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Backpack Journalists, Interviews and Noodles!

If you have been following us on social media, then you know what a busy week we have been having at this summer’s Backpack Journalism Academy!  Our newest journalists seem to be having a great time (so are the staff working with the class). We started the week off with a special guest, MCM’s own […]

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Backpack Report: Bess Shay

This video is about Ms. Bess Shay who was born during the Great Depression. She also talks about how the Korean War and World War II affected her and her family.

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Backpack Report: Alan Rosenthal

This story is about Alan Rosenthal and the court case Brown vs. Board of Education. In the interview, Alan Rosenthal expands upon his role in the case and what is entailed. He also describes how he came to be involved and what he thought about the case as well as the decision.

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Backpack Report: Werner Schumann

Werner Schumann grew up in the Nazi youth as his father was a member of the Nazi party. After the war ended, he learned about the Holocaust and this impacted him greatly as he rejected the Nazi ideologies and God too. Film making was his childhood dream, he studied still photography and then was drafted […]

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Students, Residents, Stories & Popcorn!

What an AMAZING week! I had the honor of working with some very talented teenagers during MCM’s Spring Break Backpack Journalism program. All I can really say is “Wow!”We had such a great time. This time around we spent the day at the beautiful Ingleside at King Farm to interview and tell the stories of […]

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Blog, Another Four Letter Word

Blog – the new four letter word! Blogging has taken the internet by storm and have become one of the most popular and visited websites today. So, what exactly is it? How do you do it? We have answered these questions and more with our Creative Connections Blogging webinar! Get an exclusive look at how […]

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Spring Break Fun!

It is starting to feel like spring. The snow is melting, birds are chirping and we just lost an hour due to daylight savings time. This can only mean one thing; it’s almost time for Spring Break Backpack Journalism! I would have to say it is a great way for teens to spend their spring […]

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Backpack Journalists Need New Cameras

Texting, Chatting, Tweeting, Posting, Blogging… Teenagers love to creatively express themselves! You can give a teenager the opportunity to express their own voice as a backpack journalist with a ZOOM Q2 HD Video Recorder. Imagine our future teen journalists covering the latest school football game or sending you a video blog that features a review […]

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The 2014 Monty Awards

The leaves are beginning to change colors and there is a slight chill in the air right now. That means that autumn has arrived and the 2014 Monty Awards are coming it up soon!  This is the night when we put our volunteers in the “spotlight” for all of their hard work over the year. […]

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Packed House (Photos)

photo of Backpack Journalism Summer 2014 Screening Party

As the smell of popcorn filled the air in MCM’s classroom, our journalists and guests began to arrive to the Screening Party. An array of snacks were on hand as well as some goodies from the journalists themselves. The lobby outside of the classroom was set up for interviews with our journalists. Apparently it looked “fancy” […]

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