November 29, 2022


The First-Ever Native American Put Forward For The National Parks Service

In the article, “First Native Americans Nominated To National Parks Service”(McGraw Hill), I learned that Chuck Sams is a specialist in land management and has been a leader in both state and tribal governments. He also worked as a non-profit natural resource and conservation management for twenty-five years. He has been in a lot of organizations and played major roles in them. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration from Concordia University-Portland and a master’s for legal studies in Indigenous people Law from the University of Oklahoma. He was a veteran of the navy and live with his wife and four children in Oregon on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. 

What do you tink about the new National Park Service director? Why does it matter?

I think that with the Biden Administration nominating Sams back there will be a lot of work he will have to do since the National Park Service hasn’t had a permanent director to lead in a while.  With a lot of o projects needing a ton of attention, Sam will become the most valuable person since he will have to tackle maintenance and infrastructure projects. This will create a huge impact in the future since the National Park Service is responsible for processing public lands and natural treasures for future generations.  

National Parks!

In AP Lang, we asked 10 questions and had to find the answer using an article. My question was “which national park should i visit next?” Using the article linked down below as well as interviewing my friends I was able to find out the answer to my question. Hope you enjoy!

Jumping for Journalism!

Hey everyone! I am a junior at Judge Memorial High school. When I was young, I was super shy and didn’t want anything to do with the camera, but now everything has changed. After the New Media teacher at our school emailed me, expressing his interest that I take the class, I realized my passion for journalism.  I love filming, talking in front of others, and being on camera, and I think it is very important that our generation has their voices heard by others. Exploring new topics and researching stories to commentate on, are some of the things that I get the most joy out of, but most importantly I want to make a difference in the world with what I have to say. 

I really enjoy talking in front of others, which came with a lot of practice and school presentations. During middle school, I often had to get up in front of the class and explain a project or read a story that I had written, which greatly increased my aptitude for public speaking. It was no longer something scary, but something that I really enjoyed because I was able to express my ideas and opinions. In journalism, I use my speaking skills during an interview when I am on camera, or when interviewing others, in order to come across in the best way possible.

If I could interview anybody about anything, I would want to interview a professional Olympic athlete. I love playing sports, and it constantly intrigues me to see the drive within a person to reach an Olympic level. They sacrifice so much for one sport, and I would be curious to interview and ask them what made them so passionate. Why didn’t they give up? Why did they keep going when their bodies were miserable? How did they make friends or get through school spending so much of their focus on one sport? One of my favorite projects that I have done was an interview about teen vaping for NewsHour. I answered their questions, with the help of the awesome crew at my school, and I was fortunate enough to briefly showcased in their feature. At school, I have filmed and produced many interviews with teachers and students. I love asking people questions, and I get more enjoyment out of what they have to say. It’s always important to look at other perspectives and get different opinions from others about an issue.  In the future, I will be producing media about women doctors at the University of Utah. I don’t think women get enough representation, especially in the medical field, so I want to interview them and allow them to share a different perspective about medicine, as a woman.