Students post first 'mobile journalist' reports for Penn State Live

University Park, Pa. — Three Penn State students have begun reporting for Penn State Live to offer University audiences various student viewpoints on topics that matter to them.

Rachid Haoues, Britany Gallagher and Antonio Alston — who are all pursuing undergraduate degrees at University Park in the College of Communications — were asked to do all of their own story coverage, from selecting topics to filming, hosting and editing their segments.

Hauoes covered the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon event called the THON 5K, held every fall to help kick off the annual fundraising for the world's largest student-run philanthropy.

Gallagher focused on new diversity efforts between the University Park LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally) and the Office of Educational Equity, such as a new gender studies minor currently under consideration by the Faculty Senate and various outreach efforts.

Alston's report focuses on the Penn State Gamma Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest Penn State fraternity for intercollegiate black men, according to the chapter's Web site, and its events held during the year, including Alpha Week, educational presentations and the Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant.

Watch the first installment of student mobile journalist reports here.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010