Hey everyone! My name is Sydney Weible. I was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but have lived most of my life in a small town called Bonner Springs, just outside of Lawrence, Kansas. However, because I decided I wanted to pursue journalism, I made the wonderful decision to attend the University of Missouri. I am now a science and ag journalism student. I didn’t grow up on a farm, but I lived right next to one. A pumpkin patch actually. I worked there every October beginning my freshman year in high school and learned a lot about how much goes into producing a crop, even if it’s just pumpkins, and the economics of it.
I fell in love with journalism my sophomore year in high school when I took my first journalism class. It was basic and nothing overbearing but to me it was interesting and almost scientific. I never really looked at the media the same after taking that class. There were just so many jobs and opportunities to spread news. After two years of diving into my new hobby, I became the editor-in-chief of the yearbook my senior year, which was also the year I made my final decision to attend the best journalism school in the country and ditch my KU roots.
On campus, I am a proud member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and enjoy staying busy with all the opportunities the chapter gives me. I take great pleasure in volunteering at one our local beneficiaries, Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, and getting to know all the great people who benefit from our work. I’m also a very active person and enjoy participating in local 5k races when I can or just running around the campus on nice evenings.
I’m very excited to be a member of the Corner Post staff this year and start gaining the experience I need to succeed in journalism!