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 πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚
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.

First Package for Good Day DePaul, Our University TV Newsmagazine

Latest package, first for Good Day DePaul. Figured I’d start out with a university story, suggested by our faculty advisor. Not too enthused about this one – should have corrected the lighting for my open, and the editing is a bit quick. Didn’t have a lot of time for turn-around. But… it is what it is, and I’ve put my name on it, so I like it.

I’ve gotten positive feedback so far – but maybe they’re only being nice?

Better stories to come, my friends, better stories to come. Harder, more thought provoking stories. I promise.

So, here we go πŸ™‚

P.S. I forgot how awful it is to lug equipment around. I might just have to do a story on how bad it is for one’s health – especially when you’re as small as I am!

Five Things I Love About Reporting in Chicago

I took a walk with a friend the other night, from campus to Fullerton Beach, to North Avenue Beach, and back through residential Lincoln Park. During those times of comfortable silence, I could not help but look up at the beautiful architecture, listen to the quiet wind, and smile at the people passing by. I fell in love with Chicago all over again. That realization inspired this post. Continue reading

Rethinking My Future. Am I on the Right Track?

Telling stories has always been my passion. Perhaps passion is too strong a word. My desire? My instinct? My first choice? Or maybe something I simply enjoy doing.

One can tell stories in many different capacities. Up until now, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I want to be on air. I want to report. I want to get information to people who need it, and tell the stories that need to be told. But is this the best way for me to tell them? Continue reading

Opinion: Arizona Immigration Law

This is an opinion piece I just put together for The DePaulia. In all her brilliance (or recklessness, depending on how you look at it), Opinion EditorΒ Nisha Sutaria took a chance on me and asked me to write a couple days before deadline.

Hope you guys like it. As always, please let me know what you think. Whether you agree or disagree, let me hear it!

Putting a Price on Security

Media Credit: Joshua Lott, The New York Times

By: Tiffany Boncan- Junior, Journalism

Posted: 5/24/10

How far would you go to make a point? What risks would you take, as a college student, to rally for a cause? What sacrifices would you make to instigate change, or to inspire action?

For three illegal immigrant students in Arizona, the risk of protest was deportation. But they faced that danger head on, to get a senator to take notice of their plight.

According to The New York Times, immigrant students arranged a sit-in at Senator John McCain’s offices in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, May 17. They walked into the lobby dressed in caps and gowns, and sat in peaceful protest. The students demonstrated what their futures could entail, should the senator back a bill offering conditional residency for young illegal immigrants.

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My Apologies.

Hello all,

I’ve been neglecting my blog. I promise more posts in the near future. Interesting ones too – I’ve got so many ideas in my head, but not enough time to get them into coherent posts.

But for all of you who feel like your heads will explode from thinking too much, like myself, I offer you this. Take a nod from my good friend Savannah Montero: do some stumbling. I promise it will make you happy πŸ™‚ Then after you’re finished, you can get back to your very busy and important lives.

Until I write again,

Tiffany

P.S. Here’s a picture of me and Jonathan, my younger brother. He accomplished some awesome things this past weekend… so proud. Can you believe he’s 15 already?