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The building in which Fox News is located.  Courtesy of nymag.com.  A picture of me, Meg, and the two other externs that Meg took will be loaded onto Lafayette's website.

January 19, 2012

Inside Fox News

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Last Thursday, I had the privilege of having an externship at Fox News in New York City.  An externship is similar to a mini internship or a job shadow, and it is hosted by alumni, students’ parents, and/or friends of the college.  I had an externship last year with PBS 39 in Bethlehem, P.A., and […]

Some of the newspaper editors and me (second from the left) at Universal Studios in Orlando.  We were in Florida for the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in late October.

January 2, 2012

Working at the newspaper

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Happy New Year! It is amazing how fast this year went, especially this past semester.  I honestly cannot believe that I only have one more semester before I graduate. Being an editor at the school newspaper, The Lafayette, particularly made the semester go by quickly.  Even though we are a weekly paper, we are constantly […]

The 2011-2012 editors of "The Lafayette."  Courtesy of "The Lafayette."

September 11, 2011

Coming Back to Lafayette

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This past month has been a whirlwind — I’ve been in three different cities (and states): New York City for the end of my internship, Dublin (Ohio) for home, and here in Easton (PA) for school.  It’s crazy to think that I was still in New York a month ago finishing up my internship.  It’s […]

Rudy Giuliani and me.

August 16, 2011

Wrapping Up With Giuliani

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Last week was my final week at work, and it was also the most eventful.  On Wednesday, I was heading to my friend Abbey’s place in Queens when I got a text from my boss asking me to call her.  I was pretty nervous, because she almost never texted me when I had the day […]

Karina, me, and Kavya after the show.

August 7, 2011

Friends, Friends, Friends

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This past week has been extremely hectic.  It was full of things to do, places to go, and people to see – so much so that now, as I sit in my room alone, it is eerily quiet and it feels weird that I actually have time to sit and write this blog post.  The […]

The houses along the beach.

July 28, 2011

Escape from the City

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This past weekend I decided to take a break from the city and visit my friend, Lindsay, in New Jersey. There’s a train from Penn Station that goes to the beach she goes to (Spring Lake, NJ), so I figured it would be an easy ride. All I had to go was transfer at the […]

Kids playing in the fountain at Washington Square Park.  Courtesy of kevinwickblog.com.

July 22, 2011

Heat Wave

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It’s so hot.  The forecast says that it is 103 degrees right now…but that it feels like 115.  The heat has already broken at least one record: the record high in Central Park.  The record used to be 101 degrees, and that was in 1957.  I knew it was going to be bad when I […]

One of the new nine warning labels that will be on cigarette packages by September 2012.  This one is a little less graphic than the others.  Courtesy of upi.com.

July 14, 2011

Interviewing

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Apparently the internship coordinator, Sharon, wants us interns to go out and interview people every day when we work.  I was a little nervous at first – after all, this is my first time interviewing people off the street for this internship.  I knew I was bound to get some rejections, but what if no […]

This is my favorite type of fireworks -- they look like weeping willows.

July 7, 2011

Happy birthday, America!

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The Macy’s Fourth of July celebration here in the city was incredible.  I’ve always thought that the celebration and fireworks back home (in Dublin and Columbus) were great, but they just can’t compare with New York’s.  I think part of the reason why my experience was so great was because I was admitted into a […]

One of the edit bays that I work in.

June 30, 2011

Press Conferences, Lawsuits and Boycotts

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Work was a whirlwind today as I experienced first-hand what it’s like to be a reporter for a professional news station.  Usually my day consists of reading the news stories for that day, finishing up any projects from the previous day, and working on new projects.  “Projects” include writing stories using audio clips other reporters […]