Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Thomas Landgren, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports
Thomas Landgren, History Major Minor in Political Science, The College of Saint Scholastica. Graduate in 2018 NSR Social Media Editor. Year started with NSR: Spring 2016.
Hello NSR readers. I’m Thomas Landgren a social media editor for the North Star Reports. I was born in Duluth, MN and I have lived here all my life. I am an U.S. Civil War enthusiast. I am always willing to have a discussion about the topic. Along, with that, I enjoy reading and writing about the history of the world and being surprised by every new incident I hear about. I’m a history major, and I plan to go into the world of teaching because I’ve always been fascinated by U.S. history and just history in general. My dream job would be working for any Civil War museum or any museum in general.
I’m volunteering for the North Star Reports because I want to share the news and knowledge around the world. The North Star Reports helped me get into a daily ritual of reading articles and looking for more information off the internet. By providing interesting articles I am able to learn about different perspectives from around the world. I have realized that I am now allowed to see what a country is like by just reading about someone else’s experiences. Reading about other people’s cultures and rituals is awesome! I hope by being an editor I will be able to expand my knowledge and the knowledge of others.
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