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Phoenix, AZ
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As seen in:  BuzzFeed, Columbus Dispatch

Editor @McMURRYTMG. Freelance writer. Former reporter @DispatchAlerts. Defender of the Midwest. amyksaunders@gmail.com

School of Babel | Valley News

phoenixmag.com — Another school year, another extraordinary linguistic challenge for teachers and administrators at Alhambra High School - the Valley's United Nations of public schooling. Some students don't know the alphabet, numbers, days of the week. Some can't read or write in any language.
Jul 24, 2015

How do you teach students from 52 countries? My story about Alhambra, the U.N. of high school, for @phoenixmagazine: bit.ly/1IrJnGk

Behind the Profile: 7 Tips for Doing an Interview

mcmurrytmg.com — We all know a natural storyteller, someone who recites entire conversations, does imitations, and describes how everything felt and looked and smelled. Ask what happened and you get the full play-by-play. But most people need encouragement. That's where you come in as a reporter, asking questions that help your subject tell her story.
Aug 28, 2014

"Ask stupid questions," plus my other interviewing advice for the @McMURRYTMG blog: bit.ly/1nJiGgK

Annual tryouts for OSU drum major an intensely competitive process

dispatch.com — He's the leader of the Best Damn Band in the Land, the reason that Buckeyes fans leave their tailgates to fill Ohio Stadium 20 minutes before kickoff. When the drum major struts down the ramp and onto the field, impossibly stretching the plume of his white hat backward to the 35-yard line, 105,000 people cheer as if the quarterback just threw a game-winning touchdown.
Jul 25, 2014

From 2011: Jon Waters and the target of his tirade (bit.ly/1oo21Di) talk TBDBITL drum-major responsibilities bit.ly/1o0sMbW

Jul 25, 2014

RT @XanaE: From 2011: Jon Waters and the target of his tirade (bit.ly/1oo21Di) talk TBDBITL drum-major responsibilities bit.ly/1o0sMbW

Jul 25, 2014

RT @XanaE: From 2011: Jon Waters and the target of his tirade (bit.ly/1oo21Di) talk TBDBITL drum-major responsibilities bit.ly/1o0sMbW

Jerrie Mock’s historic flight ended 50 years ago today

dispatch.com — Just before the coast disappeared into sea and sky, Jerrie Mock switched on her airplane's long-range radio and found only silence. She tried again and again, leaning her ear to the speaker, and still heard nothing, not even static. When Mock departed from Columbus that morning, she had heard the tower controller's voice on a loudspeaker.
Apr 17, 2014

Good morning. Cbus celebrates the Spirit of Columbus through aviation pioneer Jerrie Mock. shar.es/T6EKO fb.me/43T8hA4xz

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

buzzfeed.com — Just before the coast disappeared into sea and sky, Jerrie Mock switched on her airplane's long-range radio and found only silence. She tried again and again, leaning her ear to the speaker, and still heard nothing, not even static. When Mock departed from Columbus that morning, she had heard the tower controller's voice on a loudspeaker.
Apr 12, 2014

50 years ago this week, Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly around the world buzzfeed.com/amyksaunders/t… pic.twitter.com/ZQP9jAxaRZ

Apr 12, 2014

the amazing story of Jerrie Mock, the woman who pulled off the trip Amelia Earhart didn't buzzfeed.com/amyksaunders/t… via @amyksaunders

Apr 12, 2014

RT @lisatozzi: The Untold Story Of The First Woman To Fly Around The World buzzfeed.com/amyksaunders/t… via @amyksaunders

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Marysville teen to seek roots in Turkey

dispatch.com — By Amy Saunders The Columbus Dispatch Thursday September 12, 2013 6:03 AM CHRIS RUSSELL | DISPATCH At the Aslaner home in Marysville, the kitchen utensils are labeled in Turkish. Sam Aslaner, who reads Turkish news, has watched every Turkish movie on Netflix with a dictionary in his lap.
Sep 12, 2013

Sam Aslaner will postpone his senior year @StCharlesCards to live and study in Turkey on a State Dept. scholarship: bit.ly/1atV3nQ

Websites, apps bring real-time matchmaking to dating

dispatch.com — Over drinks on a Thursday night at the Park Street Tavern, Sean Meade and two buddies recently chatted with a group of three outgoing women about their college days, large families and love of sports. The two groups made the rounds of other Arena District bars until they ended the night with a blurry karaoke rendition of Summer Nights and exchanged phone numbers.
Sep 06, 2013

The next generation of online dating: getting offline ASAP through Grouper, Tinder, Match events and more: bit.ly/155Ecqk

Sculpture refers to affection for city

dispatch.com — Conversations with Columbus residents left artist Lawrence Argent with one dominant impression: People here love where they live. "I felt this very endearing component of emotion that was attached to the city," said the Denver resident, who was hired to create a piece of public art for near North Bank Park.
Aug 30, 2013

"Flowing Kiss" sculpture represents how much residents love #Cbus, artist says. ow.ly/opxCO

Aug 30, 2013

Flowing Kiss, the city's first public art commission in decades, is new this week to North Bank Park: bit.ly/17404hO

Aug 30, 2013

Columbus' newest public art will inevitably get a nickname. ("Flowing Kiss"? No.) I suggest "Beetlejuice Lips." dispatch.com/content/storie…

Lineup of festivals features plenty to eat and entertain

dispatch.com — By Amy Saunders The Columbus Dispatch Thursday August 29, 2013 11:03 AM DISPATCH FILE PHOTO Whatever you want to do on Labor Day weekend, central Ohio always provides plenty of choices. For entertainment, there are musical performances, parades and dancing. For scenery, collections of artwork or a 16th-century English village.
Aug 29, 2013

Weekender: jousting, Greek dancing, ox-roast sandwiches and other Labor Day highlights in central Ohio. bit.ly/1fmoWGW

Camaraderie among enduring traditions of Men’s Camp in Bellefontaine

dispatch.com — BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - The day at Camp Willson was supposed to begin with a trumpet blaring from the public-address system and Old Glory steadily rising up the flagpole. But the two campers in charge on Sunday, despite decades of experience, couldn't get the banner to budge.
Aug 27, 2013

Since 1919, @ymcacolumbus Camp Willson has hosted a week in which the campers are adult men, not homesick kids: bit.ly/1aLTtQS

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Jul 28, 2015

@jim_david And lovely photos, Jim! Great working with you!

Jul 28, 2015

RT @jim_david: Loved shooting this story for @phoenixmagazine & meeting the teachers. Great article by @amyksaunders. On stands now. http:/…

Jul 24, 2015

How do you teach students from 52 countries? My story about Alhambra, the U.N. of high school, for @phoenixmagazine: bit.ly/1IrJnGk

Jul 08, 2015

Come for vacation, stay for cosmetic surgery. My story about Scottsdale's thriving industry for @phoenixmagazine: bit.ly/1KOV9Lp

May 14, 2015

Press release of the day says only this: "Please contact me if you would are intersted in writing about this topic for us?"

Apr 23, 2015

Camelback with a mountaintop pool? It could have happened if not for preservationists. My story for @phoenixmagazine: bit.ly/1Gmuu3T

Mar 03, 2015

Trying a new diet technique in which I edit stories about severed fingers around lunchtime.

Feb 26, 2015

@Luftenegger Thanks for reading and sharing, Paul! Judi is quite the inspiration!

Jan 27, 2015

"Hello ... is there someone I can speak with about a possible story?" "No, we're not interested." "Can I tell you what it's about?" "No."



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