Tuesday, February 07, 2006

writing for my local newspaper

in the last year, i've written two editorials for the daily which is the student newspaper of the university of washington. last quarter, i wrote Play it really, really loud. this piece rocks! it was a lot of fun to write and i got some positive feedback. before that, in spring, i wrote Collective wondering. that wasn't much fun to write but the process was extremely rewarding. and it felt good to voice those questions in a newspaper.

recently, staff members of the daily have invited me to write an editorial for this quarter. i feel totally honored and totally stoked to be asked by students. as for the topic of the editorial -- i've got a few good ideas but i'd much rather it come from STUDENTS.

so i'm going to start a facebook group called something like please help me come up with a topic to write about for the daily! setting it up will take about 5 minutes and i'll basically ask UW students to post topics that they think are important, inspiring, baffling, delicious, and/or urgent. since facebook allows for threaded posts, it's possible that some set of themes may emerge. and that will be the topic of my winter quarter editorial for the daily!

travel --> i will be in SF this weekend to visit a campus. i will also manage to see my mom in santa cruz and my sister nancy, jeff, and their boys aleks and ben in palo alto!


At 2/08/2006 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


the editor in me couldn't resist--how about something more compelling, like, "get your voice heard in the daily" or something like that?


At 2/08/2006 12:12 PM, Blogger david silver said...

hey sarah!


well, i just came up with the idea of surveying students to get a killer topic. my friend chris was the one who said, "dude, you should use facebook!"

At 2/09/2006 8:44 PM, Blogger i said...

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At 2/14/2006 7:44 PM, Blogger Laureen Hoo said...

david - i am really really inspired by your articles even though it's been almost a year since you wrote them. I just want to give you props for them because the questions you ask are just so thought provoking! By simply asking questions alone, you have probably inspired many many students and that in itself is admirable. I was a student in your com 201 class years ago and have sat in on a few of your other lectures and you just have to know that you've done a lot for me just w/your thoughts! rock on =)


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