Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

I was ELATED to hear about Elizabeth leaving her EiC position at The Observer to focus on her own endeavors and a startup! Her new endeavor sounds like a worthy undertaking! Under her watch I can tell The Observer has grown by leaps and bounds. She’s truly a self-made woman, a powerhouse, and a creditContinue reading “Meanwhile, back at the ranch…”

Let’s go to the movies! …too soon? Reflections on the cinema in the wake of Aurora, CO killings

FIRST: As we criticize, analyze, and politicize the happenings in Aurora, Colorado a few days back, let’s not forget to PRAY for the victims, both living and deceased, their families, and for changes in the systems of power that spend so much time policing the Hakeem’s and Juan’s of the world that they let theContinue reading “Let’s go to the movies! …too soon? Reflections on the cinema in the wake of Aurora, CO killings”

My first gallery review! Boston MFA “The Allure of Japan” exhibit!

For MONTHS now (seriously, at least 14 months now), I’ve been telling myself I’d write a gallery review for the Daily. I love art galleries. I love writing. Do we see an overlap here? The idea perpetually fell on the academic and social backburner, existing only in my GoogleCalendar through weekly event reminders to “visitContinue reading “My first gallery review! Boston MFA “The Allure of Japan” exhibit!”

Cleaning out email inbox: journalistic hoarding: E-Hoarding.

Does anyone else do this: save the voice recordings of interviews, talks, etc (all acquired with permission, of course!), on a flashdrive or in your mailbox? What about saving all relevant notes and versions of an article in several word documents? What about keeping all pieces of literature, hand-outs, press releases, or scheduling correspondences inContinue reading “Cleaning out email inbox: journalistic hoarding: E-Hoarding.”

Latest Article: Game of Thrones season 2 premiere review!

Adam Cohen and I tag-teamed this article! We’re both GoT fans (I am now, thanks to him and his father’s subscription to HBOGo). For the season premiere, we decided to write a review for the Tufts Daily. Unfortunately, the article didn’t run in time (we wrote it last week), and since a new episode airedContinue reading “Latest Article: Game of Thrones season 2 premiere review!”

Latest Article: Mass. legislature to consider paid sick days for employees

This article was incredibly enjoyable to write, believe it or not! I attended the rally (cited in the article). I’m usually not one for large gatherings like protests, etc, but it was a wonderful experience, hearign the pov’s of strangers, and being challenged. Challenge is sometimes necessary. Anyway, on with the article! **I’m not allowedContinue reading “Latest Article: Mass. legislature to consider paid sick days for employees”

Latest Article: Fletcher Professor Nasr named dean at Johns Hopkins

Fletcher professor Nasr named dean at Johns Hopkins Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 5, 2012 17:04 Fletcher School Professor of International Politics Vali Nasr will leave Tufts after this semester to become dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Dean of the Fletcher School ofContinue reading “Latest Article: Fletcher Professor Nasr named dean at Johns Hopkins”

Moonlighting @ HerCampus Tufts

SO! About a week ago, I decided to branch out on campus, and join another literary outlet on campus, with the Tufts branch of the startup, HerCampus. Anyway, here it is! Writing in an expository frame was incredibly exciting! Spring Break 2012: “Staycation” Ideas Tuesday, March 13, 2012 By Brionna Jimerson Who says that as aContinue reading “Moonlighting @ HerCampus Tufts”

Latest article: Jumbo Janitor Alliance hosts discussion forum

By Brionna Jimerson Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 08:03   The Tufts Daily Jumbo Janitor Alliance (JJA) last night hosted a discussion forum with members of the Tufts janitorial staff, the union representatives and students to discuss workers’ rights and their role at the university. Jumbo Janitor Alliance (JJA) last night organized andContinue reading “Latest article: Jumbo Janitor Alliance hosts discussion forum”

Latest article: Tufts launches Office Intercultural and Social Identities Program

