- Written by Administrator
TIO is back for another spring semester, and already we're looking at new articles: reviews, satire, coming of age, and living the good life.
The 2014 writers are together. Here they are in a list.
- Nate Avenson
- Devan Bierbrauer
- Matt Buresh
- Sarah Pirila
- Alex Schlee
- Brad Tramel
- Claire Tsuji
- Tricia Tuntland
- Dustin Waulk
Watch for the first week in March.
- Written by Tricia Tuntland
Yeah that one right there---------------------------->
is a soon-to-be graduate of Bemidji State University with a Bachelors of Science in Mass Communications.(4 years of school, as you can see, has really made her crazy!)
- Written by Matt Buresh
My name is Matt Buresh, and I'm a 23 year old Computer Science student from Northfield, MN. When I first came to Bemidji in 2009, I enrolled as a Design Technology major. After two short years of struggling to enjoy the work, I made the switch to Computer Science.
For the past two years I've worked as a student web developer here at BSU, and I've enjoyed it. I was able to work with a lot of interesting frameworks that I wouldn't have had a reason to use otherwise. It was a great experience, and I'm glad I got the chance to work here. I don't know exactly what I want to be doing when I leave Bemidji. The one thing I'm sure of, is it will involve either creating content or developing software for the web.
- Written by Claire Tsuji
I was named after Clara from the third Back to the Future movie, except my dad spelt it wrong on my birth certificate and so here I am, Claire. I am going to be a Mass Communication graduate by the end of 2014, thankfully. I've been taking college course since my junior year in high school through PSEO (Post Secondary Education Options). I was honored to also graduate Valedictorian of my high school, the same school that my now 4-year-old son is attending.
Aside from being the amazing full-time Mass Communications Major that I am,
- Written by Dustin Waulk
Hello, I'm Dustin, a computer science major with a minor in electronic writing which is why my work will be featured on this site. I'm currently a junior attending Bemidji State University. It's a nice little town, but I'm a city kid at heart, so as soon as I graduate I'm out of here. I grew up in Crystal MN which is about 15 minutes from the heart of Minneapolis, so ending up in Northern Minnesota was a bit of a culture change.
As for hobbies, music and video games are my two favorite things with skateboarding, swimming, and soccer being put on hold due to multiple injuries.
- Written by Devan Bierbrauer
I grew up in Stillwater: a lovely town, ranked in the top three places to plan a day-trip in Minnesota. After choosing to attend Bemidji State University, I found myself drowning in two majors: Creative & Professional Writing and English with a minor in Electronic Writing. What does this all mean? I’m a wizard with Microsoft Word and I haven’t taken a math class in four years.
In addition to the work load of an 18-credit student, I work two jobs:
- Written by Alex Schlee
To be perfectly honest, there isn't much to tell. I'm a super senior at Bemidji State University, working on the hind-end of my last year in school, hopefully. I've been in the Mass Communications major since sophomore year, and I'm hoping to use my experience in the department to go into news writing and/or TV production. I used to be minoring in Electronic Writing, but I'm undeclared now and just taking a few classes from the department to pad my schedule.
- Written by Brad Tramel
My name’s Brad Tramel. I’m a 20-year-old writer, student, and all-around artsy guy. In pursuit of three degrees at Bemidji State University—English, Electronic Writing, Creative and Professional Writing—I write and read an amount my mom considers unhealthy.
But when not steeped in, say, modernist literature, odds are I’m immersed in a quirky indie game.
Three years ago my interests in writing, reading, and videogames compelled me to pursue work as a freelance writer. Unwinnable and GamerNode have published my recent thoughts on videogame criticism, culture, and narrative. I curate a blog for other game-related content as well. I’m always happy to work for publications in need of an enthusiastic and ambitious young writer.
- Written by Sarah Pirila
Hello, I'm Sarah Pirila, it's great to meet you! I grew up in Minnesota with my two older brothers. When I was in second grade I started writing my first story. I thought I would be a writer or a artist when I grew up. In high school I loved to daydream and filled the edges of my papers with doodles.
- Written by Nate Avenson
Though I wouldn't consider myself a "writer", over the last decade or so I have engaged in my fair share of writing. Sometimes for academia, occasionally for business, but never for pleasure. Not once have I ever gleaned even the smallest sliver of pleasure from committing my thoughts to text.
I hate writing.
It's always been a painstaking process for me. Not because I'm bad at it, but because I strive so hard to be good at it. The pain I get from reading poorly written text is so unbearable to me that I can't, in good conscience, deliver that suffering onto another person through my work.
And, it doesn't matter what I am writing. I approach composing a text message with the same rigor as I apply to drafting an article for a magazine.