Katelyn Mae Petrin

Katelyn Mae Petrin is an aspiring journalist and Merle Kling Undergraduate Fellow in Literary Journalism at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is currently studying for a B.A. special major in Medical Humanities, with minors in Writing and Classics.

Posts by Katelyn Mae Petrin

A Tour of the Divided City

A popular bus tour of St. Louis reveals the city’s larger patterns to make its central narrative, and long-standing tensions, stand out.

Screening Africa

The new venture Afripedia is out to change your view of the continent, one featured artist at a time.

Party Entry

Steven C. Smith, WUSTL professor of political science and social science, explains why smaller parties pop up all the time in the United States, but seldom last.

The Buyer’s Dilemma

Have you ever thought about Genetically Modified Organisms, “Man, I wish I could totally avoid them?” Have you ever wanted to boycott a company like Coca-Cola, only to find out days, even weeks after your most recent grocery trip, that all that Honest Tea you buy goes straight to Coca-Cola’s coffers? Or have you ever […]

Blog: Newsome Speaks

Brittany “Bree” Newsome gets down to Earth after scaling South Carolina’s Capitol-grounds flag pole.

The Big Delve

Documentary filmmaker Peter Yost—who has covered topics from North Korea to the increasing relevance of drones to solitary confinement—talks about balancing curiosity with an eye for care.

The Fans Awaken

In recent years, creators and fans have started to mingle. Fandom was once limited to remote interactions and filtered through journalists, publicists, editors, letters, articles, book signings, film openings. Now, between ComiCon panels and Twitter, fans interact with creators immediately and loudly. More than that, past generations of fans are now themselves acting as creators; in the […]