Posts by Mary Andom

About Mary Andom

Mary Andom is a 2007 graduate of Western Washington University located in the Pacific Northwest. She majored in print journalism with a minor in political science. Andom is originally from the north east African nation of Eritrea and credits her parent�s harrowing journey escaping the war-torn country and growing up in her culturally diverse neighborhood in Seattle for her inspiration to become a journalist. In high school and early college, Andom penned columns for The Seattle Times youth section NEXT. She was also involved in her school newspaper, The Western Front, as a reporter and later as a columnist. Last summer, Andom interned at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Andom hopes to become a newspaper reporter either covering education or immigration/refugee issues.

Personal Narrative - Mary Andom

"Ay yo, lil' mama." A candy-apple green Oldsmobile with shiny chrome wheels pulled up beside me. "Shit," I whispered under my breath. I kept walking, flashing an uneasy smile. "How old you be," he said in his syrupy Southern accent. I laughed. "I'm 15." I paused. "A minor." "Well, you don't look 15," he said. I shrugged my … Read More

Keeping the beat

Darrell Edwards, 26, now leads the All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Church drum corps he loves. Read More

Welcome to East of 34th!

The beat we've fashioned into "East of 34th Street" spans the area north of Boyd Hill Nature Park all the way up to 9th Avenue North. It's bordered by Maggiore on the east and south and by the West of 34th Street beat to the west. It includes neighborhoods like Jordan Park and the Grand Central … Read More