Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Bryce Gadke, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports
My name is Bryce Gadke and I am a freshman at The College of St. Scholastica. I am a tennis player for the school and I am elated to begin my first collegiate season this spring. My intended major is to create a self-designed political science major utilizing the courses offered at St. Scholastica and University of Minnesota-Duluth. As a part of my undergraduate experience, I intend to ready myself for law school, extending to a future practicing law. At this time I am undecided as to what type of law I would like to focus upon. I enjoy various physical activities, including watching and participating in all sports. My first semester experience in college has encouraged a scholastic need to read, write, and to explore my thoughts. I have deeply focused on intellectual thinkers of the past and their ideas. I am fascinated by how the contemporary ideas of these thinkers of the past are relevant to our modern day. My scholastic goals that extend beyond formal schooling are to continue to better myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. A lifetime goal for myself is to make a difference on a scale that is larger than myself, I am not sure what that is yet, but when presented with the opportunity I believe that I will be ready.
I have decided to join the North Star Reports team and volunteer my time because I would like to be a part of a network of ideas and thinking that is far greater than myself. I will enjoy the opportunity to dive deeper into news articles as an exploration of the world and an internal personal exploration. Daily rituals aside, the North Star Reports is a great way to prompt individuals to explore Duluth, but more importantly the rest of the world. A skill that NSR strives to facilitate out of students is the ability to think outside of their current situation and realize there are more people in the world than you can imagine and something that stems from Minnesota can affect someone halfway around the world. By being an editor I will subject myself to many different perspectives and by putting myself in the shoes of others I hope I can grow as a human being and help others to also grow.
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