Live from Camp: Writing and missing home


Editor’s note: Each day, one of our 11 student writers at June Intermediate Camp will reflect on life learning the journalism ropes at the University of St. Thomas. Come back each day to revel in the fun (and hard work) of being a ThreeSixty residential camper. Also, check out our student bios, complete with awesome headshots by Aidan Haarman.

The University of St.Thomas is slowing dying down. Room 312 of the O’Shaughnessy Education Center is filled with ThreeSixty students and mentors still working hard. It’s almost 4:30 p.m and the thought of dinner sounds just about right. I’m sitting on a leather chair, in front of the computer, listening to music and writing – which has been most of my day.

Earlier today, Mark Holland brought in homemade cookies to share with everyone. It brought a really heartwarming feeling since everyone has been gone from home for a week now. I’m pretty sure everyone misses home. Big thanks go out to him.

The students in the ThreeSixty Intermediate Camp have all been working really hard all week and today was the first day everyone got their sources together and started writing. Our stories are finally coming alive!

Seems like everyone is excited to go watch Monster’s University at the St. Anthony Main Theatre after dinner today. Sadly, I won’t be amongst those going. Instead I will be in my dorm finishing up my final draft and doing a little snoozing. Camp is going great and I didn’t expect to be as tired as I am, but Thomas Rozwadowski, editor and mentor of the ThreeSixty Camp told us: “being a journalist, sometimes you have to sacrifice.” I may not be able to do all the fun things I want to do during my time at St.Thomas, but I came to camp to write and that’s what I’ll be doing.

Nichelle Heu, Intermediate Journalism Camp ’13