Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Lindsey Bushnell, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports
Lindsey Bushnell, NSR Social Media Editor. I am a senior at the College of St. Scholastica pursuing a biology major with a theatre minor. Originally, I had planned to pursue dental school after receiving my undergraduate degree, but my focus has changed to either environmental studies or botany.
Outside of the classroom, I spend a lot of time in and around the theatre. Not only do I perform on stage, but I am also the Props Master for the College of St. Scholstica’s theatre. Although the job can be demanding, I enjoy the “attention to detail” work ethic the job calls for. As a lifetime perfectionist, the job is certainly suited for me. Aside from my various theatre commitments, I enjoy spending time critiquing movies, playing board games, and reading feminist articles. I also serve as an internal affairs senator in Student Senate on campus.
I chose to volunteer my time to North Star Reports because I believe it is a great way to exchange scholarly information that impacts our world. I hope to provide insight from the perspective of a feminist environmentalist, and to gain a boarder prospective by reading others’ insights on articles. We can learn a lot from one another by sharing our own experiences and outlooks, which is what I look forward to most by volunteering with NSR.
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