Lindsey Wotanis

Welcome to “Hunger Bites!”

We are pleased to officially launch “Hunger Bites,” a special report on issues related to hunger in northeastern Pennsylvania. To learn more about this special curricular project, which is the result of the efforts of  Marywood University undergraduate students in Dr. Lindsey Wotanis’ COMM 224: Electronic Newsgathering Seminar Spring 2012 course, please click the “About” […]

Featured Blog Post #10: My experiences with writing and researching hunger in NEPA

By Meghan O’Hara, junior English major This is the most rewarding project I have ever been a part of. I’m not going to deny that sometimes I wanted to quit or just hand in a zero for a class assignment because I was struggling or couldn’t find the things that I needed. Sometimes I felt that […]

Featured Blog Post #9: Follow me

By Mandy Scritchfield, freshman communication arts major I have so much that I have learned from this past semester that will stick with me for the rest of my life. Throughout the semester I have done research and conducted interviews and watched my article piece together. It has been such a beautiful experience. I have learned so much in […]

Featured Blog Post #8: Never judge

By Vikki Hartt, junior communication arts major Where does hunger start? That may be a controversial issue for some.  Does it start when you’re a child, a teen, an adult? The fact is hunger can happen ANYTIME in your life. Although you may have a job, home, and steady income one year, it doesn’t mean […]

Featured Blog Post #7: Same beginning, different outcomes

By Vincent Mecca, senior communication arts major For this week’s blog entry, I am going to stray off from an informational post to a personal and emotional piece inspired by an encounter I had during my hunger research. While researching hunger, my group (Social Stigma and Stereotypes) visited the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen […]

Featured Blog Post #6: 30 hour famine

By Molly Boylan, junior English major For the past 2 months, I’ve been toying with the idea of putting myself in the position of a food insecure person. Well, this past weekend, February 24- 25, I finally took the first step. I did a 30 hour famine. Yes, you read that right. I willingly gave […]

Featured Blog Post #5: “Stereotypes are devices for saving a biased person the trouble of learning…”

By Elysabethe Brown, sophomore communication arts major When I was younger my family didn’t have a lot of money. With three other sisters, a stay at home mom, and my dad working as a pastor, things were pretty tight sometimes. I remember getting hand me downs from my older sisters (something I was really not […]