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Tanya Parker

Tanya Parker is a senior broadcast journalism and Spanish student at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Originally from Perry, Ohio, Tanya is the producer of Athens’ local entertainment news program, “Straight Up!” Tanya has also reported, anchored and produced for “Athens Midday,” and served as the multimedia producer for the online environmental magazine, College Green Magazine, for one year. In addition to broadcast, Tanya worked as the Wit & Banter columnist at The Post, an independent, student-run newspaper at Ohio University.
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Obama Lights National Christmas Tree in Festive, Musical Ceremony

December 7, 2012 The White House kicked off the holiday season Thursday with the 90th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse, south of the White House. About 17,000 guests huddled under blankets and layers of warm clothing as carolers and performers entertained the crowd by playing and singing traditional holiday favorites. ...

Giant Duck Urges Lame Duck Congress to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

November 15, 2012 What do Congress, the can-can and a giant, inflatable duck have in common? A lot, as it turns out. With the 15-foot tall yellow rubber duck behind them, the Senate minority leader did a high kick, and the House minority leader swiveled her hips, all in the name of preserving ...

Youths Carry the Vote, Research Study Says

November 12, 2012 The millennial generation provided at least 80 electoral votes for President Barack Obama last Tuesday. More than 22 million voters ages 18 to 29 cast ballots in this election. Peter Levine, director at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University said voter turnout ...

The Women Behind Curiosity Rover's Tweets

November 1, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn It has been four years since the creation of the Mars Curiosity Twitter account, and one thing hasn’t changed – the witty rover’s still got it. Behind the pop-culture-savvy, science-loving bot is a social media team brimming with ways to engage the public ...