There was a tremendous amount of noise coming from behind the door. A clanging, crashing mix of strings and ivory: a painful sort of sorrow all too fitting of the times. On the one side of this particular entrance was a hallway, from the soot-layered, filthy ambience; it could be deemed a derelict reminder of a not so distant and shabby past...
December 10, 2014 | By Thomas Fraki
When Judge Richard Leon was presented the facts regarding Klayman v. Obama, he described the situation as, "almost Orwellian." While we may not use telescreens or rely on Newspeak; laptop cameras and the automated simplicity of texting language have a definite, albeit benign, resemblance to the instruments used by Big Brother...
Currently, I am a student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I'm working toward a degree in Journalism and developing my skills in journalistic writing, Spanish, and web design and development. Although I live in and am originally from Minneapolis, I grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota and graduated from Brainerd Senior Highschool in 2009.
I have a lot of passion and respect for the the written word and have been writing creatively for a large portion of my life. Great story-telling is what I'm about.
Most of my down time is sent spent either reading good books or watching classic movies. As a hobby, I play guitar, harmonica, and I have a particular affinity towards blues music. While I do frequent many of the local breweries that Minneapolis has to offer, I am also working on my own skills as a homebrewer.
I am presently seeking job opportunities while furthering my college career. I hope to become a part of a positive, hardworking group of people. In doing so, I look forward to improving my own professional skill set.
Minneapolis, MN ― 2014-2014 (612) 221-6260
I worked from April to November of 2014 in the Landcare department of Facilities Management for the U of M. In doing so I was able to become very familiar with Twin Cities campuses and provide landscaping services for the University.
Brainerd, MN ― 2012-2013 (218) 829-1441
As a front desk employee of the Brainerd Hotel I was responsible for a large part of the guests' experiences at the hotel.
Baxter, MN ― 2010-2012 (218) 454-6950
In working as a cashier at Super America, I assisted customers with whatever concerns or purchases they had.
I am currently enrolled and am a student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Associate of Arts, 2012-2013
Upon completing a year of general course credits I took an extended period off from school.
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