IAS student Hannah Horiatis publishes five articles as part of undergraduate research

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Hannah Horiatis published five articles as part of her directed study and undergraduate research with faculty member Kristin Gustafson. The quarter-long project followed an Introduction to Journalism class with Gustafson in autumn 2017 and will contribute toward Peer Facilitation credits in that same class in autumn 2018.

During spring 2018 quarter, Horiatis met with two media practitioners—Teresa Wippel, the publisher/editor of My Edmonds News, and Barbara Ramey, the communications officer for the city of Bothell. The first meeting led to five reporting assignments that resulted in these five articles published with My Edmonds News, Lynwood Today and/or Mount Lake Terrace NewsJayapal visits Edmonds to discuss health care, gun reform and more with 7th District constituents; Local hairstylist gives back by baking birthday cakes for 14 fire stations; Scriber Lake students build tiny house for homeless; Talk with teens about depression and suicide, mental health experts advise; and MTHS students exercise creativity in jewelry and metal design elective.

"I've lived in downtown Edmonds for almost four years and feel very connected to the city’s businesses and community," Horiatis said. She reached out to Wippel via email while preparing for the quarter. "To my pleasant surprise, she emailed me back the same day asking when the best time and day was for me to have coffee with her." The meeting with Ramey informed Horiatis' research on the role of gatekeeping and complemented her quarter-long engagement with Associated Press Style and Poynter Institute resources.