In:Site is an online magazine managed, written and produced by students enrolled in an undergraduate journalism class at the University of Washington in Spring ’09.
This site was created to post all student-created content that originally appeared on the In:Site Facebook application which can be viewed here.
After escaping from suburbia long enough to fall in love with public transportation, incessant weather patterns, and large bodies of water, Chantal is temporarily calling Seattle home. She’s an avid traveler and isn’t content living in the same place for more than 3 months. Consequently, this summer she will be moving to Beijing, China to report for The China Daily News. A few of her favorite things include: the Seattle music scene, the Ballard farmer’s market, and learning obscure volcabulary words.
From the quaint city of Yelm, Washington (yes, it became a city in 1989), Ben Bradley cultivated a love for the outdoors through many camping, pheasant hunting and fly-fishing trips. A three sport athlete since age five, Ben supports collegiate wrestling as a high school official. Rock and roll pumps through his veins while playing guitar as his younger bro wails on the drums in their band. He graduates this winter doubling in Journalism and Political Science, his majors reflecting his annoying need to know the reason behind everything under the sun…including the sun, too.
Erika’s writing career began at age 4 with the home publication of several bunny stories and today continues to write as well as dabble in all things creative. Erika upholds the persona of a fiery redhead well: She’s passionate and usually convinced that she has the right answer. She hopes to take on the world this June when she graduates with a degree in Journalism from UW.
Kaetlyn grew up under Montana’s big skies. Her interests lie in politics, travel, health and wellness, and writing. She loves being outside hiking or simply reading a delightful piece of social satire.
Originally born in India, Shakira can most often be found of the bus –it is definitely the coolest way to travel. Her journalistic interests are in everything, but mostly politics and sports. She can often be found at city hall meetings struggling to keep awake and to keep from freezing in there well-heated halls. She wants to eventually move to Africa and cover conflicts. Her parents are afraid she will die and waste her college education but she has high hopes for her future.
Brian is a midwesterner who moved to Washington to study Art and Journalism… and flyfishing. His interests includes a little bit of everything from soccer – go Red Devils! – to domestic and international policies on human rights. He hopes to work outside the US as a journalist upon graduation… or perhaps be the local flyfishing newspaper man (similar to Paul MaClean in A River Runs Through It).
Will has lived in Seattle all his life, and he loves his city. He has many passions, including sports, the outdoors, health, pop culture, food, laughing and many more. He especially loves hiking and camping at remote locations. Will is married and has two big, beautiful dogs.
Originally Born in Ukraine, Maks can typically be found mouthing off to much bigger, more athletically gifted basketball players on campus and off. His journalistic interests (and bad habits) can be traced back to trash-talking childhood hero Gary Payton and the team formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics. And yes, he is still in denial. Maks’ grandparents wish he’d consider a more lucrative career in something like law or medicine. Clearly, they’ve never tasted press box hot dogs at Safeco Field.
Sarah migrated from hometown Portland Oregon to Seattle to pursue a double degree in Journalism and Photography. She enjoys outdoor activities, making and viewing art, and exploring all the northwest has to offer. Sarah is also passionate about feminist theory and women’s rights. She’s a vegetarian, but will probably eat bacon if you put in front of her.
Page was inspired toward a career in journalism while serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two young children. Specializing in documentary photography, the Washington native is anxious to show people what the world looks like through his lens.
Rebecca is a true Seattleite who never has an umbrella and loves walking in the rain. Her favorite thing is to capture the world through her lens. She also loves writing and will graduate from the UW next Winter with a Journalism degree and plans to pursue photography at the Seattle Art Insititute. She also likes to pluck the ivory keys of her piano as frequently as possible.
Laura J. Mansfield
Always on the go, Laura J. Mansfield wouldn’t have it any other way. In 2008, she traveled across the country reporting on the presidential primary election. She’s a blogger at heart with experience in non-profit, and more recently a local campaign. She lives near Seattle with her husband and their two children.
From concerts to comics, TV to theater, Julian has a passion for all things in the arts. He will be graduating in June with a Journalism degree, and hopes to one day work for a national entertainment publication. He also loves event planning, and when he’s not writing, he can usually be found hard at work putting together his next memorable and random shindig.
A Colorado native who doesn’t ski, a Seattle resident who doesn’t drink coffee, Amy defies all geographic stereotypes. This perpetual student will finally retire her late-night study sessions when she graduates in June from the University of Washington with an M.S. in Technical Communication. This will free up a lot of time to focus on her favorite “old-lady” hobbies, including sewing, cooking and gardening.
An exchange student from Singapore, Li-Cheng is an all round techno-geek with a background in art. Responsible for the inner workings of the site and the graphics that define the publication, he takes pride in ensuring his sanity while getting entangled in the confusing world of WordPress code. Li-Cheng also runs his own portfolio site as http://www.infuxion.net.
Reed is a normal guy from Bothell, WA. He is a lifelong musician and rabid sports fan. Only a junior, he still has another year of college to go, but will probably make it two by spending a year studying and traveling in Spain. Not that he can afford it as he is currently unemployed. Reed can bench press somewhere between 100 and 200 lbs. He won’t clarify exactly how much.