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Former Staff Member Continues Journalism at College level

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Former Staff Member Continues Journalism at College level

Tiger staff alumni Pate McCuien stands in front of the columns at Mizzou where he is pursuing a journalism career. (photo courtesy of Amber McCuien)

Tiger staff alumni Pate McCuien stands in front of the columns at Mizzou where he is pursuing a journalism career. (photo courtesy of Amber McCuien)

Tiger staff alumni Pate McCuien stands in front of the columns at Mizzou where he is pursuing a journalism career. (photo courtesy of Amber McCuien)

Tiger staff alumni Pate McCuien stands in front of the columns at Mizzou where he is pursuing a journalism career. (photo courtesy of Amber McCuien)

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After graduation, many former Tiger staff members enter the field of Journalism. Former Sports` editor Pate McCuien has taken this path and is now a Journalism major at Mizzou in Columbia, Missouri.

McCuien has been published in the Missourian, the local Columbian paper, KOMU, the local NBC affiliate, and Vox, a Columbia magazine publication, creating a major impact on his college campus and local community.

“The story of most impact that I have had was about the lack of allocation of funding for domestic violence shelters in Missouri. There was a lot of money that was set aside for this specific purpose, but was not being used. It was merely sitting in an account. We talked to government officials and shelters about the process. I was with a great team of reporters, and it was by far my favorite piece,” McCuien said.

With one more semester until graduation, he is looking towards what he will do next, which will be looking to join the workforce through an internship.

Although Tiger news is where he learned his first set of skills, Mizzou has taught him what it takes to be a journalist.

“Being on the Tiger staff got me accustomed to writing on a deadline, and pretty good at news writing itself. However, reporting at this scale and level of competitiveness was something I was not ready for when I first began working on completing stories for my interest area,” McCuien said. “Mizzou taught me that there is more to Journalism than writing news and feature pieces. It can be difficult. The only thing that helps reporting and creating large scale projects is doing the work.”

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Gage Maris, Sports Editor
Patrick “Gage” Maris is the current Sports Editor. At the height  6’4, Gage weighs a solid 160 pounds and wears size 13 shoes. If Gage could play any professional sport or position, he would be quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott. Gage has received recognition from the Arkansas Boaters Safety Society; he keeps his boaters education card handy in case a spontaneous lake appears and someone needs a boat driver. He has received honors from Boy Scouts of America and Eagle Scout rank as of April 2018. Like one of Gage's stories? Let him know! Email him at [email protected]
Parker Gunn, Staff Writer
Parker Gunn is starting her newspaper career senior year as a staff writer. She has been a student at Central since 2015 and plans to further her education at the University of Arkansas.  She is an avid member of the Central soccer team, a Senior Class Senator, and The National Honor Society. She is very excited for her first and last year on the Tiger newspaper staff. Like one of Parker's stories? Let her know! Email her at [email protected]
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