Multi-media Article Review

Mariana Simoes and Max Nilsen’s article “16 Great Startups College Students Are Working on Right Now” is upbeat and inspiring. No matter a student’s age, great ideas abound and we should take advantage of them. This article is about students who just dove in and pursued their dreams. I prefer to wait for graduation, but I admire these students’ initiative!

I tend to be guilty of thinking that, because I work and go to college full-time, that my life as a writer is, well, on hold. And it is, but, hey, it isn’t all bad. Those ideas are still percolating around in my overtaxed brain, and I’m making note of them, even if I’ve decided to wait to implement them. So that has to count!

This article is well-written and makes good use of multi-media. Good still photos and lots of helpful links were included. The only improvement I would suggest is getting more spontaneous shots (of the students doing what they love) to replace the posed ones. Oh yeah, and including video or audio. Hearing the students would make their stories more personal. Great job!

To read Mariana and Max’s story, go to

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Posted on February 24, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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