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August 26, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Lebron Fulfilling His Promise (Video)

Cleveland is a city with at 50+ year championship drought in every professional sport. Baseball, basketball, football and hockey have been unable to win a championship. But, a nineteen (19) year old Akron, Ohio native named Lebron James was drafted by Cleveland with hopes of winning a championship. Hope fell short, drafted in 2005 but […]

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August 24, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: The Zika Virus (Video)

While many people are enjoying their summer, going the beach, enjoying the sun, it is mosquito season. The West Nile, the Degue and the Chikigonya viruses have already terrorized people and the mosquitoes themselves, but there is a bigger program that is being faced currently, the Zika virus. To lean more information about the virus, […]

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August 22, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Racism (Video)

Michaela’s story is about racism. She wanted to do racism because it’s different and it involves history which she’s inspired by. History tells and says everything. When she has asked certain people they were pretty shocked of the topic and the questions. And, it is good to hear people’s feedback which is pretty amazing.

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August 20, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Fire Prevention and Preparation (Video)

Kyle’s story is about house fire preparation and prevention. He interviewed two (2) firemen, both volunteers at the Rockville firehouse.  The final interviews covered equipment and procedures for prevention of a house fire and smoke detector placement and batteries.

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August 18, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Audition Preparation 101 (Video)

Sophia’s story is about tips and preparation for young actors and actresses or any other actor or actress heading to an audition. She interviewed local directors, producers and actors on how they view an audition and what they look for in an “audtionee”. As an actress herself, auditions can be very nerve-wracking and a good […]

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August 16, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Pokemon Go (Video)

In Armando’s project, he tells people about the Pokemon Go app and what it is. He interviewed a few people and asked them about the game. He has a lot of footage of people playing it at the RIO (Washingtonian Center, not Brazil – calm down.)

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August 15, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

2016 Summer Backpack Journalism is a Wrap! (Photos)

What a great summer! It has been full of activity and our newest Backpack Journalists are the reason why!  I am excited to be able to share their stories with you.  They all did an amazing job and I am very proud of each one of them. Now it’s your turn, over the next few […]

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May 23, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Muriel Ebitz (Video)

Donella explains that Muriel Ebitz is an artist and graphic designer currently residing at Ingleside at King Farm.  She paints mainly water color and pastel. She has plenty of knowledge about the art industry. She enjoyed her job and has retired from graphic design, but still paints because it brings her joy.

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May 17, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Alan Kaplan (Video)

Abbi explains that Dr. Alan Kaplan is a physician of the PHS (Public Health Service) but he does not practice at the moment. He was a primary doctor during the Vietnam War.

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May 12, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Harriett Shapiro (Video)

Emily explains that Harriett Shapiro was the first woman in the Attorney General’s Office.  She has a very inspiring story to tell.

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