Anna Dreiling

Anna Dreiling

Anna Dreiling is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in political science at the University of Denver. After graduating, she looks to pursue a career in backpack journalism, thus utilizing a variety of journalistic media and methods. A Colorado native, Dreiling grew up enjoying the beauty of the mountains, whether it was through horseback riding, camping, hiking, swimming or snowboarding. Aside from working with Professor Christof Demont-Heirich's SolarChargedDriving.com, Dreiling is also News Editor of DU’s student newspaper, The Clarion. Overall, Dreiling hopes to further her journalistic experience in her time at the University of Denver through whatever methods available to her, and she looks forward to her career in the future.

Learning through experience: SimGov

Room 380 is just like any other classroom in DU’s Sturm Hall: It has a table at the front of the room with a projector screen behind it. Windows line the walls and six half-circle tables make up the sitting area of the tiered classroom.

There’s really nothing remarkable about this room—At least, there’s nothing remarkable about this room until Seth Masket and his American Simulation Government class come in.

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University of Denver: From 1864 to 2012

This Final Cut Pro project was one that I thoroughly enjoyed and was excited to do. I modified its concept a bit in the respect that I contacted DU’s Penrose Library in order to request permission to use historic photos of DU as well as my own photos, as opposed to using only my own.

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More than just a college paper: the making of the DU Clarion community

The editor-in-chief candidates, Anita and Amy.

If someone wanted to offend a member of DU’s newspaper, the DU Clarion, all that person would have to do is to call it “just a school newspaper, almost fake, not the real thing at all.”

A statement like this would get under a Clarion writer’s skin, annoying them with what they’d believe is naivety and ignorance.

Ask anyone involved with the Clarion and they’ll tell you: This is no “fake paper.” The Clarion, they believe, is as genuine as any other paper out there, with all of the work, thought and effort put into it as any other local paper.

They’d probably even be willing to write you an opinion piece about it. But first they’d have to explain exactly how the Clarion works, starting with how the paper’s leadership is selected.

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“Miss Julie:” from start to finish, the making of a DU theatrical production

Making “Miss Julie:” Understanding theater at DU

The fact that they encourage us, not only allow us, to pursue those other endeavors—it’s really something special.” – Actor Cody Schuyler

Getting ready for rehearsal

Kim Morgan, left, instructs Kaitlin Clark, in the blue, Cody Schuyler, in the red, and Julia Owen, in the black and white.

DU’s Theater Department is known for its provocative and challenging dramatic pieces. Most productions revolve around a philosophical approach to the world and its people, and each cast creates its own portrayal of life and its meaning.

The latest main stage play, which will run alongside the main stage musical “Urinetown,” is called “Miss Julie,” and it paints the same characteristically dark view on society as do most other DU plays.

Cheyenne Michaels, who designed “Miss Julie’s” commercial, described the play’s importance within the theatrical world.

“It’s the first play that ever separated sex from love,” she said. “Streinberg [“Miss Julie’s” playwright] was also trying to create a realism play, which focuses on real world problems through an artistic view.”

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