SMC American Journalism students have been producing a radio news magazine called SMC Today. Listen here:
By Kiana Lei Yap
As with application courses in the Communication Department here at SMC, we are taught practical skills that we will take into our future careers and other post-grad endeavors. At the closing of SMC Today, I’ve sharpened my skills as a reporter, writer, interviewer, and media editor. Here are my top five tips:
1. Research, research, and… research!
By Gwen Over
Former KPIX anchor Wendy Tokuda and current KTVU news anchor Frank Somerville spoke to journalism students about life in the tv spotlight at SMC on Tuesday. Tokuda who is retired from her role on tv, was able to make use of the afternoon class time by providing her thoughts on current media and information about the nonprofit, Students Rising Above, that she helped form. Somerville contributed 30 minutes to the students before having to jet off to the news station in time for his 5 o’clock news report. Continue reading
By Kimi Schiefer
KCBS’s Stan Bunger visited Professor Virginia Prior’s American Journalism class, April 11, fielding questions and tracing his journey from undergraduate to morning news anchor. Bunger has been working with KCBS since he was 25 years old and has garnered critical acclaim for his reporting, including a Peabody Award for his coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
By Rita Anderson – RIFF Magazine
SAN FRANCISCO — Electronic soul and folk band Alt-J took a quick break from two weekends of Coachella to make its way to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday. Continue reading
By Tyler Bindi |Collegian Sports Editor
The Gaels finished up a five-game home stand going in 2-3 and then headed down south for a WCC matchup against the University of San Diego for the start of their eight-game road trip. Despite the losing home stand, Saint Mary’s was able to gain momentum by winning the final two games and carry that forward into their road series at USD. The team took two out of three games from the Toreros (7-8 WCC) and improved their conference record to 8-7. San Diego took the first game of the series 9-8 in a shootout, but Saint Mary’s battled back, winning the final two games 6-5 and 16-2. Continue reading
By Anna Thielen | Collegian Contributing Writer
In a nation divided, how can we stand? An event titled “Bridging the Political Divide” tackled this question. Hosted by the Politics department on April 19, the event was led by Nina Moore, a professor of Political Science at Colgate University, and sociologist Arlie Hochschild, Professor of Sociology at the University of California.
The two speakers opened with their concerns about the growing political divide in the United States between liberals and conservatives. This divide, they claimed, is weakening our nation and challenging our notion of what it means to be an American.
By Aubrie McKeever | Collegian Staff Writer
The Bold Type”, which premiered on Freeform last summer, is a television show that encourages women to be bold in both their personal and professional work lives while educating viewers about intersectional feminism. The plot follows the relationship between Jane, Kat, and Sutton, three friends who live in New York City and work at a magazine. It reminds me of a younger version of Sex and the City, as it deals with the relationship between three best friends navigating New York City while they explore their different love lives, share secrets with one another, and balance work with their personal lives. Continue reading