Congrats To The Statehouse File’s Spring 2021 Class


Congrats To The Statehouse File’s Spring 2021 Class



This semester’s Statehouse File team of Franklin College students—Hope Shrum, Carolina Puga Mendoza, Taylor Dixon, Alexa Shrake and Sydney Byerly, plus student editor Erica Irish—survived what by all accounts was a session for the history books, producing over 150 articles and 20 graphics from February to May for our subscribers and professional media partners.

And all over Zoom, no less! Congratulations. You have earned your A’s and summer break. (Actually, most are off to internships or are sticking around to freelance, thank goodness.)

A special fare-thee-well to FC senior Erica Irish, who graduates with honors Saturday after a brilliant undergraduate career, including as an award-winning reporter and editor for The Statehouse File. She begins her competitive Orr Fellowship with Innovatemap in Indianapolis next month. Congrats and don’t forget us, Erica.

—Colleen Steffen, Executive Editor

FOOTNOTE:  Several of the above The Statehouse Files writers and reporters send the City-County Observer many articles throughout the year concerning the political happenings in Indy.  

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