Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This past Wednesday, Group 15 set out again to take on our neighborhood of Germantown. We were hoping to do a story about the many vendors that are set up on many of the neighborhood's corners. With our luck, the second we stepped off the train, it started to pour. We walked around for about 45 minutes and decided to go back a different day.
Our group went back on Friday and had such a hard time trying to find people to talk to us. All of the vendors at their stands weren't interested in speaking with us, so we decided it was time to find a different story.
We went back on Monday and decided to go talk to some of the firefighters at the Germantown fire station. They were very willing to talk and help us out. We spent a lot of time talking to the Captain who was very eager to share a lot with us. He talked about the positive and negative changes he has seen in Germantown since he began working here as a firefighter. After speaking to him, we even came up with other story ideas we are going to look into for later in the semester.
Spending the past week in Germantown really left us questioning why so many people really do not want to talk to us. This project really made our group realize that finding these stories is definitely going to be a lot harder than we thought it would, but we are definitely realizing how important it is to take notice of everything that we pass while strolling through Germantown!
Group 15- Jennifer Campbell, Anna Conzelman, Tom Wolfe
Posted by Jen Campbell at 7:14 PM