Shine was a 2016-17 Active Voice fellow. She was a sophomore majoring in political science at the University of California San Diego. For three years she worked on her high school publication Tiger Newspaper which culminated in her leading the 36-person staff as editor-in-chief her senior year. She continued her interest in student journalism at UCSD and during her fellowship was a staff writer for The Triton and a contributor at inewssource, an investigative reporting agency. She previously interned with the investigative unit of CBS News in Los Angeles.
Posts by Shine
- On Covering DACA, from one undocumented student journalist-
It’s been a little over a week since I revealed publicly for the first time that I’m undocumented. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will be rescinded, a current editor of my high school newspaper reached out to me. She asked me, as a former editor-in-chief of the publication, to write something to our community. She wanted my help localizing national news. I agreed.
- Signing Off: Shine Cho- Two weeks after my freshman year in college, I retreated to my favorite spot in my hometown of South Pasadena, California. Tucked away on a corner of a one way street is a poorly ventilated little coffee shop with mismatched furniture and a chalkboard menu. From 2013-2015, you could find me at Kaldi’s more often… Continue reading Signing Off: Shine Cho
- Gay students in Missouri had their high school yearbook quotes censored by school-
After recently graduating from Kearney High School, Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz opened their yearbooks to find blank spaces under their portraits. Both submitted witty quotes about their gay identities, only to find that the school scrubbed them from the pages.
- Student journalist challenges University of Wisconsin for records in investigation of professor-
When a professor was pulled out of a lecture and suddenly stopped teaching his other classes, Alex Nemec, a student journalist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, filed records requests to find out why. Nemec has encountered two hurdles to accessing records, the first imposed by the University and the second by the professor himself.
- What Not to Wear: A Yearbook Edition- For many rising seniors, the summer leading into the school year is one of preparing to finally graduate: drafting college applications, studying for standardized tests, and taking senior portraits. For Grace Goble at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Ill., she’s spent hers a little unconventionally: petitioning her school administration. After taking her senior… Continue reading What Not to Wear: A Yearbook Edition
- UCF suspends, then reinstates, student who graded breakup letter on Twitter-
The University of Central Florida’s decision to suspend a student over a social media post -- and to later reverse the punishment -- has raised questions about the university’s approach to the First Amendment and social media.
- Behind the Story: Debating sexism on a Kansas high school campus- In Overland Park, Kan., students don’t talk about sexism, says rising senior Rachel Pickett. At Blue Valley West High School, Pickett’s story on sexism within the debate team spurred controversy among the student body, with one student setting fire to the issue with her story on the cover. “Debate is a cornerstone of pride at… Continue reading Behind the Story: Debating sexism on a Kansas high school campus
- State of the First Amendment? Many Americans say it shouldn't protect divisive campus speakers, hate speech on social media-
The Newseum's annual survey finds generally strong public support for First Amendment principles, but that support wanes when the public is asked whether constitutional principles "go too far" in protecting hateful or offensive speakers.
- Six San Diego high school students to learn in major newsroom- Six high school students from various pockets of San Diego were chosen by The San Diego Union-Tribune to participate in the Community Journalism Scholars program. From June 19 through July, these students will work directly in the newsroom, receive mentorship from the U-T staff, and have the opportunity to publish their work online. In addition,… Continue reading Six San Diego high school students to learn in major newsroom
- George Washington University student paper could lose office-
The GW Hatchet, an independent student newspaper at George Washington University, will have to pack up its office and move into a university facility by the end of the summer -- unless it can raise $100,000.
- Bad News- I counted feet in iambic pentameter in my freshman English class, discussed literary devices the following school year, identified rhetorical devices in AP Language as a junior, and wrote analytical essays my senior year. For all the Shakespeare I remember to this day, I never learned how to read the news in a classroom. More… Continue reading Bad News
- Why I’m Here- “Sweetheart.” “Honey.” “You can’t be serious.” “That’s an inappropriate thing to say.” I’ve received these comments in actual professional settings, as well as in my positions as a student journalist. I’ve been disrespected, ignored, and not taken seriously on the basis of my gender—this bias being expressed in statements such as these. In high school,… Continue reading Why I’m Here