Sope E. Aluko

Multimedia Journalist and Graphic Designer

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Hello! My name is Sope (pronounced: SHAW-peh) Aluko. I am a 2015 Howard University graduate, where I studied Print/Online Journalism and Graphic Design, and am a 2020 graduate of the Reporting the Nation and New York in Multimedia master's program at New York University.

My interest in storytelling started as a shy, young girl who loved getting lost in reading books and doodling, leading me to do some writing and and drawing of my own. It was in the third week of my high school sophomore year when I stumbled upon what I felt I was destined to do: be a journalist.

During my sophomore and junior year, I served as a staff writer for Mainstream, the newspaper at Paint Branch High School, in Burtonsville, Maryland. In my senior year, I was selected to serve as News Editor, where I was responsible for creation of the news page- from the layout to the content on the page.

At Howard University, I enthusiastically wrote for publications such as HUSNL4.com, the webpage for Howard University’s student-run television station, where I started as a Staff writer, eventually becoming Editor-in-Chief, Magazine101.net, an online magazine geared towards 18-34 year olds, The Hilltop, Howard’s school newspaper, and Howard University News Service. With Howard University News Service, I covered events affecting D.C's Ward 4, as well as other special events at the Washington Ballet, on the National Mall, The White House, and many other exciting places.

I am excited for the journey that ahead as young professional in the world of journalists and creatives.

Portfolio

Articles

Pavement Pieces
09/17/2019
Warren wows the crowd with a fiery anti-corruption speech in Washington Square Park - Pavement...

Since her introduction to the campaign trail, Senator Elizabeth Warren has made, "It's time to level the playing field" a key slogan. Photo by Sope Aluko Thousands of people gathered in Washington Square Park yesterday to hear Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speak on her fight against corruption, women's workplace equality, environmental issues, and other progressive issues that have been fueling the rise of her campaign.

The Co Report
05/31/2016
The Reason Why Black People Don't Love Nature

Growing up in Jamaica as an only child, Audrey Peterman roamed fearlessly, taking in the beauty of the island that many dream to visit, not to mention, call home. After arriving in the US, marrying, and raising six children, Peterman's love for the outdoors grew, pushing her to start sightseeing in national parks.

Afro
11/18/2015
Artistic Teens Take Up Residence at the White House

Growing up, André Massey early on lived with a strained relationship with his father, as well as bullying from his peers, which caused him to often act out in rage. A teacher suggested Massey, now 14, begin channeling his frustration and anger through creative writing.

Afro
11/01/2015
Howard University Dancers Perform With Washington Ballet

WASHINGTON - Paris Jones was an energetic 4-year old who just wanted to be active and dance with her friends. Now at 22, the Howard University senior is still dancing, this time sharing the stage with other students and professionals from the distinguished Washington Ballet.

Afro
10/07/2015
Despite Stats, District Public Schools Chancellor Gives Upbeat Address

Speaking to some of the Washington school system's parents and teachers, District of Columbia Public School Chancellor Kaya Henderson gave an upbeat assessment of the system in her third annual "State of Schools" address, pointing to progress in graduation rates and teacher satisfaction. Henderson, who addressed nearly 400 parents and teachers Sept.

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03/12/2013
Death Penalty Vote in Maryland Is a Win for Students

College students traveled by bus to the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis recently to protest one of the nation's most controversial issues - the death penalty - and their efforts are beginning to pay off. Their lobbying and rallies, along with debate among lawmakers, led to a 27-20 vote by state senators on Wednesday to repeal the death penalty in Maryland.

Graphic Design Work

Intro to Digital Design
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