Kristyn is just as comfortable conducting a one-on-one interview with a subject as she is performing for a crowd of hundreds in a recital or opera.
Kristyn is just as comfortable conducting a one-on-one interview with a total stranger as she is performing for a crowd of hundreds in a recital or opera. A storyteller as both a journalist and a musician, she is eager to share her words with the world.
Age: 22 Hometown: Alameda, Calif. One thing you should know about Erin: If there's chocolate in the room, she will find it. Erin Shaw puts on sneakers, grabs a tape recorder and runs a 13.1-mile course
After living in California, Texas, Kentucky and South Carolina, Erin craves new places and experiences. She has written features, trend and deadline stories for various South Carolina publications while strengthening her photography, editing and video skills.
Name: Chloe Gould Age: 21 From: Springfield, Va. One thing you should know about Chloe: Her dog, Ruby, is here pride and joy. Chloe Gould is a treat. Cupcakes, balloon and tattoo artists, comedians, musicians,
Chloe finds the oddball story, like the balloon artist twisting and turning purple octopuses in a burrito shop or the tattooist fighting for the right to ink. She hopes to channel the wit, prose and poised chaos of Lena Dunham and Gene Weingarten.
Age: 21 From: Lugoff, S.C. One thing you need to know about Cassie: She will probably beat you at Words With Friends. Back in high school when it was "cool" to be working on the yearbook staff, Cassie
Cassie has covered business, politics, education, features, small towns and South Carolina's capital city. She can handle spot news and in-depth pieces. Cassie is a journalist ready to tell your story.
Age: 21 Hometown: Catonsville, Md. One thing you should know about Colin: He completed the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a 5 mile race that also involves eating a dozen doughnuts, in under an hour. Colin Campbell
Colin is from Catonsville, Md., where he's grown up rooting for the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. Campbell has interned for a few newspapers in Baltimore — Pressbox and The Sun — and he recently concluded a year as editor of USC's student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock.
Age: 22 Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif. One thing you should know about Haley: She knows all of the lyrics to every Taylor Swift Song. Haley Willard is always seeking out new experiences. A self-proclaimed health nut, Haley
Eager for something different, Haley left home in Newport Beach, Calif., and ventured to Columbia, S.C. She's interned at Orange Coast Magazine and Sun Valley Magazine, and she writes for USC's Garnet and Black Magazine. Haley loves capturing the stories of the people she meets.
Age: 22 Hometown: Greenville, S.C. Something you should know about Zach: He can name, in order, all the World Series winners since he's been alive. Zach Fox's morning routine would be complete if every
Zach is from Greenville, South Carolina, and he's a die-hard Gamecock and Atlanta Braves fan. He first discovered journalism and a knack for writing during a class in high school. He hopes to cover sports and/or write things that make people laugh.
Name: Tara Baird Age: 21 Hometown: Bel Air, Md. One thing you should know about Tara: The Lumineers CD is currently playing in her car. "Stubborn Love" is her favorite song.She wants to be in the press
A Baltimore native, and avid Ravens and Orioles fan, Tara left home for South Carolina to adopt the Gamecocks as her favorite team. She would ideally like to be able to turn her love for sports into a career. When Tara isn't watching ESPN or the big game, she's reading books like "Game of Thrones."
Carolina Reporter Class of Fall 2012
By Rachel Dean Leo Buckle's path to pursuing a degree in journalism began in his childhood. He noticed in school that some of his classmates were made fun of for being different and felt compelled to stand
Leo has always been a defender of the vulnerable. Even as a child, he would protect children who were teased by their classmates. This intense desire to defend the innocent led him to a decision to become an officer in the Marine Corps when he graduates.
1. Age: 26 2. Hometown: Hartsville, SC 3. Favorite Writer/Personality: Jane Velez-Mitchell and Anderson Cooper 4. Hidden Talent: Piano (and learning guitar left-handed) Rachel Dean undertook quite
Inquisitive and curious by nature, Rachel loves to learn about music, women's issues and psychology. She hopes to begin her journalism career in Columbia, SC, researching these areas.
By Khan Singleton As a kid, Meagean Dugger loved reading books so much she proclaimed herself a "book nerd" and wanted to become a fiction writer. But Dugger's goal took a detour in her freshman year
Interested in international studies and human rights, Meagean hopes to do journalism that makes a difference.
By Megan Warner Cam Powell, 22, grew up in southeastern Virginia in a town that had a diverse culture of people that helped to shape his outlook on the world. He says it was the even distribution of people
A product of an unusual hometown trying to turn a grade school hobby into a profession, Cam's desire to write is fueled by sports fanaticism and a love of music. If what we do in school is practice for our careers, he's been practicing for his dream job since 1990.
