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

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

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Samantha Roettger, NSR Social Media Editor. Major: Social Studies Secondary Education and History. Institutional Affiliation: College of St. Scholastica. Intended Graduation Year: 2016. Year Starting with NSR: 2015.

My name is Samantha Roettger. I mostly go my Sami but for scholarly reasons, I will go by Samantha in the North Star Reports. I am pursuing a major in Secondary Education and History making me a future social studies educator for grades 5-12. I have already taught a few lessons and will be student teaching in the spring of 2016 in the Duluth area. Before college, I grew up in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities and attended Andover High School. After graduating high school, I got to take an amazing trip to France and Italy through my high schools art department. This was one of the best experiences of my life. I also like sports, spending time outdoors, reading, and I love my dog Roxy!

I have decided to volunteer my time for the NSR because it is a great scholarly experience. I love trying new things and becoming a part of something. Writing for the NSR and being a social media editor on Facebook will give me a new experience that will add to my scholarly experience at the College of St. Scholastica. I hope to share my experiences and educational point of view with my readers and encourage them to question this point of view. I have already written one piece for the NSR and it became very real when I read the comments my peers and other readers would make on my piece. I hope those reading got something out of my piece. Finally, I would love to be able to use the NSR in my classroom as a future social studies teacher.

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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