Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Matthew Breeze, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports
Hello fellow NSR readers! I am Matt Breeze and I am in my second year at St. Scholastica. I am a Global Cultural and Language studies major, or GCL for short. I am also minoring in Political Science and Spanish. I just started writing this spring, spring 2016, for the North Star Reports. Before coming to Duluth for college I was born and raised in Bemidji, in northern Minnesota. I enjoy hunting and fishing, as well as pretty much anything outside. My other great passion is reading, I read all kinds of stuff for fun, and I am a news and politics junkie. My two greatest passions are politics and history. My dream job would be working for the US government in the State Department or Foreign Service working in international geopolitical relations. In the short term I am hoping to study abroad in New Zealand and write for the North Star Reports about that experience as well as historically and politically oriented articles.
Working with the North Star Reports is something that I am looking forward to do this spring and beyond. I am volunteering my time with the North Star Reports because I want to learn and help others to learn. Reading The North Star Reports has helped me understand more of the world and further my education this year. I am anxiously anticipating the chance to help other students like me. I also want to become more involved in the community of Duluth and the North Star Reports organization is very connected to both the local schools and the community in general. This will add to my understanding of the Duluth area and allow me to give back to my adoptive home. Not only would I like to learn and become involved in the community, but I hope that by being a writer and social media editor I can encourage others to learn about and question the world around them.
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