Dear Redlands Bulldog readers,
Our names are Talullah Plummer-Blanco and Emilia Rivera. As junior and sophomore year students at the University of Redlands, we have had the great opportunity of working as reporters for the Redlands Bulldog and eventually moving on to editorial positions in the Opinion and Culture sections. Being a part of the Redlands Bulldog has been the most influential part of our college career thus far and we are honored to introduce our new positions of co editors-in-chief for the 2018 spring semester.
I Talullah, am from Portland, Oregon born and raised. I came to the University of Redlands without a clue of what I wanted to study and dedicate my life to until I discovered the Redlands Bulldog and in turn my passion for journalism. Unfortunately, there isn’t a journalism program here at the University of Redlands so I went ahead and took matters into my own hands and internally transferred to Johnston, giving myself the opportunity to craft my own emphasis, The Study of Urban Popular Culture with a Focus in Journalism.
I Emilia, am originally from Oakland, California. Although a life-long observer, reader and writer, it wasn’t until the beginning of my sophomore year that I decided that journalism, especially when it comes to telling people’s stories, was my true passion. It was at that time that I decided to internally transfer into the Johnston Program with the emphasis, Social Justice Through Journalism.
Since its conception, the online Redlands Bulldog has been a newspaper for the students, by the students. The recent passing of our charter ensures the students and faculties right to freedom of speech without fear of disciplinary actions. With that in mind, we are here to provide a platform for your voices to be heard. So, speak up and speak freely because we are listening.
Talullah Plummer-Blanco and Emilia Rivera
photo contributed by Redlands Bulldog photographer Haile West