An Experience Like No Other: Field Notes from the Democratic National Convention

When the news first broke out last year about the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia, I knew I was going to attend it one way or another. But, at that time “attending it” just meant I would find a way to get tickets. Not once did I think I would spend the entire week at the Wells Fargo Center working as a correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, a national radio station that broadcasts out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

SMC Alumna Maria Archangelo Oversees Philadelphia’s Public School Notebook

Shortly after her graduation from Temple, Maria Archangelo thought she wanted to be a social worker. She had been working for The Baltimore Sun, where she covered many court cases involving child abuse.

“I would say that was my first real glimpse at issues involving children,” she said. “And feeling about society’s responsibility for children, so that really resonated and stuck with me.”