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Isaura Greene

Why I love The Hunger Games book series


I’m pretty shy myself, and when I read about this heroine who can stand up for herself, despite things that are preventing her, I feel influenced to do the same. I’m energized to help anyone out, make the world greener and give back to the community.

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Kris's blog

12 Weeks to Fitness: Increasing my energy by sleeping


Now that I’ve kicked the caffeine out of my diet, sleeping better will help to give me more energy and stay more alert in class. I have made it a goal to get more than 7 hours of sleep each night. Here are some tips from a sleep presentation offered by the Wellness Center at the University of St Thomas I attended that I want to pass along.

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Kris's Blog

12 Weeks to Fitness: Staying active

I am continuing in my recovery from the surgery I recently had on my back and have been given two restrictions: to not lift more than 10 lbs. and not bend down. To try to keep my muscles moving, I have adapted small but more useful techniques. Read more on this and watch me demonstrate these exercises.

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12 Weeks to Fitness: Bye back pain, hello progress

Watch my interview with ThreeSixty Journalism as I explain my determination to get rid of back problems that have prevented me from staying healthy and fit.

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Kris's Blog

12 Weeks to Fitness: Sticking to My Diet


In my previous post, I talked about what my new diet consists of. However, mixing it into my life is a different story. I was used to eating what was easiest to grab on-the-go. I needed to find snacks that were small, healthy and of course, delicious. I have come up with alternative snacks to adapt to my lifestyle. These have improved my energy and helped me eat well.

Kris's Blog

12 Weeks to Fitness: Eat This!

My second week of the program was full of habit breaking and choices at every snack and meal, although caffeine and junk food continued to be temptations. This week’s post is about my past and current eating habits.

Kris's Blog

12 Weeks to Fitness: Introduction and Reset

Sweat drips down my face as I smile in victory. Exhausted and beat down by the fierce competition of a one-on-one basketball game, my opponent and I shake hands and go to McDonald’s. I order my usual Big Mac meal — super-sized, of course — with a huge cup of Mello Yello. Next, I completely demolish any fitness beneifts from my two-hour workout!

Feven Gerezgiher

Christmas on January 7th

Forget shiny presents and delicious sugar cookies, Orthodox Christmas is orthodox. It is totally unlike the wonderfully commercialized Christmas most people celebrate in the United States.

Vang Thao

The magic of holiday shopping

I recall one news report on CNN Student News three years ago about deaths on Black Friday. It included a video of an overwhelmingly large crowd in front of the doors of a grocery store.

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Emma Carew Grovum

My first journalism mentor

Maria Baca was the first journalism mentor I ever had. In 2002 when I was a student for ThreeSixty Journalism (back then the Urban Journalism Workshop) at the University of St. Thomas, Maria was assigned to help me report and write a story for the special camper-written section for the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.

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Isaura Greene

7th grader stands up for what she believes in

One day in seventh grade, my friend Sydney stood up for what she believed in. She went up to the philosophy and social studies teachers for the lower-classmen in my school, Great River School, and asked if there was a GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance.

The journey continues...

It is always fascinating to tweet for an organization as a volunteer. As someone who uses social media every day in my 9-5 job, I imagine myself becoming that organization when I tweet.

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Vang Thao

Who is Steve Jobs?

When I was approached about blogging about Steve Jobs’ death, I had to admit, I didn’t know who he was! Although I was sad to hear about his death, I didn’t know anything about him. What was his career? What impact did he make during his life? How did his death affect people? I even had to go on Wikipedia to figure out who he was. After finding out who he was, I felt guilty. Because it turns out, Steve Jobs had a big impact on my life that I didn’t even know about.

Emma Carew Grovum

ThreeSixty Journalism Alumni: your help needed!

When I saw my byline on the front page of the Star Tribune during the first week of my internship, my first thought was that I had to send a copy to Lynda

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Grace Pastoor

I want to major in Journalism and Being a Tapir

How could I have been so stupid? I was presenting about otters when tapirs were in front of me the whole time. I just had to grow up to see it.

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Vang Thao

What do Driver's Ed and Spider-Man have in common?


A lot of teens groan at the thought of having to take a Driver’s Education class just to get a permit and then a license. Some often wonder why we need Driver’s Ed.

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Isaura Greene

Picking apples, making lip balm and shoveling llama poop for school

For most kids, the start of a school year is exciting. But for those who are new to a school, it can be nerve-wracking. The upper classmen are intimidating with their make-up, their dyed hair, their low-cut shirts and their baggy pants. “Tall kids, short kids, so many kids!” as Dr. Seuss might’ve said.

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Lorna Liu

Only 275 days of school left

School: for some, it’s the dreadful period after summer. For others, it’s a time to see old friends and socialize. For me, it’s time to start work.

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Tilyn Hollis

Live from camp: Four days in, one more to go

Today is day four of this wonderful camp we have all grown to love.

Yesterday, we went to the Twins game and we got to interview the players and manager.

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Laila Orsi

Live from camp: I'm not a sports person, but I love this camp

One Week is NOT enough.

This week has gone by way too fast. Tomorrow is already our last day of camp and that makes me sad!

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