New Video Coming Soon!

Hello all. I hope this post finds you well. It’s been a very, very long time. I’ve missed you.

Now that I have more time to blog, I’ve got some new goodies for you all to enjoy:

  • New packages to post from my last year in school
  • Links to a couple shows I anchored for Good Day DePaul
  • Some context on the articles I’ve posted to my Print/Online tab
  • More thoughts I’ve been wanting to explore recently
  • A resume reel? Yes? I hope so.

I’ll get these up asap. Happy reading!

P.S. This guy might be the reason why I’ve been slacking on the blog work – and my web producing job at FOX Chicago News. Per-Diem isn’t so bad when you’re working almost every day! Thank God for the opportunities to work… Oh so happy lately 🙂

10 Years Later: American Red Cross Volunteer Kat Hindmand Remembers 9/11

Over the summer I took part in a project called 10 Remember 9/11, writing a reflective feature for The Red Line Project.

I had the privilege of interviewing Kat Hindmand, who is a very cool lady, if I do say so myself.

Kathryn Hindmand at the American Red Cross Chicago chapter. (Tiffany Boncan)

Check out the story and the video, and let me know what you think!

Chinatown’s Pui Tak Center Serves as a Gateway for New Immigrants in Chicago

“They come here to learn, and they come here to make friends.”

The Pui Tak Center, located in Chicago’s historic Chinatown neighborhood, answers this call, according to Transition Services Coordinator Sandy Louie. The Chinese Christian Union Church founded this community center, and it is located one block south of Pui Tak, on Wentworth Avenue.

Nearly 800 students from 16-80 years old, attend classes to their assimilation process, free of charge. State and federal grants fund these classes.

SLIDESHOW: PUI TAK CENTER – A GATEWAY FOR NEW IMMIGRANTS

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On the Sexualization of Young Women in the Media

You can blame the film industry for portaying young women as sex objects…or you can blame yourself. Especially if you are a parent of that sex object.

Parents must be more engaged in raising their sons and daughters. The public can place blame on film and television all they want for portrayals of the female form, and its effect on the self-image these young women create as a result of being exposed to the media. But if parents raise their daughters to be confident in themselves, to be skeptical of popular culture, and to take only what makes them stronger and better from what they watch, young women would be much better off in today’s society.

Transformers 2

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On Writing about Myself

I was asked to write about myself. This is what came out. I hope I can keep you reading until the end. 🙂
I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember. But they were always other people’s stories, never my own. There is a certain satisfaction that comes along with sharing the most interesting snippets of life with another, especially with someone who otherwise would have never heard them.

Quinn Answers Cyclists’ Call: IDOT to Track ‘Dooring’ in Vehicle-Bicycle Crash Counts

Gov. Pat Quinn answered bikers’ call on Monday, April 25. The state now counts ‘dooring’ incidents among vehicle-bicycle crash counts. Prior to this announcement, IDOT did not count these accidents because the motor-vehicles were not in motion. The Chicago Tribune reports these are the most common accidents, and that ‘dooring’ can be fatal.
Chicagoans to took Twitter to share their reactions to this measure. Check out their comments on my Storify post:

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