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Internships News Commentary

Scripps Student Spotlight

An international Scripps student shares her dreams and aspirations.

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Senior Stories Week Two

One lucky senior and her story is highlighted in this weeks edition.

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SPJ, Ed2010 and Bands Battle to the End

hursday night at 10 p.m. The Society of Professional Journalists and Ed2010 Magazine will be grooving together after organizing their biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Battle of the Bands at The Union. Through out the night audience members will have the chance to listen to the musical stylings of three different bands as they battle for a grand prize. Prior to the actual battle, a music journalism panel will be held in Scripps Hall room 111 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. There, students will be able to speak with experienced professional journalists about the industry. The panelsists have yet to be announced. Lauren McGrath, the vice president of Ed2010, has helped organize this years Battle of the Bands. The panel will be a good opportunity to speak with professionals in the music journalism field, McGrath said. If you are a person who wants to write about music, it will be helpful to pick the brains of these journalists and see what it is all about. Taylor Mirfendereski, SPJ president, said that the event is a great opportunity for aspiring entertainment journalists. So often in our organization we tend to focus on news, Mirfendereski said. There is a real specific niche for music journalism that doesnt get touched on so this is a great opportunity to learn somecont. on Page 2

Taylor Petras n Reporter

JSchool Students, Ian Bowman-Henderson, Niklos Salontay and faculty member Hans Meyer, laugh together at the 2011 Scripps Celebration. | Provided

Scripps College Celebrates Students

Kayla Hanley n Reporter

s students continue to work hard and finish Spring Quarter, the Scripps College of Communication is preparing to reward them and others for their contributions to the program. As a result, the college hosts the annual Scripps Celebration to honor the accomplishments and outstanding members within its school. All faculty members within the College of Communication are invited, including the students who are being recognized and the colleges student ambassadors. The event will take place in the Baker Theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday April 29. In addition, this years Scripps Cel-

ebration contains a special reception to induct alumni into the Ohio University Communication Hall of Fame. John A. Case, a graduate of 1976, will be inducted for his lifetime achievement in communications. The Enlighten Foundation will also be awarded the Joan Herrold Wood Award for Lifetime Commitment for its contribution to society. This reception is not only organized to recognize those who are being inducted into the hall of fame but is also created to honor current faculty and students. Awards for current inhabitants of the college include outstanding faculty member, and students with

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Editors note: This is the second part in the Senior Story Series. Do you have a story to share with INC? Send it in to

would like to take this opportunity to suck up to the faculty. Just kidding. Call it sucking up if you want, but what I really mean to do is thank them. The faculty of the JSchool has been my constant. The JSchool has a reputation for excellence, and I never credited the faculty for that until I decided to go to law school, often referred to as the dark side. It happened freshman year, when I attended a session at the regional Society of Professional Journalists conference. It was about the ethical and legal liability of news outlets that post third-party-generated content. I was riveted. I think I grinned like an idiot during the entire session. I wanted to don a cape (looking much like a judges cloak) and shield (resembling a gavel) and be the lawyer that defends and protects journalists and the First Amendment! When I came to this realization, I hurried over to my advisor, Cary Frith, who calmed me down, supported me, and

helped me figure out my schedule. Over the next few years, I signed up for Tom Hodsons communication law class, and started a media law independent study with Aimee Edmondson. I co-formed a media business organization (shout out to Brian Grady and Catalyst!) with a lot of help and advice from Hugh Martin. I thought I wanted to make a Freedom of Information Act App and knew Hans Meyer was the guy to talk to. Tom set me up with an opportunity to do some research for the Supreme Court of Ohio. He introduced me to Dick Carelli, who later became my boss at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, D.C. When I needed to find a way to fund my internship at the AO, Bob Stewart found a hidden solution and helped me temporarily declare a political science minor in order to receive more class credit. In the blur of all of these organizations and plans, Debbie Depeel and Sharon Case kept my head screwed on my shoulders. When I got locked out of my

meeting room, they gave me keys. When I forgot what room I needed keys for, they reminded me. They answered my millions of questions and let me sneak in to use the printer. They saw me roam the halls, looking for professors, delivering papers, inhaling coffee before class - and they never judged. The best thing about the faculty (besides their incredible talent and knowledge) is that they guide. No one told me what to do or how to do it. They simply guided me in the right direction, and encouraged me to do whatever I set my mind to. I received so much support, patience and praise from Cary and Tom that they felt like parents away from home. When I remember Scripps, Ill remember the faculty. The journalism students are talented, creative and dedicated, and they inspire me. The Scripps building and Baird computer lab feel like home. But the faculty made us feel like family, and we owe them everything for that. v

cont. from Page 1 thing and have fun. The panelists will then serve as judges when the competing bands battle it out for the ultimate grand prize. The winning band will be awarded a five-hour recording session at the local 3Elliot Studio in Athens, a prize valued at $200. Past Battle of the Bands events have had great turnouts with a wide variety of musical style for the audience members to enjoy. Essentially were making an educational journalism event into something different and fun, Mirfendereski said. Were combining education with music, which seems to be very popular among students. Tickets for the event can be purchased for four dollars in advance between the times of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a table located in Scripps Hall and will also be distributed by SPJ members and competing bands. Tickets will be sold for five dollars at the event when the doors open at 9 p.m. v

Vagrant Beats, one of the bands performing at the battle, rocking out. | Provided

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cont. from Page 1 outstanding merit. Mary Rogus, a Scripps College faculty member, professor and event chair, is in regular attendance at the reception and is familiar with the events awards. Its a very nice affair every year, Rogus said. Its a very nice evening to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements for all the schools in the college over the past year and its nice that you get to see some of the colleges you dont often get to see recognized in the event.