By Meagean Dugger Khan Singleton decided to become a journalist while reading the sports section of a newspaper. A lifetime lover of sports and history, Singleton realized he could marry his interests
Khan has been an avid sports fan for many years, reading basketball articles from The State newspaper and SLAM magazine, a publication covering collegiate and pro basketball players as well as upcoming high school basketball players. Khan hopes to become a sports columnist after college.
By Cam Powell Megan Warner's life was defined by dance when she took it up at age seven. For the next 11 years, it was her goal to make it her profession. She was well on her way to doing so, having landed
She did not always see herself in journalism because she devoted most of her life to dance. After an injury that made her quit dancing for a while and changing her major three times, she finally settled on a new career path as a reporter.
Carolina Reporter Class of Spring 2012
By Jonathan BattagliaEdited by Khan Singleton My interest in journalism began as an adolescent media consumer, more specifically, reading the sports page of The Washington Post as I ate breakfast before
My future is uncertain, but I know I want to make a difference with my writing.
My cheesy high school nickname, "Scoop," said it all. I was the guy with the goal to know a little about everything. I carried more steno notebooks than textbooks in my book bag. My friends had loose
I'm the guy with the goal to know a little about everything.
By Mallory CageEdited by Corbin Ensminger I've moved around the Southeast my whole life, but I now call North Carolina home. I'm 21, but have known I wanted to be a journalist since I was 15 and joined
Journalism gives me a chance to record history and the stories of the people involved. I want to be a part of history as it happens and leave something behind for future generations.
By Brittani ColemanEdited by Josh Dawsy I've always been the observer, a person of few spoken words. But what I lack in speaking, I make up for in writing. My ability and love for carefully describing
I have not always known journalism was for me, but every day it makes more sense.
By Josh DawseyEdited by Brittani Coleman My start in journalism was at a community newspaper whose office in a town of 700 was a renovated barbershop. When the owners converted the old facility into a
A hard-charging journalist who wishes life had more balance.
By Corbin EnsmingerEdited by Mallory Cage I did not have to travel far to attend college. South Carolina has been home all my 22 years. Now, with graduation near, my next step is to find a job as a sportswriter,
I got started with journalism because of sports, and I hope sports journalism is where I'll go next.
By Jenna KepleyEdited by Sara Leary Words have always played a large role in my life. Reading, writing and talking are essential to my routine: I read the news. I write my thoughts. I talk about what
Journalism to me is the consistent desire to look out for the public, to keep them informed and to hold those in power accountable.
By Derek Legette Edited by Ryan Quinn I picture myself as a nascent "jack of all trades" who hasn't found my niche yet. Reading, reporting, martial arts, exercising and just going out all quickly consume
I'm a relentless workaholic who fancies reading, writing and a good sparring session. I like covering news because it gives me the chance to meet unusual people and to have unusual experiences – topped off with an adrenaline rush!
By Michaela Mitchell Edited by Frankie Mansfield I'm a 25-year-old naturally curious introvert who enjoys writing, humor, figuring people out and undiscovered musicians with magnetic talent, and I want
A naturally curious introvert with a passion for writing and people.
By Ryan QuinnEdited by Derek Legette While I began in journalism's opinion side, I've fallen in love with objectivity. It's far harder to dig up facts and present all sides than to simply present your
While I began in journalism's opinion side, I've fallen in love with objectivity. It's far harder to dig up facts and present all sides than to simply present your own opinions.
By M. Caroline Riser Edited by Chelsey Seidel Food and fashion are my life's two loves. I spend way too much time every day wondering what I'm going to wear and where I'm going to eat. Originally from
A true Southern girl with a passion for feature writing and telling stories of food, fashion and fun, I'm looking to expand my roots in the magazine world.
By Frankie MansfieldEdited by Michaela Mitchell I was born in Nevada but have spent most of my 23 years in South Carolina watching and playing as many sports as I could. In high school, football, basketball
I've loved sports my entire life and look forward to pursuing a career following that which I'm passionate about.
I used to be a babysitter's worst nightmare, the dreaded first-grader with too many questions and too much energy. Luckily, asking lots of questions and having lots of energy are both useful for journalism.
Journalism is the perfect way to turn all my questions into a career.
By: Sara LearyEdited By: Jenna Kepley A light bulb went off in my head seven years ago when I first saw a television show documenting the life of a young fashionista working at Teen Vogue. Journalism!
An interest in journalism that began through the lens of the fashion world continues through a passion and love for writing.