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Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Eleni Birhane, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at and

Meet Our NSR Student Editors — Eleni Birhane, Social Media Editor. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at and


My name is Eleni Birhane and I am currently a sophomore at the College of St. Scholastica. I am a Global Cultural and Language studies major and plan on minoring in Political Science and Organizational Behavior. My intended graduation year is 2018 and I will start working with NSR in the spring of 2016. I am an international student from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

I am interested in politics and justice and would like to go to Law school after I graduate with my bachelors. I love reading and enjoy writing (two of the most important skills for a lawyer). I want to work for an international organization like the UN or an NGO and dedicate my life to changing the world for the better. I have been lucky enough to have traveled to some parts of the world with my parents while growing up. Some of the places include: Zanzibar, Italy, South Africa, USA and Israel. The experiences I gathered from my trips have helped shape my life.

One of the reasons I am joining the NSR team is to share my experience with people who might find it helpful or interesting. I find all the information from the NSR articles very insightful and entertaining and wish to contribute to the compilation of priceless data. I also think it would be a great way for me to improve my writing and learn from my peer’s experiences.

Please contact Professor Liang if you wish to write for The North Star Reports — HLIANG (at)

See also, our Facebook page with curated news articles at

The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy ( 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 ( 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 (

For a brief summary, please see the American Historical Association’s Perspectives on History, at:

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 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)


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