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Covering  all dimensions of life in Interior Alaska since 2002, Extreme Alaska is produced by University of Alaska Fairbanks journalism students.

 

Extreme Team 2014

_P1A8844Julie Herrmann

I am a senior at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks.  I enjoy writing about most things, especially feature writing. I’ve written about a wildfire, Disability Awareness Month, a body building contest, a rising country singer, a psychology class, a cutest vegan contest, March Against Monsanto and bug repellant among other varied topics. I’m currently the copy editor for the Sun Star and also a reporter with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in addition to taking classes. Follow me on Twitter: @jherrmannak.

 

 

 

 

_P1A8858 David Leslie

I’ve been studying Film and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for quite a few years now. When not attending classes, I teach swing and ballroom dance, produce theater shows and the Angry Young and Poor music festival, and have been involved with activist groups such as Occupy Fairbanks and the Greater Fairbanks Chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World. Follow me on Twitter: @kenske

 

 

 

 

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Karen Stern

42 years old and running through life like a maniac!  I am the mother of five crazy children living in the Alaskan wilderness.  My eldest son recently graduated and now I have four more to get through school.  A journalism student at UAF focusing on New Media technologies, with the intention of becoming a librarian who advocates for student run newspapers.  An avid reader, working in a high school library.  Reading whatever students suggest.  A quilter who has tried to sew clothing but gave up and went back to the straight lines utilized in quilting.  I plan to graduate in the spring of 2015, the same time as my second child graduates high school.

 

 

 

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Steve Hormann

New semester, new class with a new/old student. Will be adding my two cents in here with talk about really old records and music. Old meaning 78rpm 10and 12-inch shellac, early 1950s 10-inch LPs and 45rpm records. The beginning of jazz, country and all other formats of popular music. I will be turning 65 years old this year, so it will be sharing about the last fifty years of music that I remember along with discoveries from my personal collection. With recorded music of these eras, there is the work being done of the preservation and sound restoration both within the academic and professional level along with efforts of private collectors such as myself.

 

 

 

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Josh Collins

I am a 36-year-old male that enjoys sports, movies and music. I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, and enjoy spending time with my family. I want to be a talk radio host in the future. Check out my blog at http://joshcollins76.wordpress.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Elika Roohi

I’m a senior in the journalism program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I’m currently the Multimedia Director at the college radio station, KSUA, and a reporter for the student paper, The Sun Star. I’ve worked for the Sun Star for four years, doing everything from reporting and writing columns to blogging and tweeting to running the paper as Editor-in-Chief. When I’m not hanging out in the basement of Bunnell, you can find me running, skiing, baking thousands of cookies or playing the oboe. Follow me on twitter: @eroohi.

 

 

 

 

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JR Ancheta

I am a first generation Filipino-American. I was born in the Philippines in 1987, raised in Sitka, Alaska, and currently live in Fairbanks. Journalism and French are the two majors I am studying at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Photography is a new passion for me. Exploring photography has been quite an experience at UAF. It certainly has taken me to places I would have never thought I would ever go.

Similar to Charles Mason, a mentor, I like to wear two hats in photography. I am both a photojournalist and a fine art photographer. To me, photography is about seeing and responding to the world in front of me, capturing a particular moment and sharing it to whomever. I shoot whatever captures my eye.

I like cameras. I like images. I appreciate good light!

 

_P1A8819Brady Gross

I am a 3rd year Journalism student here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I am currently the General Manager of our campus radio station, KSUA, and am also involved with UAF’s Publication Board and Concert Board. In the past I have worked for UAF’s student newspaper, the Sun Star, reporting news and writing a weekly music column.

While my beard is fairly standard Alaskan attire, you’ll see me stand out with my ornate collection of corduroy hats.

 

 

 

OD-jaipur-tone Brian Patrick O’Donoghue

The department’s old Iditarod dog believes in cheering students on and teaching by example.

From covering missions at FOB Warhorse in Iraq to chasing dogs teams on the Yukon Quest trail, most assignments present more story possibilities than time exists to do them justice. Pick the ones that matter most and report them thoroughly, gathering supporting media as you go. Make full use of Extreme experimenting with storytelling formats. And it never hurts letting readers and viewers share the journalist’s winding hunt for truth.