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La Dolce Vita: Living, Learning, and Eating in Italy

By Quinn Western, senior journalism major

I’m a senior journalism student spending my last semester at Chico State in Viterbo, Italy. It’s a small, medieval town where few of the community members speak English and finding avocados is a struggle. The city center where I live, is enclosed by towering stone walls. My apartment building is thousands of years old (which explains why I have to pile on the blankets at night) and is said to have housed cardinals. Viterbo (about a two-hour train ride from Rome) was once an official home for the Pope as well. Continue reading La Dolce Vita: Living, Learning, and Eating in Italy

#internlife

By Quinn Western, social media and photography intern

Here’s a peek into my experience so far as an intern at The Sacramento Bee. I’ve been afforded countless opportunities to learn and have fun, from shadowing Pulitzer Prize winner Denny Walsh to playing on The Bee’s softball team, The Slugs. (Check out my slide in the video!)

I will return to Chico State in the fall as a senior journalism major.

Here are a few stories I’ve done so far:

17 and solo, she set out to hike the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Here’s a column the executive editor, Joyce Terhaar, wrote about the future of journalism from the perspective of The Bee’s summer interns.

Title photo by Hector Amezcua
Chico State group photos by Andrew Seng