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Kent State Stark Student Blogs for Local NewspaperPosted Apr. 30, 2012
A local newspaper selected a Kent State University at Stark student to blog about various topics about her life. The Canton Repository, a Stark County newspaper, chose Juliana Carvalho, 18, freshman honors marketing student, to write about her Kent State experience, international issues and life adventures.
“I am honored to be selected as the paper’s blogger,” Carvalho says.
Carvalho began working as a Canton Repository blogger during the first week of March after being recommended by Robert Sturr, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Kent State University at Stark.
Sturr says he selected Carvalho because of her exceptional work in his English course.
“She is a talented writer who, among her other achievements, wrote two very interesting papers last semester that led me to recommend her for this position,” Sturr says. “Both papers demonstrated Juliana’s strong and clear voice as a writer, as well as her growing talent in research and argument.”
According to Sturr, Carvalho, who blogs twice a week, was a great choice because of her interesting background and experiences.
“In some ways—growing up for part of her life here in Stark County—she is quite typical of other college freshmen, but in other ways she has had experiences that are totally different from those of her classmates,” he says.
Carvalho is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second largest city. After moving to North Canton in 2003, she lived in Windsor, England, for more than a year before returning to the Canton area in 2006.
“I was so happy to move back to that little town we all know and love,” Carvalho says.
Carvalho said she will continue blogging for as long as the paper needs her to.
“The Kent State experience and the Honors College have exceeded expectations,” she says. “It’s unexplainable. The professors, campus and people are great. It’s truly amazing; I love Kent State so far!”
To read Carvalho’s blog, visit www.cantonrep.com/community/blogs/fresh_perspective. For more information about the Honors College, visit www.kent.edu/honors or call 330-672-2312.