Indiana University
Major: Communication and Culture and Journalism
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
Classification: Senior
I belong at IU because it suits me. There is something to fit every aspect of my personality. For my academic interests, there is the Hutton Honors College. For my love for the theater, there is IU Usher Corps. For my interest in showing other students why I love IU, there is the Scholarship Advisory Committee. Everything at IU fits everything that is me, which is why I chose to come here.
December 12th, 2011

As a journalism student I was bound to have to take a class on film, graphic design and video at some point during my college career. Needless to say, I have been putting it off. I am not comfortable behind a camera lens. This semester however, I learned that I could be.

My final project for my Journalism J210 class was to research, film and edit together a three minute video on a subject of your choice. For weeks I struggled choosing a topic until one night when it hit me.

I was reading the paper and there was a short column about a woman who lived in Martinsville IN (just outside Bloomington) who ran a rescue for, get this, ferrets.

I was intrigued. So I looked a little further.

I called her that night and set up an interview for a few days later. My final project can be found here:


I was thrilled to have the opportunity to spend the day with Mason Lowrey, the director of the rescue, and to have the chance to experience such a unique opportunity for  a class.

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