Hannah Gilham

Hannah Gilham

Hannah Gilham is a Media Studies and English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in music from the University of Denver. She writes for the Lifestyles section of DU's weekly student news publication, The Clarion.

The Clarion: being a student journalist



For the audio-visual slideshow, I really wanted to show the trials of being a student journalist, while also conveying the camaraderie and pleasant aspects. I focused on DU’s student newspaper, the Clarion, and particularly the Monday night production process of the Clarion staff.

I interviewed several people on staff; I wanted to get different perspectives from different positions on the paper. I also wanted multiple voices; towards the end of the slideshow, I broadened my interview to other members on staff to try and discover why these students have chosen to join and/or stay on the Clarion staff despite the stress and difficulties. Continue reading

Preparing for ‘higher higher education’



With this story and slideshow, I’m trying to help current undergraduate students think about what they need to do  in order to get into graduate or medical school, specifically focusing on test-taking and volunteer/club participation. I cover preparation for these tests, as well as use advice from professionals to explore what applicants can do to enhance their applications to medical and/or graduate school.

I decided to take photos of the subjects whom I interviewed for several of my photos while they were studying or otherwise preparing for their higher higher education. I also wanted to do several photos of the school to signify both undergraduate and graduate studies. I took a few photos of books and still objects to convey things like financial strain and the amount of time and money that students put into preparing for these tests.

Preparing for ‘higher’ higher education


It’s never too early to start thinking about your future after undergraduate life.

It’s fall again and undergraduates across the nation are returning to school in droves. Whether you’re a wide-eyed first year or a jaded fourth year, it may be time to start planning your life after undergraduate school as application and testing deadlines are coming up in the next few months.

Applying and preparing for school, whether that be medical school, law school or a liberal arts Master’s program, can be incredibly stressful, time consuming and frustrating.

First step: the tests.

The Tests
Senior Jenny Lamphere from Highlands Ranch is majoring in English and has been preparing to take both the GRE and the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) test since June. Continue reading