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Learning to Balance Leadership


The Humphrey Fellowship Seminar was not what I expected. I knew I would learn a lot from the international professionals, but I did not know I would learn so much about myself.  I… Continue reading

Leadership from the Inside Out


I took a personal journey while reading Leadership from the Inside Out, Becoming a Leader for Life by Kevin Cashman. I expected a book with “how-to” steps on leadership, but instead got a… Continue reading

PR Propaganda–”Psychological Operations” for the Pentagon


In early October, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, based out of City University London, released a story that quickly became viral. The United States Pentagon, CIA, and the National Security Council paid a… Continue reading

CNN bloodbath coverage of the U.S. elections


The U.S. election has shocked the country and the world. As a journalism student, I have found myself feeling so many emotions throughout the whole campaign and election. Thankfully, I have had outlets… Continue reading

My Ethics: “How-to” with sources


Although the journalism field has multiple codes of ethics, of course, real life always complicates things. I was first introduced to the SPJ Code of Ethics in my first journalism course at Cronkite,… Continue reading

The Somali Community in Phoenix: Language Barriers in Education


Somalis in Phoenix? Yes, you read that right. I spent the last two and a half years inside this community; observing them, researching them, and most of all, interacting with them. The Somali… Continue reading

Malala Yousafzai: Can a child lead the world?


In 2012, the Taliban controlled the Swat Valley in Northeastern Pakistan. The Taliban controlled what music the residents could listen to, what they could wear, and what they could learn. Malala Yousafzai knew… Continue reading

The Global Me: But Who Am I Anyways?


Thinking of myself in a global manner is new and exciting. But, after a few moments of thought, I find myself actually getting scared. How am I supposed to brand myself globally if… Continue reading

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