Ed. Note: I encouraged our interns to write introductory blog posts about themselves. Please be nice to them, Blurt audience. Welcome, Alexa! -- Cathy Resmer
So, I'm the newest intern here at Seven Days... My name is AlexaRae (but I go by Alexa) and I've never blogged before which makes this (officially) my first blog ever.
A little information about me is necessary, but it's nerve wracking, sitting here in the office, trying to come up with things that would make a stranger find me interesting... And hopefully intelligent. I'll go with what is on my desk: my mac, my iPhone, wasabi peas, Earl Grey tea and a copy of Whats Good.
My computer is packed with pictures from my time abroad in Prague, and the last three years at St. Mikes (I sadly have only one year left). On my iPhone, I keep my favorites like Radiohead and Kings of Leon alongside pictures of my maltese Kobe and my pitt bull Brady.
I'm a journalism and political science student at St. Mike's and will be the News Editor of our student paper in the fall. I spent last summer in Burlington and worked as a copy editor at the Burlington Free Press. During my time in Prague, I studied media in a post-communist country and learned how to write stories from conversations in broken Czech-lish (a sorry mix of Czech and English).
Yesterday, myself and the other three interns ventured out to Stowe, Smuggs, Mt. Mansfield, Johnson, Jeffersonville and more. Embarrassingly, even after three years here, it was my first time to all of the aforementioned locations.
I'm really excited to be a part of the Seven Days team... And for the weather to get just a bit warmer...