5280 Magazine’s Dining Intern

Hi everybody!

So mid-January, I accepted a position as the food intern at 5280 Magazine, Denver’s biggest magazine. I stuck it out for journalism, and in the end it worked out. Hooray for me.

I’ll give you all a brief overview of my job (and hopefully some insight into the world of journalism if you don’t know the flow of things; looking at you people who utter the words “fake news”)

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Be the Change You Want to Sea

Do you know what ocean acidification is? I didn’t.

Tonight, I attended a lecture by National Geographic environmental writer, Craig Welch. Welch wrote “Sea Change,” a Seattle Times story about ocean acidification that drastically affects marine life and communities from Southeast Asia to the Pacific Northwest. I learned that people react to ocean acidification, which is elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the ocean, more than they do to climate change, which is the same thing but in the atmosphere.

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Love INC Reflection

How do you write about poverty?

How do you write about addiction?

It’s not easy.

When I met Latashia, she wasn’t ready to interview. She just came home from Alabama, a place that held not-so-happy memories for her, after visiting a sick grandmother. For the past seven years, Columbia has been her safe haven. Revisiting the physical location of her past shook her present world, and she wasn’t ready to tell her story when I first came to speak to her.

That was fine. I’ll be patient.

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