This article was interesting to write, a good study in objectivity. I’ll come back to share my opinions soon. Is “separating” oneself from a story even possible? Aren’t stories, isn’t news inherently biased? How do I wear my “caps” simultaneously, or will my views “poison” the story? Is it poisoning, or healing? BAH! Anyway, I’m happy withContinue reading “Latest article: Tufts launches Office Intercultural and Social Identities Program”

Latest Article: Dr. Cornel West at Tufts (in other news: I died)

So. Dr. Cornel West. With his controversial politics and black church-infused rhetoric, it seems that everyone has an opinion on Dr. West and his political and social agenda. What does one do when face-to-face with the Good Doctor, with upwacrds of 20 minutes to spare? Interview? check. Video interview? check. Talk politics and whatnot, shootingContinue reading “Latest Article: Dr. Cornel West at Tufts (in other news: I died)”

Journalism 101: E-style profile writing? Anyone? Anyone?

I give credit where credit is due. During my summer at The Observer, I was able to watch a true editor, team-builder, innovator, and manager work. Under Elizabeth Spiers, the editor-in-chief at The Observer, I began to understand the importance of creating a team of people, and learning from the best. *aaand scene on theContinue reading “Journalism 101: E-style profile writing? Anyone? Anyone?”

Latest Article: TCU Senate survey reveals campus climate, despite low response rate

An article about the Tuft TCU enate, an their goingon. I’m not on the “enate beat”, but when none of my writer coul take the aignment, I went ahea an wrote on it. TCU Senate survey response rate down By Brionna Jimerson Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 The annual Senate survey, distributed in the fall, is usedContinue reading “Latest Article: TCU Senate survey reveals campus climate, despite low response rate”

Latest Article: BrandHaiti Symposium at Tufts

This week will be another busy one for the Daily, as we get used to this familiar discomfort of sharing a cramped space between upwards of five sections, not to mention the layout and production teams. I’ve taken something of a break for the week from the Daily, until I write about Cornell West onContinue reading “Latest Article: BrandHaiti Symposium at Tufts”

Latest Article: World Bank VP visits Tufts Fletcher School School of Law and Diplomacy

This week was a busy one for The Daily. We’ve been operating out of a make-shift office (thanks to flooding in the Daily office!), and the execs of each section have been under a lot of stress. I’ve written a lot this week, after taking on 2 extra articles, with one being put on theContinue reading “Latest Article: World Bank VP visits Tufts Fletcher School School of Law and Diplomacy”

My first foray into news-features writing. And it’s about cookies.

At The Daily, I’m a news writer. When times are better, I write for arts (gallery reviews, TV reviews, film reviews, etc.) I’m committed to my section, and I believe I help make The Daily more readable, informative, and forward-thinking when it comes to coverage. But sometimes I just wanna have fun, and try somethingContinue reading “My first foray into news-features writing. And it’s about cookies.”

Latest Article: ChildObesity180 recieves $7 million grant

Here’s my latest piece of writing for the Daily, about the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy! Enjoy! And put that cookie down. Friedman School gets grant for obesity study By Brionna Jimerson Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 05:02 The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy has publicly launched ChildObesity180 afterContinue reading “Latest Article: ChildObesity180 recieves $7 million grant”

Latest Aticle: MBTA proposes cuts to faes and service

I wrote an article about the MBTA’s proposed cuts to fares and service. Kind of a big deal, especially when you attend college in a MAJOR COLLEGE CITY. MBTA proposes service cuts, fare increases By Brionna Jimerson Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 15:02 The 96 Bus, which runs between Davis and Medford Squares, may be onContinue reading “Latest Aticle: MBTA proposes cuts to faes and service”

Latest article: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season Finale review

Every once in a while, my trashTV habit results in a show review for the Tufts Daily. By “trash TV”, I mean every episode of every season (except Miami–seriously, Bravo, WTH was THAT?) of any “Housewives” series Bravo throws at my face  offers up to me. Last time, it was the Atlanta Housewives. Up next:Continue reading “Latest article: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season Finale review”