Junior chefs whipped up healthy recipes for the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, earning them seats at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House on Friday.
Junior chefs whipped up healthy recipes for the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, earning them seats at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House on Friday.
A group of about 30 human rights protesters used six words on Thursday to demand more legal rights for thousands of children arriving at the border:
Lawmakers are known for raising a racket on Capitol Hill – not a racquet on the tennis court.
 
 
 

Tanya Parker - Fall 2012

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.

With her eye on working abroad, Tanya studied in Spain for three months and spent the summer in London interning at Newspepper, an Internet video production company, as a reporter for Techfluff.TV.

Tanya is a recipient of the Don Perris Scholarship/Internship award, a highly competitive grant and scholarship for Ohio University students through the Scripps Howard Foundation.

With graduation looming, Tanya will begin the climb of the journalism ladder to achieve her dream job as a foreign correspondent for BBC or CNN.

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Obama lights National Christmas tree in festive, musical ceremony

Click on photo to enlarge or download: The 30-foot Colorado blue spruce is decorated with 450 strands of 100 lights in red, green and twinkling white, which are hung on a mesh support system to protect the tree. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: The 30-foot Colorado blue spruce is decorated with 450 strands of 100 lights in red, green and twinkling white, which are hung on a mesh support system to protect the tree. SHFWire photo by Tanya Parker

WASHINGTON – 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.

Stephen Colbert immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Host of “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert admires his wax replica at Madame Tussauds in Washington. He said, after looking at himself, he would want to be a guest on his own show, too. SHFWire Photo by Tanya ParkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Host of “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert admires his wax replica at Madame Tussauds in Washington. He said, after looking at himself, he would want to be a guest on his own show, too. SHFWire Photo by Tanya ParkerWASHINGTON – Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” unveiled  “the greatest American figurine since the Ken doll,” except “anatomically accurate,” Friday at  Madame Tussauds.

Giant duck urges lame duck Congress to avoid fiscal cliff

Click on photo to enlarge or download: The Capitol grounds had a temporary lawn ornament Wednesday as Oxfam America activists dressed as Senate and House leaders and danced around a giant, inflatable duck to ask the lame duck session of Congress to protect foreign aid programs. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: The Capitol grounds had a temporary lawn ornament Wednesday as Oxfam America activists dressed as Senate and House leaders and danced around a giant, inflatable duck to ask the lame duck session of Congress to protect foreign aid programs. SHFWire photo by Tanya Parker

WASHINGTON – What do Congress, the can-can and a giant, inflatable duck have in common? A lot, as it turns out.

Youths carry the vote, research study says

 Click on image to enlarge or download: Data source: Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and EngagementClick on image to enlarge or download: Data source: Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and EngagementWASHINGTON – The millennial generation provided at least 80 electoral votes for President Barack Obama Tuesday.

Some Virginian voters endure long lines at polls

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Anne Holton, wife of Senate hopeful Tim Kaine greets and thanks volunteers at the Arlington Democratic Office in the final hours of the campaign. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Anne Holton, wife of Senate hopeful Tim Kaine greets and thanks volunteers at the Arlington Democratic Office in the final hours of the campaign. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerARLINGTON, Va. – “How long have you been waiting?” was the question of the day for some voters at the Rosslyn fire station polling location in Arlington Tuesday.

Kids re-elect President Barack Obama

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Frederic Truslow, 9, registers to vote as a Washington resident before getting his picture taken for his voter identification card. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: Frederic Truslow, 9, registers to vote as a Washington resident before getting his picture taken for his voter identification card. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerWASHINGTON – If the power to choose the next president of the United States were in the hands of children, President Barack Obama would serve another four years.

Children from Virginia, Maryland and Washington had an early morning Saturday to participate in the first ever Kids Election Day at Madame Tussauds, the D.C. branch of the famous wax museum. Ninety-one young voters turned out to vote, play and explore at the museum.

After registering to vote, children stepped into Madame Tussauds’ electronic voting booth to cast their ballots.

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The women behind the Curiosity rover tweets

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Curiosity Twitter team Courtney O’Connor, left, Stephanie L. Smith and Veronica McGregor pose with a model of Mars rover, Curiosity. Photo courtesy of NASAClick on photo to enlarge or download: Curiosity Twitter team Courtney O’Connor, left, Stephanie L. Smith and Veronica McGregor pose with a model of Mars rover, Curiosity. Photo courtesy of NASAWASHINGTON – 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.

Hurricane Sandy challenges National Christmas Tree

Click on photo to enlarge or download: A semi-truck brings the new National Christmas Tree to its new home on the Ellipse just as the sun was rising Saturday morning. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerClick on photo to enlarge or download: A semi-truck brings the new National Christmas Tree to its new home on the Ellipse just as the sun was rising Saturday morning. SHFWire photo by Tanya ParkerWASHINGTON – As Hurricane Sandy closed in on Washington, the newly planted National Christmas Tree stood tall and strong Monday.

Curiosity swallows Martian soil to test for microbes

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Scientists discovered shiny specks in Martian soil they believe is indigenous to the planet. The results of chemical tests on the soil will be available late next week Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSClick on photo to enlarge or download: Scientists discovered shiny specks in Martian soil they believe is indigenous to the planet. The results of chemical tests on the soil will be available late next week Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSWASHINGTON - NASA’s Curiosity rover proves the third time’s the charm after successfully collecting and ingesting a Mars soil sample Thursday for mineral composition analysis.

Hollywood stars offer limelight, money to presidential candidates

Click on photo to enlarge or downloadClick on photo to enlarge or downloadSome Hollywood celebrities are donning political cheerleading uniforms and turning out their pockets to support this year’s presidential candidates.

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