Author Archives: Heather Hope

About Heather Hope

Heather is a second-year graduate student majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She is a recent graduate, cum laude, of The Ohio State University in public affairs journalism and sociology. There she served as a senior staff writer and teaching assistant for Ohio State’s newspaper, The Lantern, and primarily wrote for the Arts & Life section. She also wrote for and was featured on the cover of OSUnity Magazine, she was a BuckeyeBlogs writer, and served as an anchor, producer and reporter for Buckeye TV News. She has interviewed a host of celebrities, including Russell Simmons, Ne-Yo, Heidi Klum, Donnie McClurkin and the Jonas Brothers. In her first year at USC, Heather hosted and reported for Annenberg Radio News, was a feature writer for CommLine and contributor for NeonTommy and Intersections: The South Los Angeles Report. She currently reports on Health, Food and Environmental issues for and is an anchor for Annenberg TV News. This summer, Heather got the world-class opportunity of interning at CBS News in London and previously interned at the NBC4 in Columbus, Ohio. Heather is a very detail-oriented person, who enjoys color coordinating her outfits by having color-themed weeks where she wears only one color each week.

The changing faces of Cochran Middle School

Before Kyle Hunsberger passes out a letter to be signed by his students’ parents, he asks his class what language do their parents speak. “How many speak Spanish?” he asks, as several seventh-grade hands go up. “How many of your parents speak English?” he insists, and more hands go up as a couple more for when he asks, “And how many of you need both?”

This is how Hunsberger, an Algebra teacher, and the rest of the staff at Johnnie Cochran Middle School disseminate information to their multilingual student population. Continue reading

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Cochran Middle takes time out for teachers on Tuesdays

Tuesday isn’t just the second day of the week for Johnnie Cochran Middle School. It’s the prime time for teachers to collaborate with other faculty members on teaching methods. They’re called Professional Development Days, or “PD,” and these days are super … Continue reading

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Assistant Principal Grant takes care of business

Write up the weekly bulletin, handle student registration and insurance and keep track of the school’s attendance are some tasks that most school secretaries do. But the Assistant Principal at Johnnie Cochran Middle School CeCe Grant takes care of that … Continue reading

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