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Domanique Crawford

Opinion Editor

Location icon United States of America

I recently graduated from Humboldt State University [HSU] with a B.A. in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. At HSU I was the opinion editor for the LumberJack Newspaper at Humboldt Sate.

I was also the opinion editor for the Oak Leaf Newspaper during 2014-15. I enjoyed working with an editorial board, deciding which articles would run in my section for the week, and inspiring staff writers to contribute their best works. During my time at the Oak Leaf, I won first place in column writing at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) Norcal for my articles. I also won the Region 11 Mark of Excellence award with the SPJ for my column writing.

My work has helped me to become proficient with adobe creative cloud programs such as; InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. I am also familiar with WordPress and have learned how to adapt to any media platform.

Journalism is my passion. So, look out for more of my articles.

Portfolio
The Lumberjack
04/09/2017
Defunding women's rights

By|Domanique Crawford Don't spit on my cupcake and call it frosting, don't urinate on my leg and tell me it's raining, and don't make laws restricting my access to healthcare and claim it's to protect my taxpayer money. On March 30, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote on a measure that effectively...

The Lumberjack
03/08/2017
Editorial: What's in your coverage?

GOP presents the American Health Care Act If you are worried about obtaining health care insurance, well... you should be. After House Republicans faced a firestorm of criticisms for hiding away on the Hill to hash out their healthcare reform policies, Republicans finally introduced their version of health care reform last Monday, March 5.

The Lumberjack
03/22/2017
Editorial: Cutting College

The Trump budget rejects low-income students By The Lumberjack Editorial Board The 2018 Trump administration budget is an utter catastrophe for college students. If you thought a 5 percent tuition fee increase was worrisome, well, look out. The cuts to the Department of Education alone will have you rethinking the decision to attend college altogether.

The Lumberjack
02/15/2017
Editorial: Betsy Devos: Public School's Enemy Number One

Warfare on Educational Welfare The war on our public education system is on. Betsy DeVos's appointment as the Secretary of Education is the first indication that our education system is in trouble. DeVos's devastating record of promoting the deregulation and privatization of schools is the signal for all public school students to arm up with...

The Lumberjack
04/26/2017
Enough talking, time for action.

By | The Lumberjack Editorial Board It should not have taken the murder of David Josiah Lawson for the City of Arcata and the HSU community to take the threats of safety to our students of color seriously. City of Arcata, HSU, Lawson is not your only failure.

The Lumberjack
Fostering underground racism

By: Domanique Crawford Every time I hear Trump's slogan, Make America Great again, it triggers a total-recall memory for me. You know, one of those memories that feels so alive you can instantly recall every sensory action. My palms are sweaty and I almost fall out of my seat as I use them to shift back and forth.

Theoakleafnews
In a race to raise the minimum wage

For a single adult, the average monthly expense for housing in Sonoma County is $850, transportation is $285, and food is $242. The hourly living wage is $10.69, according to the Living Wage Calculator.

Theoakleafnews
No shame in starting small

Forced to a dinner party with your parents, you have to suffer as their friends drone on about their children's academic accomplishments. Brad is at Stanford to become a surgeon and Jessica at Julliard will be the world's greatest ballerina. Amongst the polite inquiries, someone finally asks what school you are attending and your academic goals.

Theoakleafnews
02/10/2015
Bugaboos, creepers, stalkers and scrubs

My spidey senses are tingling. The hairs on my neck begin to rise. My palms start to sweat and I can feel the intensity of eyes burning into my back. At first, I feel paranoid.A casual glance around reveals no one's watching.Still, the feeling persists.

Theoakleafnews
SRJC faculty honored at awards ceremony

Domanique Crawford , Staff WriterMay 14, 2014 Fourteen faculty member received awards May 1 in the Bertolini student activities center. "This is one of the best days of the year, the day we come together to honor the outstanding work of several of our amazing faculty and colleagues," said Robin Fautley, academic senate president, in her welcome speech.

Theoakleafnews
A proper guide to classroom etiquette 101

Class begins, I look around. Yes! His seat is empty! I sigh in relief and almost jump out of my own seat when I hear everyone else in the classroom do the same. The entire class seems content with the uninhabited chair, realizing with satisfaction that a certain someone isn't here.

Theoakleafnews
Media hacks childhood innocence

The little girls looked no more than 6 and 8. The youngest one, with her hand on her hip, swayed to the beat as the eldest sang along to the lyrics. At first, their pastime seemed innocuous. It had been a while since I've seen children outside, engaged in play and enjoying the sunshine.

Theoakleafnews
SAY Dream Center to help foster children and homeless youth

Domanique Crawford, Staff WriterJanuary 27, 2014 The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be a formative time, especally for foster kids who have aged out of the foster care system. Without a proper support system youth often struggle with how to get a job, get through college and survive in the world of bill paying and budget balancing.

Marinscope Community Newspapers
07/08/2009
Marin Treks Science Center approved

On May 28, the city of Novato approved a use permit for a Marin Treks Science Center located at 1559 South Novato Blvd. in the site of a former dollar store. The science center is still under construction. It should open in mid-August, just before school opens.

Marinscope Community Newspapers
07/29/2009
Water district pulls plug on city water park

On July 7, the spray feature at Arroyo Avichi Park was closed for the summer to help conserve water in Novato. The North Marin Water District ordered the shutoff as part of its emergency water conservation effort that prohibits use of potable water for any non-recycling fountain or water feature.