Articles by Mandi Wyndham

May 2, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

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Backpack Report: Judy Walser (Video)

Melanie explains that she had the pleasure of interviewing Judy Walser, who told her all about community organizing and what it is. She told her amazing stories about all the volunteer work and projects she worked with. She taught her that in order for change to happen, things need to get done as a community.

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April 28, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham


Backpack Report: Nancy Kaplan (Video)

Anna explains that Nancy Kaplan is a volunteer who has worked with charities such as Project Turkey. She has donated goods, organized materials, and sown pillows for children in cancer units, as well as sown curtains for homeless shelters.  This is the story of her life helping others.

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April 25, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham


Backpack Report: Bob Youker (Video)

Angie explains that she interviewed Bob Youker who is a former bomb diffuser. He told me about what it was like to defuse a bomb and what to do. I learned that being in the military with a job like bomb defusing can be dangerous and you can have a good time as well.   […]

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April 21, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Practicing Interview Skills

Backpack Report: Elaine Rosenblum (Video)

Cathy explains that her story was about a lady names Elaine Rosenblum and she traveled to Australia and Russia. She said that Australia was more similar to the United States of America compared to Russia. This is because the language and food were different.  She enjoyed it either way. These two trips were the most important […]

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April 18, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

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Backpack Report: Beth Van Lenten (Video)

Donicia explains that Beth Van Lenten was an indexer at the Library of Medicine. She used to organize many medical articles and sort them out by the topics that they were focused on. Beth now lives at Ingleside at King Farm and is in charge of taking care of the library there.

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April 11, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Spring Break BPJ Graduates

Spring Break Backpack Journalism Success! (Photos)

If you have been following us on social media, then you know that our newest Backpack Journalists had a lot of fun for Spring Break! I had the honor of working with some very talented young ladies!  I was beyond impressed with their maturity and talent. They had some great ideas and represented MCM’s Backpack […]

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October 19, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

Practicing Interviewing Skills

Spring Break Backpack Journalism Class-2016

It’s back for “Spring Break”!  If you are looking for something for your student to do for Spring Break, check out our Spring Break Backpack Journalism Class!  This exciting week will take students through the process of story composition, using an HD camera, and editing a 2 minute news story that will be aired on […]

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October 14, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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PC vs. Mac for Media Creative Connections on 11/5

Time and time again, the question has been raised, what is better, PC or MAC? We are here to help!   At this Creative Connections, our goal is to educate you about the main differences between PC’s and MAC’s.  We will discuss different hardware and software specifically for media and production. Moreover, we will clear […]

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September 14, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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2015 Monty Awards Viewers Choice

Its time to cast your vote for best Field and Studio production in the Viewers Choice category.

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September 2, 2015 | Mandi Wyndham

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Creative Connections 9/16: New Technology at MCM

  Fall is in the air, MCM classes are starting and the next Creative Connections is here! Please make plans to join us on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30pm.   We’ve recently been informed that many of you have concerns about some of the technological changes here at MCM, and specifically a new requirement for […]

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