Emily Wilkins - Fall 2012
After three years working at The State News, Michigan State University’s award-winning student paper, Emily Wilkins has spent the past year interning with the Houston Chronicle and Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau and The Columbus Dispatch. She also has participated in USA Today Collegiate Correspondents, The New York Time Student Journalism Institute, interned at the Springs Gazette and covered in the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
A Metro Detroit native, Emily is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. She has won awards for journalism both the national and state level and awards for awkward dance moves at the local level. As a kid who could never fully remove the smudge of ink on the side of her left hand from constant scribbling, Emily was initially passionate about storytelling, which led her to print journalism when she realized the impact other reporters had on the world around them.
When Mark Ritchie, Minnesota’s secretary of state, is asked why the Gopher state consistently has the highest voter turnout in the nation, he lists a number of things - active third-parties, 30,000
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio hasn’t committed to a 2016 presidential run, but the Florida Republican is keeping his options open.
WASHINGTON — Ken Kero-Mentz remembers opening his desk four months after coming to his job in the U.S. Consulate in Brazil. There, scrawled on letters from his then-boyfriend, was the word “ faggot.” When he went to the consulate general he was told, “This was the foreign service Ken. What did you expect?”
When Mark Ritchie, Minnesota’s secretary of state, is asked why the Gopher state consistently has the highest voter turnout in the nation, he lists a number of things - active third-parties, 30,000 volunteer election judges and training voters by having them use the state’s voting system to judge food competitions at the state fair.
Between up and down and October surprises, election polls kept the electorate guessing until election night. But those who conducted polls in 2012 said if one thing could be different, it would be the way polls were interpreted by the media and individuals.