#Hashtag: Journalists Tribute


Yesterday there was another tragic shooting, of WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, that sickeningly took place on air at their news station. The response has been wide (especially in the media community) and moving, but also is all too familiar at this point.

After shootings like these, our human solidarity shines through the chaos and sadness.

But there is also an underlying, and growing, tiredness. It’s so frustrating, and heart-breaking, to continuously be in mourning over lost-too-soon lives. There has to be ways to help curb these constant tragedies.

Hi, I’m Jonathan. I graduate this December, majoring in Anthropology, with minors in Creative Writing and Political Science. After that … we’ll see. Maybe graduate school in environmental anthropology. Maybe I’ll finally pursue my old childhood dream of becoming an infomercial host. It’s up in the air. Some of my interests and hobbies include devout sports fanaticism, religious study, and composing country songs that serve to explain the unearthly amount of disdain I have for country music. My band’s called Catfish Hurricane, you should check us out. Well, actually, you shouldn’t. I love writing, which is how I accidentally stumbled into this job. This stumbling into good things is my plan for life in general.