2013, 2014, clouds, copenhagen, copenhagenclouds, cphclouds, creative, denison, english, senior, writing

First chapter of Copenhagen Clouds

(This is the first chapter from Copenhagen Clouds which was my year-long senior writing project in college. It's a YA novel about a college student who studies abroad in Denmark, falls for her host sister's boyfriend and struggles to find her independence.)Chapter 1Today was finally here. In less than sixteen hours, I would be in… Continue reading First chapter of Copenhagen Clouds

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Coffman Faculty Production

Show will explore the art of being a childBy DEBBIE GILLUMTuesday November 25, 2014 9:03 AMWritten for ThisWeekNews Dublin Villager newspaper Kristina Zakrzewski acts out a scene from How To Eat Like A Child   This year’s Dublin Coffman Faculty Production is a musical review titled “How to Eat Like a Child.” Faculty will perform in this biennial… Continue reading Coffman Faculty Production

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High schools join efforts to fight cancer with Dublinthon

High schools join efforts to fight cancer with DublinthonBy: Debbie GillumWednesday November 19, 2014 9:28 a.m.Written for ThisWeekNews Dublin Villager newspaper The DublinThon is putting the fun back into fundraiser with a student-led all night danceathon to raise money to fight cancer. The Friday Nov. 21 danceathon will be neon-themed with a DJ, face painting… Continue reading High schools join efforts to fight cancer with Dublinthon

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Karrer’s Turkey Bowl tradition to continue Nov. 25

Karrer's Turkey Bowl tradition to continue Nov. 25By: Debbie GillumFormer OSU basketball star Scoonie Penn talks strategy to students of Dublin Karrer Middle School during the annual Turkey Bowl fundraiser Nov. 25Wednesday November 19, 2014 9:29 a.m.Written for ThisWeekNews Dublin Villager newspaper Local sports stars will play flag football with Karrer Middle School students to raise money… Continue reading Karrer’s Turkey Bowl tradition to continue Nov. 25

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Home Made Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is another flashback post. I wrote this in high school for my Research and Exposition class with Mr. Rickert. I think the topic was to describe our favorite food or explain a recipe. I was going through a phase where I would microwave cookie dough and eat it so I wrote about that. For… Continue reading Home Made Chocolate Chip Cookies

2013, assignment, creative, creativewriting, denmark, fiction, writing

Creative Travel Writing Assignment

I wrote this for my Creative Travel Writing class. At the time, I was feeling like I wasn't allowed to admit that study-abroad wasn't always perfect. I wanted to explore how similar events can be portrayed so differently, depending on who the audience is.            Assignment 1Debbie in Denmark BlogMonday January 28,… Continue reading Creative Travel Writing Assignment

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Students taking food from dining halls

March 11, 2014 Denisonian in FeaturesPut down the cookie: Students taking food from dining hallsHave you ever taken something from the dining hall? A cookie? A bagel? Backpack full of bananas? Well, that’s actually a violation of Denison’s policy. The policy that was set by Denison and is enforced by both Sodexo and Bon Appetit… Continue reading Students taking food from dining halls