Jenna (Jee Young) Lee

journalist, writer

Location icon United States of America

Hi! My name is Jenna, and I'm an aspiring journalist and writer. Hailing from Seoul, I am a sophomore at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University!
I like to observe and strive to achieve genuineness in everyday life. Currently inspired by Gary Saul Morson's Russian literature lectures. Contact me if you're interested in having a conversation!


Journalism 201-2: Multimedia Storytelling

North By Northwestern

Speakiesy: A Yik Yak alternative that trades gossip for news

After Yik Yak swept Northwestern last year, Speakiesy, a social media app with functions similar to Yik Yak save for the anonymity, has set foot on campus. The app is strictly limited to NU students, allowing them to share text, photos and videos with their peers without worrying about the eyes of family members or future employers.

Family Histories

Evelyn MacPherson It was Nov. 9. I don't know what the weather was like, or if the cold air nipped at her nose as she walked into a pizza place in Arlington, Virginia. Given the typical weather in early November in the D.C. area, chances are it was nothing worth noting.

Furry, scaly, feathery - oh my!

With the dark days of winter looming over us, the only thing we can imagine doing next quarter is snuggling up in a corner of our room and drinking tea (or any other drink that you prefer). You might invite a bunch of friends over to hang indoors, but honestly, the weather is way too cold to even think about going out.

The Daily Northwestern

The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern grieves for lives lost during attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad

More than 70 members of the Northwestern community gathered at The Rock on Sunday evening to share prayers and thoughts at a vigil hosted in light of recent acts of terrorism, including attacks in Beirut, Baghdad and Paris. Students and members of the community gathered shortly before 5 p.m.

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Korean student groups discuss North Korean refugee crisis

Non-profit organization Liberty in North Korea celebrated Korea Peace Day with Northwestern students on Thursday, expounding on the trials North Korean refugees face throughout their escape from the totalitarian nation's borders. Korean American Student Association and Asian Pacific American Coalition collaborate each year on Korea Peace Day to raise awareness of pressing issues in Korea....

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Northwestern alum Trevor Nelson on Fortune's "40 Under 40" List

A Northwestern alumnus who co-founded an investment firm was named to Fortune's "40 Under 40," an annual ranking of the most influential young people in business, released Sept. 24. Trevor Nelson (Weinberg '00), with his friends Julian Steinberg and Josh Goldin, founded Alliance Consumer Growth LLC, a private equity firm for early-stage consumer retail brands....

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"It's On Us" celebrates first anniversary, ramps up for next year

A year after its introduction at Northwestern, "It's On Us," a national campaign established to end campus sexual assault, plans to engage more community members and protect the LGBT community by holding more discussions across campus. NU joined the campaign last September when it was introduced through Associated Student Government.

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Northwestern's new dining director Ken Field looks to bring fresh perspective

Northwestern's new dining director Ken Field says he plans to bring innovation and effective communication to Northwestern Dining, using other universities in the Midwest that have what he calls exemplary dining services as models. In a newly created position, Field joined NU about three weeks ago and is currently evaluating the dining services and looking...

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Norris reduces spaces for student theater groups

The Northwestern Student Theatre Coalition will again receive fewer performance spaces at Norris University Center next year. The number of spaces has been decreasing since 2013. For the 2015-2016 academic year, StuCo will receive eight week-long Norris reservations. Five reservations are for McCormick Auditorium and three are for the Louis Room.

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Students march to support sexual violence survivors

Nearly 80 Northwestern students marched through campus Thursday as part of the annual Take Back the Night March to support survivors and raise awareness about sexual violence. Energy was high despite the cold weather as participants gathered for the march in front of The Rock, taking pictures with banners, which were created by students participating...

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Students discuss the "Asian bubble," campus social interactions

More than 100 students discussed the social phenomenon called the "Asian bubble" Thursday night during an event held at Harris Hall. In "The Asian Bubble: Campus Culture," Professor Ji-Yeon Yuh, who teaches Asian-American history at NU, introduced the college campus trend where Asian students tend to form tight-knit social circles, a tendency that she said...

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Rice professor discusses impact of unconscious biases

Rice University psychology professor Mikki Hebl spoke at Northwestern on Tuesday night about the prevalence of unconscious biases and the impact they have on the lives of social minorities. Hebl presented studies showing discrimination in society and discussed how institutions and individuals can prevent the negative consequences of unconscious biases.

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Former terrorism analyst discusses US response to ISIS

Jonathan Schanzer, the vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies spoke at Northwestern on Tuesday about the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, and his suggestions for United States foreign policy. The talk, held at Technological Institute, was College Republicans' winter speaker event.

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Dance Marathon 2015: Block 7 recap

With stamina steadily increasing throughout Block 7, dancers picked themselves up and continued to dance in the humid tent. Dancers shuffled back into the tent at 1 p.m. for the Hero-themed block. Energy was low after the dancers broke for lunch, but gradually went up as the block went on.

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'Transparent' creator speaks at Northwestern about gender, sexuality, television

Jill Soloway, a Golden Globe winner and creator of Amazon's show "Transparent," spoke Monday at Northwestern about her experience as a female filmmaker and the experience of filmmakers from historically underrepresented social groups. About 60 people attended Soloway's talk in Norris University Center as part of the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series.

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Best Women's Clothing: Urban Outfitters

Whether you are looking for hipster clothing or a cute dress for the spring (it is coming, trust me), Urban Outfitters, 921 Church St., is a great place to hit up. One of the few popular brand stores in Evanston, it is a go-to place for the many women of Northwestern in search of a new outfit...

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ASG designs voucher program for low-income students

Associated Student Government is working with the Center for Student Enrichment Services to create a voucher program that covers the ticket costs for students with financial need to attend performances and other events on campus. The initiative, called the Student Activities Voucher program, was started by the ASG accessibility and inclusion committee.

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Northwestern restores Mexico public health study abroad program

Northwestern is reviving its Public Health in Mexico study abroad program this summer through an education initiative under the Obama administration, the University announced earlier this month. The program, which is accepting applications until March 1, will allow NU students to study this summer at Universidad Panamericana, or UP, a private university in Mexico City.

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Search committee holds forum for new diversity and inclusion provost

Students and administrators voiced concerns about Northwestern's diversity efforts Tuesday at a forum held by the search committee for the University's new associate provost for diversity and inclusion. The search committee, comprising representatives from the administration, faculty, staff and the student body, was formed in December 2014 to begin looking for the successor to former Assistant Provost...

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Alpha Chi, SHAPE team up for 'Hooking Up 101'

Alpha Chi Omega partnered with Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators to host a panel on college hookup culture Wednesday night. About 30 people attended the panel, "Hooking Up 101," including many Alpha Chi members and others from the Northwestern community. The program was an event for Healthy Relationships Week, an annual Alpha Chi campaign promoting sexual...

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Black History Month exhibit opens at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center hosted a reception Saturday for a new exhibit celebrating Black History Month that features artwork depicting one family's experience in the 1950s South. The event celebrated the launch of Jevoid Simmons' exhibit, "A Family's Journey Home," which will be open to the public from Saturday until March 6.

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Fight for Freedom screens sex trafficking documentary 'Save My Seoul'

Fight for Freedom, a student organization that advocates against human slavery in Chicago, hosted an early screening of the documentary "Save My Seoul" on Thursday night in Harris Hall. Directed by Jason Lee, "Save My Seoul" is a documentary about prostitution and sex trafficking in Seoul, South Korea, by Jubilee Project, a nonprofit that produces films on social...

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