Jennifer Ng


Jennifer Ng, photographer for The Beacon.

STAFF OPINION: Visit a community garden

Finally, community gardens are spaces to create a positive impact on a larger societal scale. They are especially important to residents that don’t have easy and reliable access to fresh produce from a big retailer or farm. Community gardens demonstrate that local food production is possible. When partnered with schools or instructional programs, they allow people of all ages to learn about nutrition and the food they consume, addressing health issues around food.

Photographer Jennifer Ng thinks the best type of stories are the ones left open-ended.

Staff Opinion: Why open-ended stories are the best

With the impending release of Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” in April and “Star Wars: Episode IX” coming out at the end of the year, I’ve found myself thinking about endings. In particular, what it will mean to fans of these franchises, who have followed these characters and lived in these universes for years, to have to think about saying goodbye.  But what if these epic finales don’t have to final at all?

Jennifer Ng shares her immersion experience and how the conversations she participated in affected her.

Staff Opinion: Experiences lead to meaningful conversations

Over fall break I participated in the Rural Immersion hosted by UP’s Moreau Center. I only had a vague idea of what to expect — I knew we were going to be talking with people about topics on immigrants, justice and learning about the Yakima Valley community. It was so much more than that. With everything I learned, the experience became a catalyst for having important conversations.