ThreeSixty Magazine, May 2017

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Maggie Collette

ThreeSixty Alumni Spotlight: Farm to marketing: Maggie Collette took advantage of opportunities, from scholarships to internships, to bring her creativity from rural South Dakota to downtown Minneapolis

After her senior year in high school, Maggie Collette moved from a small-town farm in South Dakota to begin a new journey and find new opportunities in the Twin Cities.

Trapped in the echo chamber: News that confirms only your beliefs can be ‘a very dangerous thing’

Eighteen-year-old David Jaffe is about as politically involved as any teenager.

Putting the ‘wow’ in journalism: Media companies embrace 360-degree virtual reality for storytelling

Tiger Worku thought he could tell the difference between reality and virtual reality.

Mark Neuzil

Taking on fake news: Local experts warn news consumers to be more skeptical

President Barack Obama signs executive order banning the Pledge of Allegiance. Pope Francis shocks the world, endorses Donald Trump for President.

Nothing to fear in fake news: Dissecting the facts takes time, but it’s a small price for being informed

Scrolling down your social media news feed to check what your friends are up to, you notice news articles with bold headlines that say something almost unbelievable.

Jana Shoral

ThreeSixty Focus on… Jana Shortal: The KARE 11 anchor talks standing out, the state of journalism and more

On a chilly Saturday afternoon in March, Jana Shortal pulls up in her Honda Civic and walks into SpyHouse Coffee in Minneapolis.

A mural of hope for brighter, safer days: Students paint wall of Minneapolis shelter to ease pain for Asian domestic violence victims

Children often steered clear of the dark and uninviting basement inside the House of Peace shelter in southeast Minneapolis.

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Recognizing – and addressing – white privilege: A reflection on how society can treat people of color differently

I place a bag of Peanut Butter M&Ms in our shopping cart, without asking my dad first.

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A digital option for physical education: Some Minneapolis students opt for ‘online gym’

When Josie Klein tells people she takes online gym, she gets a lot of raised eyebrows.

College Essay: On the right path, after tragedy and turmoil

Bam! Bam! I heard this sound early in the morning. People screaming, “Mungu nisaidie” (God help me). My body shaking and numb. My face hot. I knew how to run at the age of 3.

College Essay: ‘Changing the world, one girl at a time’

When Hooyo (“Mother” in Somali) picked me up from school in our Ethiopian refugee camp, we’d walk the long way home so people wouldn’t know that I went to school.

College Essay: Determination and optimism from ‘Mama’

Blood ran from Mama’s—my grandmother’s—arm and through the IV as the nurse said, “We will have the results in a couple of weeks and have you stop by then.”

College Essay: Grappling with – and overcoming – a tough decision on the mat

Class starts at 8 a.m. But I have been at school since 6 a.m.—running stairs over a puddle of my own sweat and pushing my limits in the weight room.

College Essay: Full speed ahead

Bang! The gun goes off! I thrust out of the starting blocks with full force and accelerate forward. As I run, my breaths become shallow, my chest tightens and I hear myself breathing loudly.

College Essay: A visit to Thailand and a new outlook on life

I stared at the red dirt stain on my Nike shoes. My throat dried up and sweat trailed down the side of my face. Despite the musty heat and my sore foot, I kept walking.

College Essay: A Mexican education system teaches a valuable lesson

When I arrived in Mexico City from my home, Minnesota, two years ago, I was petrified when I saw a place that looked hopeless.

College Essay: ‘Hard work does pay off’

Sweat dripped down the faces and bodies of the 14 exhausted teen dancers and scattered onto the slippery hardwood floor. Several stifled yawns.

College Essay: Conquering a new language and a new home

Fear and happiness hit my face.

I was “home.”

Finally.

College Essay: ‘Your shield, protector and defense’

While I was cleaning the living room at the age of 10 years old in South Africa, my sister, Halima, ran up to me and said, “Brother, brother, brother! Our brother is in danger!”

College Essay: Overcoming homelessness

Homelessness can happen to anyone. I know because I experienced it. One day in fifth grade, my parents sat my siblings and me down together in our tiny apartment.

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