Backpack Journalism Blog

September 13, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Leveling The Playing Field (Video)

Tristan’s story covers Leveling the Playing Field. What does the organization do? Who do they help when it comes to delivering sports equipment?  He interviewed Ian Cohen, the Client Services Director.

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September 11, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Kid Fairy Tales vs. Real Fairy Tales (Video)

Angie was really interested in true fairy tales and she thought that it would be an interesting topic to talk about. She went around the community and asked people their opinion on it. She got very interesting interviews and enjoyed getting them. When you hear the truth about a fairy tale, you’re intrigued, but your […]

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September 9, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: J.I.T (Video)

Naomi explains that J.I.T is a local therapeutic center started by Dr. Ro for people with disabilities. Dr. Ro founded J.I.T. because of her daughter, Jenna. They are an after school program. While at J.I.T., students work on self care, vocational skills and other motor skills.

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September 7, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: MCPS Grading System (Video)

Recently, MCPS got rid of exams and changed their grading system for all high schools throughout Montgomery County. There have been many differing viewpoints on this change, ranging from agreeing with it, to completely disagreeing with it. Grace interviewed a series of people, from students, parents and a teacher to gain the differences in opinion.

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September 5, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Soccer in the Community (Video)

Anthony goes “exploring” his neighborhood, talking to friends and neighbors about soccer. A lot of people like to play soccer, including him. He knows what they are talking about. People say that they’re bad, but they really have good skill that might be useful in a pro career.

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September 3, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Hair Texture (Video)

The name of Talaiah’s project is called “Hair Texture”. She did this project because she likes to do hair and really wanted to know if the same products can be used in two different grades of hair. There are two different grades hair in one head. She also wanted to know why type of hair […]

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September 1, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Lavande Patisserie (Video)

Emma’s story was about the chef at Lavande Patisserie in Rockville, his dreams for the future and the root of what started his baking/cooking. She interviewed him and a customer about the food. She got many shots of the food that they make.

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August 30, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Street Art (Video)

As an artist herself, a huge struggle is deciding what to make. I also completely adore street art and she wanted to see if other people felt the same way. So, basically, Lena’s project is asking members of the community their opinion on the matter.

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August 28, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: College Athletes Managing Grades (Video)

What strategies athletes have for managing their time in the school year? How hard is it to keep your grades up while still playing sports? How do sports affect athletes’ grades? These are all questions asked to some college athletes.

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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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