Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Carley Nadeau, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Carley Nadeau, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

Carley Nadeau

My name is Carley Nadeau and I am a freshman at the College of St. Scholastica. I am intending to double major in Global, Cultural and Language Studies and Communications. I am also intending on a Political Science minor. My intended graduation date is May of 2019. My NSR start date was November of 2015.

I have grown up in Minnesota all my life, but my family and I recently moved out of the suburbs and more into the countryside. Because of this move, I developed a newfound curiosity to explore my new surroundings. This curiosity did not fade, and I continued to be adventurous. This trait especially came into play when my friend asked if I would like to volunteer on a Minnesota State Senator midterm campaign in 2014. I didn’t expect to love working on the campaign as much as I did, and I didn’t expect to be that good at the job as much as I was. Because of my “excellence” as one campaign manager called it, I have been worked on more campaigns across the state, and even one in Chicago. I feel like these experiences have been very influential. They have led me to look at quite a few career paths. Currently, my plan after college is to work on campaigns for a few years and then back to school to become a lawyer of some sort. I am not sure what type of attorney I will eventually be, but I have plenty of time to think about it.

One of the reasons why I am writing on NSR is because I really enjoy writing. I have been writing on my personal blog for years and have really enjoyed posting on there. But now, I think it is time to transition into something more professional. Another reason why I am writing for NSR because I will get to share my experiences and perspectives with people. I plan on working on more campaigns, possibly around the country, over the next few years. I hope to write about and share my time of working across the country. I hope that I will not only inform people through my essays but I hope to encourage people to go on their own adventures. Curiosity is an amazing thing and more people should catch the bug.

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 (http://NorthStarReports.org) is a student edited and student authored open access publication centered around the themes of global and historical connections. Our abiding philosophy is that those of us who are fortunate enough to receive an education and to travel our planet are ethically bound to share our knowledge with those who cannot afford to do so. Therefore, creating virtual and actual communities of learning between college and K-12 classes are integral to our mission. In five semesters we have published 200 articles covering all habitable continents and a variety of topics ranging from history and politics, food and popular culture, to global inequities to complex identities. These articles are read by K-12 and college students. Our student editors and writers come from all parts of the campus, from Nursing to Biology, Physical Therapy to Business, and remarkably, many of our student editors and writers have long graduated from college. We also have writers and editors from other colleges and universities. In addition to our main site, we also curate a Facebook page dedicated to annotated news articles selected by our student editors (http://www.facebook.com/NorthStarReports). This is done by an all volunteer staff. We have a frugal cash budget, and we donate much of our time and talent to this project. We are sponsored by St. Scholastica’s Department of History and Politics and by the scholarly Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies (http://theMiddleGroundJournal.org).

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

Hong-Ming Liang, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, The North Star Reports; Chief Editor, The Middle Ground Journal; Associate Professor of History and Politics, The College of St. Scholastica.

Kathryn Marquis Hirsch, Managing Editor, The North Star Reports.

(c) 2012-present The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy http://NorthStarReports.org ISSN: 2377-908X The NSR is sponsored and published by Professor Hong-Ming Liang, NSR Student Editors and Writers, The Department of History and Politics of The College of St. Scholastica, and the scholarly Middle Ground Journal. 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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