Welcome Mosaic’s new reporting staff

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm

This spring's class includes, back row from left, Travis Shafer, Elias Youngquist, Matthew Masin, Anne Gronewold, Cara Wilwerding, Allison Shirk, Ruth Oliver; front row, from left, Damien Croghan, Shelby Wade, Paige Comried, and Frannie Sprouls. / Photo by Amanda Mobley Guenther

This spring’s class includes, back row from left, Travis Shafer, Elias Youngquist, Matthew Masin, Anna Gronewold, Cara Wilwerding, Allison Shirk, Ruth Oliver; front row, from left, Damien Croghan, Shelby Wade, Paige Comried, and Frannie Sprouls. / Photo by Amanda Mobley Guenther

It’s time to welcome a new staff of students to Nebraska Mosaic.

Their ancestors came from Canada, Czechoslovakia, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden and Wales. Only one had ancestors—from among the Luiseno tribe—who’ve always been here.

These students have discovered that their ancestors came to the United States to more freely practice their religion, to avoid military service, to obtain land of their own or to avoid hard times economically or politically. In short, they came to have shots at better lives.

Throughout the spring semester, these University of Nebraska-Lincoln students will be covering Nebraska’s growing refugee and immigrant communities, telling stories and giving voice to some of the state’s newest residents.

Among the stories they will be telling:

• The need for quality translation services in healthcare, education and law enforcement.

• The tradition of offering church services in a variety of languages.

• The popularity of free income tax services for new Americans.

To learn more about this semester’s reporting staff:

Paige Comried

Damien Croghan

Anna Gronewold

Matthew Masin

Ruth Oliver

Travis Shafer

Allison Shirk

Frannie Sprouls

Shelby Wade

Cara Wilwerding

Elias Youngquist

If you would like to suggest a story for Nebraska Mosaic, just email us at nebraskamosaic@gmail.com.


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