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Introducing our new E-board: Co-Correspondent Melanie Dostis

Name: Mel Dostis

Major/minor: Journalism
Hometown:  College Point, NY…but you’ve never heard of that, so Queens girl at heart.

How long have you been involved in Her Campus? I joined last year in the second semester of my sophomore year and  I became co-correspondent this semester.

What made you decide to get involved? From classes to work to extra-curriculars, my life has for the longest time been surrounded by journalism-and I love it. A year ago, former correspondent Karlee Stewart suggested I look into Her Campus and I was surprised by how different the environment was. It’s a place where you don’t have to be a writer and since most my friends are j-majors, I was excited to meet girls with all different passions but who were still excited to write. I love hearing their ideas and Her Campus is at a really exciting point right now. We’re growing nationally and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us.

How did you choose Northeastern when you were looking at schools to transfer to? Transferring was a tough decision and I knew I had to pick the right match. Especially since it wasn’t until my freshmen year of college that I finally realized Journalism was the only thing I wanted to major in. Once I made the decision (best one ever) I knew I needed a school with a journalism program. I looked into many-went all nerd with pro and cons list- but I still kept hearing “journalism is dead.” The co-op program here gave me hope to prove those people wrong and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.

What’s your favorite thing about your current co-op at The Boston Globe? Everyday is different!  One night, I’ll be out covering a fire, the next it’ll be at a shooting and another I’ll get a curve ball like a tourist stealing a cannoli! Plus, it’s the greatest adrenaline rush and I feel like a kid every time I walk to work and see the “Boston Globe” sign from a distance.

What do you like to do you in your spare time? Not too surprising, but I love to write and read. Any book I pick up, I won’t put down till I’m down. I have journals hidden all around my room filled with stories and reflections. Other than that, a simple night watching movies and drinking wine with my girls makes me happy. And whenever I get to go home and see my family and my boyfriend (or they come here) is the cherry on top of my free time.

What is your favorite thing about Boston? I’m a New Yorker at heart… but Boston is very mellow in comparison which is nice. I needed a change of scenery and I’m constantly finding new things to do in the Hub. I miss New York all the time but I love all the people my age I’m surrounded with up here.

What is your absolute dream job? Good one…I love to write and I see myself getting into those adrenaline rush situations I talked about to get the biggest scoop, but exactly what I’ll be writing about and where is to be determined. Look out for my bylines though!

What’s one fun fact about you that our readers should know? The guys from the Buried Life sang Happy Birthday to me last year in Blackman Auditorium (swoooon.)

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Sora Hwang

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Sora Hwang, originally from New Jersey, is a journalism major at Northeastern University. On campus, she is involved in the Student Government Association, Northeastern University Figure Skating Club, Haute Fashion (as an editor) and Her Campus Northeastern (as secretary). In any spare time she can manage, she edits pieces for Pink & Black Magazine as its Life Editor and for Mochi Magazine as its Associate Managing Editor. Over summer 2012, she studied documentary filmmaking in Rome and hopes to expand her knowledge in video editing and production. In addition, she loves playing with her puppies, curling up with hot chocolate, and annoying her friends with her indecisiveness.
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