Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Shayna Schafter, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports
Hello, my name is Shayna Schafter. I am a sophomore at the College of St. Scholastica and currently pursuing a major in Peace and Justice Studies with a minor in Political Science. I hope to either attend graduate school or law school with a focus on International Law/Foreign Relations. Someday I would like work with an organization like the United Nations.
My interests lay on a rather broad spectrum. I work in the CSS theatre as a seamstress. I am also an actress and have been involved in a few shows at CSS as well as other theatre companies within the Duluth community. When I’m not acting or sewing, I enjoy exploring via nature hikes (although Duluth winters often restrict these when the temperature drops), reading (one of my favorite authors is Paulo Coelho), and writing. However, my greatest hobby of all is spending time with my very large and diverse family. I believe my family has been one of the biggest impacts on how I have been shaped as an individual.
My senior year of high school I had the opportunity to travel to London for a week over spring break. It was wonderful! My experiences there were extremely valuable. I wish to share what I have learned with others through my involvement with the North Star Reports! I also wish to expand my own knowledge by hearing about the experiences of others as well.
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