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Playlist: Syracuse University Military Journalism Program Spring 2019

Compiled By: Genevieve Sponsler

Class of 2019 Credit: Greg Heisler
Image by: Greg Heisler 
Class of 2019

Pieces produced by Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Sailors who attended Syracuse's military journalism program during the 2018-19 school year. Learn more about the program on SU's Newhouse School website.

What's in a name?

From Deana Heitzman | 11:36

After 25 years, Deana Heitzman begins an investigative journey to learn what exactly happened a month before her birth, the evening her uncle, Dean, was murdered.

Heitzman_port_final_index_photo_small Having a namesake after someone who was murdered is a hard burden to carry, it’s even harder when the real story of who you were named after has always been a secret. I have always been told I was a miracle child, which then transformed into being groomed into the perfect daughter, niece, and granddaughter from my loved ones. Now that the pressure is off years later, I am finally asking the hard questions I always avoided… who was William Dean Nickell and why was I named after my uncle who was murdered by his wife?

Reflecting on an IED

From Levingston Lewis | 06:58

“Getting blown up was one of the best things that has ever happened to me.”

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What it's like to be a parent

From Kathleen Polanco | 02:00

I asked my mother about parenting in hopes to make me feel better about not having any children of my own.

Default-piece-image-1 I asked my mother about parenting in hopes to make me feel better about not having any children of my own.

Fragmented

From Antonio Coffield | 05:40

Audio fiction about a psychiatric patient’s internal struggle for dominance over multiple personalities.

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Longing to have the voices stop, a man with multiple personality disorder looks to a psychiatrist for aid. He must compete with his identities to reveal his original consciousness that is being submerged and dominated by his other personalities.

Airborne Hero

From Kathleen Polanco | 08:01

A paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, one of the most highly decorated divisions in the U.S. Army, didn’t understand what it meant to be airborne, until she experienced a humbling opportunity that will soon become non-existent for future generations of soldiers.

Cemetary_small During her service in the 82nd Airborne Division, Sgt. Kathleen Polanco despised her duty to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. It wasn’t something she fully understood nor carried with a sense of pride, until she felt the impacts of the Invasion of Normandy.

A New Generation Eternally Lifting Souls

From Brianna Green | 10:06

Syracuse-based gospel trio A New Generation Eternally Lifting Souls (A.N.G.E.L.S) sing because they want to pay tribute to victims of shootings in Syracuse, but they also want to make us aware of a larger problem.

Bkgreen_04_small A New Generation Eternally Lifting Souls (A.N.G.E.L.S) is a gospel trio that performed in January 2019 at Syracuse University's largest-ever M.L.K Remembrance Ceremony. In honor of their performance, I want to discuss why they chose an original song that represented major controversial shootings from police and young people of color. Where did their inspiration for the song come from and do they consider themselves local activists? 


What is Color?

From Lauren Gramley | 03:13

Can you describe color without using words linked to your sense of sight?

Default-piece-image-1 Can you describe color without using words linked to your sense of sight? Students at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University attempt to describe color through emotions and experiences they have had.

Cats while Hooman is gone

From Kathryn Macdonald | 03:54

What cats do once their owners leave.

Default-piece-image-2 We've all wondered what our pets do when we're gone. When their owner leaves for the day, these two cats (Leeloo and Sherlock) crank up the music, sneak some extra food and debate about what other shenanigans they'll get into. 

Daydream

From Huey Younger | 02:34

After starting my morning routine and getting a head start on homework, boredom quickly takes over, and I find myself in a world of musique concrète!

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Default-piece-image-2 After starting my morning routine and getting a head start on homework, boredom quickly takes over, and I find myself in a world of musique concrète!

SHOOTER

From Matthew DeVirgilio | 02:38

An experimental soundscape about a person breaks into a house only to find that it is occupied by an armed gunman.

Default-piece-image-2 A person breaks into a house only to find that it is occupied by an armed gunman. 

Break Free

From Natasha Stannard | 04:28

The sounds of breaking free

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Julie Liebmann

From Kathryn Macdonald | 05:13

Curious sounds frame a farmer as she details her love for alpacas

Default-piece-image-2 Julie Liebmann is a landscaper by trade and a farmer by passion. 32-years-ago Julie started as a Christmas tree farmer. Now, Rocking Horse Farms has evolved into more. First there were horses, then the alpacas and donkeys. On her farm, you’ll find yourself mixed in with interesting critters.