Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Roman Schnobrich, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports
Hello readers! My name is Roman Schnobrich, and I’m actually a full time PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option) student attending the College of Saint Scholastica. I will be graduating from Cook County High School in Grand Marais, Minnesota in June of 2016, and I’m planning to take the following school year off to work and travel. The college appealed to me because of its location, professors, small student body, and education aspects, and throughout the year I’ve been glad that I chose to finish my high school career getting two semesters of college education at Saint Scholastica.
As for a major, I’m pretty uncertain at the moment. The only careers that are completely crossed off the list of possibilities are those that are heavily influenced with math, as I consider myself to be much more of an English person. Creative writing attracts me, and so do many forms of art, but especially photography. I bought my first digital camera in the winter of 2014, and have been loving the hobby of taking photos ever since. Last semester (Fall 2015) I took a film photography class, and enjoyed the difficulties of it, as well as having my eyes opened to how completely different film and digital photography are. So ideally, my career would involve writing and taking pictures; maybe photojournalism has my name written all over it.
When I was presented with the opportunity to be a social media editor for The North Star Star Reports, it didn’t take me long to come up with an answer. The act of volunteering has always been an important one, but in today’s world, it has taken up an entire meaning. And, as I’ve realized during my first year of college, there is richness and knowledge in freely helping, without expecting a solid good in return. Besides the volunteering aspect, being an NSR social media editor will assist me by widening my “scope” through which I view the world and its many constant and complex issues. Not to mention the idea of becoming and a better writer and discovering/creating my own unique writing style, as well as becoming more acquainted with the media and its (often misconstrued) portrayal of our world.
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