Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Allison Brennhofer, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports
Hi! My name is Allison Brennhofer, I am from Saint Paul, Minnesota. I am a junior at the College of Saint Scholastica. My major is Humanities, focusing on English, History, and Women and Gender Studies, with a minor in Philosophy. I will graduate in the spring of 2018. At the present moment, I am thinking about attending graduate school for either Library Sciences or Curating.
I have always been an avid reader and writer, I would beg my parents for bedtime stories until I learned to read on my own. Then, my parents would need to turn my light off for me in order to make me go to sleep then (and often that didn’t even work, I would sneak a flashlight into bed with me). I also began writing at a young age, I won honorable mention at the State Fair in fourth grade for a book I wrote about Burmese cats. Writing for an audience has always been my goal, which I am able to achieve by writing for the North Star Reports and the Scholastica paper, The Cable.
I will be in Ireland during the Spring 2017 semester and in London for three weeks after that. I hope to write interesting and informative pieces on my living situation while I am overseas. At the same time, I love reading other pieces from the North Star Reports because it really broadens my horizons and knowledge base.
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