Author Archives: Haley Behre

About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.

The Grammy Awards: A very public stance for marriage equality

On Sunday, Jan. 26, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their song “Same Love” at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. What made this performance such a beautiful and touching piece was the stance the Grammy Awards made during the performance when 33 … Continue reading

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The stories behind the pictures: Iraq War

“Every once in a while your path crosses paths with history”- Luis Sinco I just watched this series of videos done by photojournalists from the LA Times, depicting their journeys during the Iraq War. They spoke about the importance of … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Sandy

When I woke up one year ago today, on Oct. 30, 2012, I was shocked at what I saw. Hurricane Sandy had ravaged my home area [the Jersey Shore] the night before, causing us to live without power throughout the … Continue reading

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Child marriage

  Watch this video. Although simplistic in nature, the video’s message is deep. It talks about the need to stop child marriage, and how it is tied to many other social issues, such as poverty, education and health. According to … Continue reading

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Come see the African Children’s Choir on Nov. 23

              “Music is the universal language of mankind.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Become part of the movement. Join us and see how one group of children use song to inspire change and end the poverty cycle. The African Children’s … Continue reading

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New Jersey Supreme Court: Same-sex marriages can begin Monday New Jersey Supreme Court: green lights gay marriage starting Monday

I am so proud of my state. Today, the NJ Supreme Court gave the go ahead for same-sex marriages to take place in the state beginning Monday— a stepping-stone in the right direction for the country as a whole. The … Continue reading

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Shedding light on sex trafficking in the U.S.

Many people believe sex trafficking is only an epidemic abroad— but they are wrong. Sex trafficking is a global issue, one that affects the United States just as much as it does countries abroad. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof … Continue reading

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