Veterans Interview with Jordan Wacker

Now that I've presented my Veteran Interview to my Visual Communication class, I wanted to share it online. So incredibly grateful to Jordan Wacker for letting me interview him for this project, especially when I asked him at the absolute last minute (aka at a bar on Thanksgiving Eve ūüôĄ). My favorite parts from the … Continue reading Veterans Interview with Jordan Wacker

CT Speaker of the House, Joe Aresimowicz

Joe Aresimowicz¬†never planned to be a politician. In fact, he "always considered himself the reluctant politician" and "never once for a moment thought he'd ever get involved in politics." On January 4, 2017, Aresimowicz was officially elected¬†as the Connecticut Speaker of the House, in addition to proudly serving the 30th House District, which includes Berlin … Continue reading CT Speaker of the House, Joe Aresimowicz

Berlin Upbeat’s May Weekend¬†

In just two week's time, students involved in the Berlin High School Upbeat Peer Leadership Program will be on their way up to YMCA Camp Woodstock for the final training weekend of the school year. With freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors invited, the whole weekend starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12 is bound … Continue reading Berlin Upbeat’s May Weekend¬†

Getting to know Brandon Puritt

  Brandon Puritt is not your average residential college sophomore. The soon to be 20 year old student has most recently completed his second season playing defensive line for Central Connecticut State University's football program. After four years of playing football for Greece Athena High School in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y., Puritt was offered a scholarship … Continue reading Getting to know Brandon Puritt

The Berlin Budget Proposal and How It Affects You!

On Tuesday, March 28, the Berlin Town Council and Board of Education presented their budget proposals for the 2017-2018 fiscal year during a public hearing at Berlin High School. Now that we are less than 2 weeks away from voting on the budget, take a look below at how this year's proposal could affect your … Continue reading The Berlin Budget Proposal and How It Affects You!

HOW TO: Banana Pineapple Smoothie

Since Monday morning, my coworkers and I have been talking nonstop about getting¬†hot fudge sundaes from Praline's. Don't ask us how the topic came up because we wouldn't even remember, but the thought has been planted and the craving won't budge! After a very long and chaotic workday, I almost caved and got the sundae. … Continue reading HOW TO: Banana Pineapple Smoothie

RECAP: Berlin High School’s Upbeat March Weekend

From Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12, peer leaders from the Berlin High School Upbeat Program were at YMCA Camp Woodstock for an advanced training weekend. What made it advanced? They were hand selected to learn about public speaking and presentation skills from a handful of members in the community. Keep reading below to … Continue reading RECAP: Berlin High School’s Upbeat March Weekend

Confessions of a College Commuter

Let me just start off by saying that my¬†first day of college¬†was August 29, 2011. With five and a half years of experience as a college commuter, I am not a rookie to this game. Commuters are not a rare breed.¬†We all regularly go to and from school, and for the most part, deal with … Continue reading Confessions of a College Commuter

Living the Dream (Job)

From teacher to pediatrician¬†to a public relations specialist, my dream job has changed many times since the question of "what do you want to be when you grow up" was first asked in preschool.¬†Early in college, I said that a 9-5 desk job would be out of the question for whatever career I would spend … Continue reading Living the Dream (Job)