly around modern history, since 1492. Ancient history is, dare I say, a bit too boring for me, however I am hugely fascinated beyond all comprehension by dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts, and have been interested in paleontology since I first saw the Jurassic Park film when I was four. I am considering getting a degree in paleontology, but right now my focus is on history.
I am volunteering for the NSR partly because I really enjoy writing annotated articles on the Facebook page, but I do have a passion for writing in general as well. I am intending to mainly write about paleontology for the NSR; it’s a great field, and I would love to share my passion for it with the general public. With that said, I hope to spread some fascination of the topic with some of my pieces I submit. I hope to receive from this process a broader and more personal view of the world, since there are many pieces dedicated to the globe.
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:
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