About Hannah

Posted on July 12, 2016

I am a news designer who focuses on interactive and digital story presentations. My name is Hannah Wise. I am a multimedia journalist who strives to tell stories that are well reported and visually stunning. I work very hard to create content that is important to my audience. I am constantly teaching myself new skills whether it be new print or web design techniques, a new Adobe program or a new language. Learning has been a life-l...

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Congratulations, you’re a 23-year-old arthritic

Posted on July 6, 2015

https://youtu.be/THbY7EL8k5w It is true! I am going back to Kansas this week. I will be there from July 8 to July 17. Why would I be home for that long not during a holiday? Well, I am evidently a 23-year-old arthritic with a bone spur and ligament tear in my left knee. This week's knee surgery will hopefully mark the start of the final 100 meters in what has been the most involved medical year of my young life Wednesday morning I will ...

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Be Kind, Rewind: Understanding empathy

Posted on April 18, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7C8nHAAs70 "Be Kind Rewind" may  not be the best Jack Black movie ever, but it came to mind a few weeks ago (when I originally indended to write this) for a number of reasons, but mostly for the title. It was my first week really back in the full swing of life: hanging out with friends and going to work in the office. It also included what I will consider my first real negative points since my diagnosis. I ...

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A journalist on steroids: treatment updates and getting back to ‘normal’

Posted on March 28, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z36Z0Fo-7zQ It seems as though I am going to keep with the trend of music with posts. The above video is for Liz Phair's "Poleyster bride" from the album Whitechocolatespaceegg. Besides the obvious commentary about feminism, marriage and childbearing in the song, over the past week I've found myself listening to it a lot in the context of my diagnosis. (Oh hi, did you miss that? Read all the deets about me ...

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Nobody likes you when you’re 23: what in the world has been happening with my life

Posted on March 19, 2015

https://youtu.be/K7l5ZeVVoCA I'm just going to leave that video there because "What's My Age Again," by Blink 182, while it is not the most appropriate song for my current life happenings, it does reference being 23, which I turned shortly before my body decided to give up on me. I suppose in that vein, I have found myself asking, "How old am I? Should this really be happening to me?" "What has been happening since January, Hannah?" you ...

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“Who is Troy Aikman?” and other embarrassing moments in Texas

Posted on November 26, 2014

  Greetings from your wild prairie child resettled in the land of football playoff games and breakfast tacos! I've been a functioning, employed adult for going on three months now and man, time flies. I've tackled all forms of insurance, finding a doctor, scheduling PTO and so much more. What an adventure this all is. Most of the past several weeks have been unseasonably warm for my tastes, but no longer! I happily spent an ...

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Settling down in the Republic

Posted on October 2, 2014

Today I officially became a Texas resident, well, my official driver's license came at least. It was a saga involving two trips to the DMV (or as the Texans call it, the DPS), six forms of identification (including my actual social security card..."No ma'am the Republic of Texas will not accept a photograph or scanned copy.") and driving what seemed like the geographic area of New Jersey. This adventure came of course is after I remarked ...

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Adulthood…here I come?

Posted on August 30, 2014

I won't bury the lede — I am moving to Dallas in a couple of weeks to be a UI Designer at The Dallas Morning News. (yay! Employment!) Also a mad shoutout to "Hyperbole and a Half" for including a drawing that fits my feelings for this post. How did I get to this point, considering as far as my website is concerned, I have yet to post anything since I spent New Years in Copenhagen? Well, Internet, let me tell you. Tschüss, München...

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Tschüss 2013, Wilkommen 2014!

Posted on December 31, 2013

It is the last day of 2013 and I am sitting in a lovely hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. Who would have thought I would write that this time last year? Not this girl! I think it says so much about the year I’ve had and my future. So, like so many other millennials, journalists and other humans with internet access, I am going to recap my year. January I started this year gearing up to be the editor-in-chief for The University Daily ...

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Copenhagen listening to LA girl rock

Posted on December 29, 2013

I've been so addicted to this song by HAIM. My current playlist for exploring Copenhagen is a mix of HAIM's album and the new CHVRCHES album. Just can't go wrong. Actual blog updates about Amsterdam and Copenhagen coming tomorrow!  

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