Author Archives: Squelsch

About Squelsch

I am a student of journalism with a science fiction problem. Writing is a passion of mine, but I find myself doing less of it as the age of social media dominates all thoughtful consciousness. One of my major pass times is hosting imaginary lectures in my head, which is primarily the reason why I like to write and blog. These lectures are usually about justice, liberty, government, culture, and technology.

Just for Laughs

Toby, our journalism adviser showed us this from Bryanthomaschmidt.net.  Unfortunately, today was also the last day of class.  More about that coming soon… Your Punctuation Personality Type  by Leah Petersen > A recent (totally made up) scientific study analyzed what your … Continue reading

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Appeal to the Student Council

I n lieu of a possible cuts to WCC’s student newspaper, the Horizon made their presence known during the ASWCC council meeting. $2,000 was proposed to be cut from the Horizon’s $17,000 budget in a previous meeting. Cuts to the number … Continue reading

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On the Job

The film “Crossing Borders” was shown in the Heiner building on campus a couple nights ago. I didn’t plan on going to it, but Cutter (our editor) was there, and I felt like I should say hi – and maybe … Continue reading

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Possible cuts to the Horizon budget

James Hearne, assistant editor at the Horizon returns from the student council with grim news. The student council reports projected budget cuts from $742,000 to $715,000 in 2012/13. The Horizon’s budget may be cut by $2,000. James says the council’s … Continue reading

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What 007 and I Have in Common

It feels as if I’ve been writing correspondence from the trenches for the last three years – dodging angry Germans and eating spare dog meat when I can. But that’s simply not true. I’m in my second quarter at Whatcom … Continue reading

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Journalism Unemployment

Here’s an article on journalism unemployment. Unemployment rates for recent college graduates in journalism: 7.7 percent.

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Production Monday

Production Monday is here and we are busy as usual. Production Monday means Tuesday will bring a brand new stack of papers hot off the press, but it usually has us sitting in front of the computer screen all day … Continue reading

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SPJ Conference at Pacific Lutheran University

Hey everybody, A couple weeks ago I went to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma for the annual Society of Professional Journalists conference. As it turned out, the conference was being held the day after my birthday, so I was feeling … Continue reading

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