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Ellen Meyers
Ellen Meyers is a freshman at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, studying newspaper and online journalism. She is an assistant news editor for The Daily Orange, the independent student newspaper at SU. When she graduates, she hopes to write for a major newspaper, but she is unsure of what she wants to cover. Sports? Music? Food? Who knows. Her Twitter is @Ellen_Meyers and her Instagram is erlenmeyerflask. You can view her D.O. articles here:

Entries by Ellen Meyers

Red Hair, Don't Care

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 4:22 PM

Whether I like it or not, my hair has always been part of my identity. When I had play dates, some girls would try to brush and braid my hair while I futilely rebuffed their advances. During a trip to Las Vegas, my grandma decided that it would be a...

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No, We Can't Play the Game

(8) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 1:40 PM

The New York Times article "Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too" by Kate Taylor and the responses from journalists, college students and specialists left me confused, frustrated and scared. What are my friends and I supposed to think about hooking up and relationships as we...

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Give a Year? Give Us Advice

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 10:27 AM

Last week, I had my high school graduation. Sitting in the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, my classmates and I were anxious to get through all the speeches and finally get our diplomas. Though I wanted my diploma so badly, I was still excited to hear what our speakers had...

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Letter to Me in Eighth Grade

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2013 | 7:17 PM

Dear eighth grade me,

Thank you for your lovely letter. By fate, it arrived at my house on the day of my last final. I'll be graduating next week, so your letter really brought back memories.

You and I aren't the same. After middle school, I didn't need special education...

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Forgetting How to Read and Write

(9) Comments | Posted May 25, 2013 | 4:57 PM

All of my high school English teachers taught me to analyze anything and everything. They've taught me how to nitpick an entire passage about the New York skyline in The Great Gatsby, and how to criticize the role of women in Hard Times. Their essays and projects developed my writing...

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Worth the Wait

(2) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 11:36 AM

I didn't think May 1 would be eventful. While my peers were finally figuring out where they wanted to go, I already put my deposit down for a school in Texas. Already I've been researching the journalism curriculum for weeks, nervous about adjusting to the South. In fact, for my...

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