disaster. Their direct, prescient style has won them seats at the table in influencinglocal legislation and guiding local development toward a bold but insightfulcompletion.” The site’s editors were awarded the Graduate Student Government’s Presidential ServiceAward in May 2007 for their work advocating for the Mazza Grandmarc and other studenthousing projects.
We ask each regular contributor write at least one post each month. Posts can be aboutanything related to the theme of a “great college town”. Topics we generally cover arehousing, transit, small businesses, bike trails, history, campus events, and more.Here is how to go about it:
1-3 paragraphs and find at least one image to include. To conductresearch check with other group members for leads, search the internet,Diamondback, College Park Gazette, City and County websites, and what we havewritten before on the topic. (see “Tone” section below)
into the system and upload the photo (see “Writing and Essentials” and“Wordpress Essentials” sections below)
back and watch the comments roll in!Other Stuff Rethink College Park has regular staff meetings where we discuss current events and siteoperations. We also sponsor aFacebook pageand attempt to organize one educationalevent each semester. New ideas are always encouraged!
Facts always win out over opinion!Knowledgeable
: Refer to credible sources, whether it’s a news article,book, research paper or person. Consult an expert. Give proper attribution toideas/images/quotes/facts that aren’t yours.
Focus on opportunities and solutions. Be constructive andthoughtful.
: Provide specific examples and case studies to explain an overallconcept. Be accurate, especially in regards to names, titles, dates,measurements and money. Suggest ways to get involved or learn more.
: Don’t assume your readers know everything. Explain the basics of