Michelle San Miguel
Multimedia Journalist

Michelle San Miguel is a recent graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  While there, she double majored in broadcast journalism and international relations

In Syracuse, Michelle reported for ABC News on Campus, served as the executive producer of CitrusTV Noticias, and reported for CONNECT, a public affairs program airing around Central New York. She also spent a summer interning at the NBC and Telemundo duopoly in Miami, where she reported for the intern newscast.  A native of Miami, Michelle has always had an interest in the Latino community and hopes to report from Latin America some day.

18 and Enlisted
More than a Warrior

A message for ...

Photo by Juliette Lynch

Three months have passed since we posted our stories and folded up the tents. We've gotten a lot of great feedback and some good exposure, and we thank everyone who took the time to click on our work.

We've all moved on to other things now – internships, jobs, finishing up degrees and starting toward new ones. As our time in the woods of Washington fades into memory, though, it's hard to forget the personal stories we heard from the men and women who have served our country.

All good things ...

All of us with our K Diamond K friends!

Well, last week we packed up and moved out of the K Diamond K bunkhouse, where we had been living for nearly seven weeks. 

Now we're back in Syracuse, working in a windowless, fluorescent-lit room in Newhouse. Don't get me wrong, the computer labs at the university are fantastic, but nothing compares to working in a window-filled room surrounded by beautiful mountainous landscapes.

Lesson Learned

Photo by: AJ Chavar

In just the past four weeks, I’ve learned how to safely maneuver my way through dirt roads, gather a herd of horses, and live in a house with nine other people.  This week the daily lessons continued.

Racing in Republic

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I can't back down from a handshake.

That's what I kept telling myself as I was thinking of every possible excuse to stay in bed a little longer yesterday morning.

Veteran Advises ...

Adam Howerton plays the guitar at a farewell party

John Jones may have only spent three months fighting in the Vietnam War, but he‚'s got stories to prove that he experienced the wrath of combat overseas in such a short time.

While in Vietnam, John was shot at twice- first, when he was grazed by a sniper and then when a rocket grenade hit his tank, causing him to lose his left eye. It is the candidness of veterans like John that recent high school graduate Adam Howerton has come to appreciate.