The celebration is specifically held during the end of school year to enable attendees to view and admire the work completed by the students and faculty within the past year. Its a nice thing for those of us who are part of a college yet tend to get kind of isolated in what you are doing in your school, Rogus said. The college celebration is a nice way to see some of the accomplishments of faculty, staff and students in the other schools. v

Q&A Spotlight
Name: Sophia Bingxin Huang Year: 2nd Year Grad Major: Journalism Hometown: Liuzhou Guangxi, China Why did you decide to come to Scripps? I decided to study in the states more than 10 years ago. I think journalism will give me enough space to figure out my future path and Scripps is one of the best but rarely recognized by Chinese students. Why did you want to become a journalist? My dad and two uncles are all in broadcast industry. I think it might be a genetic thing. I became a campus reporter for a newspaper and a guest hostess for a radio station in 4th grade. I co-produced a documentary on Flying Tigers with my dad in 2005. I thought I would complete the second episode of the documentary to finish dads dream, but I found out my true passion is to bring diversified values to Chinese society and help frustrated youth to regain hope. What is your favorite part of journalism? My favorite part of journalism is its diversity in perspectives. Youre never satisfied with one opinion and always trying to stay fair and less subjective. Its a challenge for the human nature that tends to put labels and be biased. Some journalists did changed parts of the world. To me, thats encouraging too! - Interview by Kaylyn Hlavaty

Dr. Anita James was awarded the Deans Outstanding Faculty Service Award last year for her efforts with transitioning the school and college from quarters to semesters. | Provided

Tom Hodson, former Scripps Director, current WOUB Director and professor at last years banquet. | Provided

Scripps School Director, Robert Stewart, speaking at 2011 Journalism Awards Banquet. | Provided

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Holly Moody n Reporter

Scripps students create clicks for change

ow more than ever, Scripps students are striving to utilize their talents in order to make their mark and serve the community. Two seniors studying Interactive Multimedia have found a way to use their web capabilities to create awareness of non-profit causes and give viewers a way to give back. Its as simple as a click. In December of 2010, Annette Drapac and Tony Guglielmi started Project C, a website that allows viewers to vote between four nonprofits each year in an effort to donate funds to support their cause. Each year, the team takes donations to create a pool of funds. After voting the funds are divided based on the percentage of votes received. This year the organization hopes to raise more than $2,000 to beat last years $1,025 in donations. But, money is not the goal. We really just wanted to have a way to get people more involved in their community, Guglielmi said. There have been different participating nonprofits each year. This years include The Gathering Place, a homelike haven for mentally ill adults that provides social activities and health resources for its participants, Rural Action a non-profit committed to reviving the areas watersheds, United Campus Ministry and Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action. Whats great about this project is that we get to give back to the community that we live in, and are very much a part of, Andrew Thomas said, a team member and senior studying Video Production. Non-profits such as last years participant, Jethro, an after school program that provides students with meals and rides to their homes, have seen increased volunteer participation as a result of their relationship with the Project C. Its hard to measure which projects have been impacted the most though, Guglielmi said. Working with a team of approximately 30 Scripps students from a wide variety of departments, such as the Visual Communications School and Media Arts and Studies Program, they all have the same goal: to make an impact. The group also works alongside Soul of Athens, a multimedia project that personifies the stories of Athens locals and businesses. We all work in the same class (VICO 488) and we get feedback from each other, Guglielmi said. The team has also received support from the VisCom school. A capstone class within the program allows students to redesign and redevelop the website each year. In addition, Project C has brought in a few awards for its visual presence. The 2011 edition of Project C received a bronze award in the Large Group Multimedia category of the College Photographer of the Year competition and was one of three finalists in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards in the Browser-Based Design category. We let everyone do what they do best for the project, Guglielmi said. To vote for one of this years non-profits, visit or to donate funds visit Our project is motivated out of passion, Guglielmi said.v

Take a break and check out SPJs annual Battle of the Bands this Thursday at The Union! Doors open at 9 p.m. Dont miss out on the fun!


Internship Listings
HOW Magazine and Books seeks editorial intern: The editorial intern will assist with administrative, basic editorial and marketing tasks pertaining to the creation of HOW Magazine (and upcoming iPad version), HOW Books, and blog.

PBS NewsHour seeks broadcast desk assistant: Over the course of the program, each of the 8 Desk Assistants hired will work in 3 of the 6 different rotations for a period of two months each. Desk Assistants will attend a series of breakfasts with various members of our organization. Apply: http://journalism.berkeley. edu/jobs/detail/13703/

Public Relations
The Office of the Vice President for Research runs two major events on campus- the Student Expo and the Science Cafs. Next year, the office will have two PACE positions. Apply: contact Liz Pahl at

The students of Project C working together. | Provided

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