I took Reporting I during the fall of my junior year. I covered various events, wrote a first draft of the story and got feedback from my professor, Lori Shontz, to make my final revision.
Click the links below or the tabs above to read two of the stories that I covered and reported on during the class.
The University of Oregon held a week long celebration to honor and appreciate student veterans on campus. However, this week also brought attention to the inaccessible resources provided for student veterans and the hardships they encounter when returning home. Samantha Roberts, the veteran program coordinator, explained the challenges student veterans face enrolled at the university.
Story here: The Change from Awareness to Appreciation
Although students veterans receive some support from the University of Oregon, the veteran community is advocating to fund more resources to fill in the gaps. According to Jason Pillado, the student veteran career advisor, “student veterans are not a targeted demographic,” they are a large minority that is not supported enough.
Story here: Advocacy for Student Veterans