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Blogging Your Way Forward
Kristen Gallagher, Staff Writer
A week ago I posted a note on
Meredith’s Enews page asking for
students who blog to contact me
if they were interested in being
featured in the Herald. Two girls,
Bethany of The Skinny on Liv
ing, and Marie of Learning to Fly,
emailed me about the stoiy. Last
Friday I sat down with these two
young women and chatted about
blogs, social networking, graduate
school, and television. Here is how
the conversations went:
KG: You both seem to have a well-
developed blog. How long have you
ML: Since March of 2008 - I am
a psych major studying theoiy and
practice in counseling, and one of
the techniques we learned about
B: Over the summer while in
NYC - I started on Blogspot, then
started a website in September of
KG: How has blogging impacted
your daily life?
ML: I enjoy it and it is just a way to
get thoughts out there, an avenue
and motivation for photo taking.
B: It pretty much gave me the job I
have now with Triangle Boulevard
TV, and I’ve talked to Sarah Snow.
KG: Marie, why did you decide to
M: Well, Learning to Fly is a Tom
Petty song, and it signified that I
needed to find out who I was more.
It continues to be fitting through
out this last semester, and each step
KG: What about you, Bethany?
B: I really started getting interested
in health and foods and nutrition
training for ballet and the effect of
food on my performance. I want to
somehow make this into a career;
Sarah Snow is really an inspiration.
It is kinda just a way to practice.
KG: Bethany, from reading a bit of
you blog, I can tell you’ve met some
famous people. Tell me about that.
B: Talking to these people has
transformed my career goals -1
met the owner of Baby Cakes, I’ve
got a job as a TV host now, and I’ve
made many connections. Being able
to work with them has done a lot for
KG: How do you think blogging fits
in with other forms of social net
ML: It has made me appreciate all
forms of social networking. I think
of it as a form of karma; if I follow
other people’s blogs, they’ll read
mine. It opens lots of different
pathways. It opens up a new form of,
expression but there is still a need
for other networks -I try to take it
with a grain of salt.
B: Blogging opens you up to people
you don’t know -they can give you
advice and just talk with you. It
gives you a much broader audience
and something in common with the
people who come up to you and chat
If you blog, please email us for a possible
feature in this section!
2010 Winter Olympics:
Let the Games Begin!
Player of the Week
Jillian Curtis, Staff Writer
The 2010 Olympic games began
on Friday, February 12th and are
off to a fast start. Lots of action has
already happened and the world
has already seen some truly phe
Team USA has already begun
to prove itself to be a dangerous
competitor in the 2010 games. 23
year old Hannah Kearney was the
first person to win a gold medal for
Team USA. Kearney competes in
Olympic moguls, which is a sport
that involves skiing over a hilly
terrain and finishing with a trick
performance. Kearney earned the
fastest time of 27.86 seconds and
managed to beat the defending Ca
nadian champion, Jennifer Heil, to
steal first place and the gold medal.
Fellow Team USA member Shan
non Bahrke came in third to take
In addition to Kearney, Apollo
Ohno has been contributing to the
Team USA’s immediate success
by earning the silver medal in the
iSOOni short track race. Ohno is
one of the most celebrated Olym
pic athletes because of his previ
ous success. Winning the silver
in the 1500m gave him his 6th
medal in his Olympic career, tying
him with Bonnie Blair as the most
decorated Winter Olympic athlete.
On Saturday, February 20tb, Ohno
won bronze in the 1000m short
track making him the most deco
rated Winter Olympian of all time.
On a negative note, a tragedy
struck early in the Olympics dur
ing a luge training session. 21 year
old Nodar Kumaritashvili from
the country of Georgia lost con
trol of his sled and went over the
track wall. Doctors were unable to
revive him, and he was quickly air
Jillian Curtis, Staff Writer
Major: Mass Communications
This issue’s player of the week is junior Megan
Rahn. Rahn is a guard for the Meredith Avenging An-
gels Basketball team. She is a three year I’arsity starter
who has helped lead the team to success this season. -
Rahn currently averages 15 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and leads
the team in steals, totaling 48 for the season so far. “This season, Meredith
is becoming a much better team than our record proves. We have a lot of
potential and it excites me that we are building for next season!” commented
Rahn. Rahn has been playing basketball for eight years, and her love for the
game continues to grow. Her favorite part of being a college athlete is the
relationships she forms with her teammates both on and off the court. Rahn
is also a mass communications major who takes her studies vciy seriously.
lifted to a trauma center where he
died shortly after. This tragedy has
affected everyone in the Olympic
games, not just the athletes from
Georgia. There has been improve
ments on the luge course in order
to protect athletes and prevent
future accidents from occuring.
This tragedy was a huge loss for
the entire Olympic community.
There will be more events com
ing to you live from the Vancouver
Olympics soon, so make sure to
keep an eye on all the action!
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