What I Do

My name is Mara Dumitru and I am a college junior studying towards a BA in Journalism with a focus on reporting and Writing at the University of Missouri with proven writing and editing skills. In addition to my Journalism degree, I am also studying towards three minors: Spanish, German and Textile and Apparel Management. I am excited for an opportunity to apply my academic knowledge to the practical world.

The Ultimate Guide To Huntington Beach

With 10 miles of open sandy beaches, an iconic pier and worldly cuisine, Hungtington Beach is a paradise for surfers, families and couples alike. Here are the latest dining hot spots to try plus tried-and-true hotels and drinking destinations. Why it’s Essential To The Neighborhood: Baja Sharkeez Restaurant Group’s surf-inspired favorite from Santa Barbara has found a second home in Huntington Beach—just blocks from the coast. Travel to the shores of Mexico with classic dishes that have a moder

Letter from an international student — we need a support system | The Maneater

Letter from an international student — we need a support system Mara Dumitru is a sophomore journalism student at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about lifestyle for The Maneater. Many international students leave their home countries and families behind to travel across the world and experience the American university life they’ve dreamed about. Yet MU does little to help them adjust and integrate with the student body. I am one of those international students who feels MU could b

Makes me Yak: Cyberbullying at Mizzou | The Maneater

Mara Dumitru is a sophomore journalism student at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about fashion and lifestyle for The Maneater. During the online age, staying anonymous is easy with a fake name, fake email and a fake account. Apps like Yik Yak, where users don’t have a name or a face attached to their accounts, facilitate animosity even more. After four years of being shut down due to facilitated racism, discrimination and threats of violence on college campuses, Yik Yak is back. Now

The unattainable life of a Main Character | The Maneater

Mara Dumitru is a sophomore journalism student at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about fashion and lifestyle for The Maneater. Picture this: It’s the day before classes start. The Quad is filled with booths and tables featuring different groups, clubs and organizations. More often than not, students are walking or sitting together having the time of their lives. If this image reminds you of anything, it certainly isn’t your own first day. Teen dramas are a tried and true movie genr

Party culture is trashing our local environment | The Maneater

Mara Dumitru is a sophomore journalism student at MU. She is an opinion columnist who writes about fashion and lifestyle for The Maneater. It is impossible to walk around MU’s campus without seeing remnants of Friday night fun lying around. Broken beer bottles, red solo cups and alcohol miniatures litter every green space MU has to offer. We call ourselves a botanical garden, yet the most our campus has to show for it is plastic trash around every corner. MU truly has a fairytale campus. Red b

5 Books to Kickstart Your New Year’s Resolutions | Her Campus

With a new year come new resolutions. Sadly, it seems that most people don’t get the hang of a new life routine quite as quickly as they thought they would. New habits don’t take root overnight, which is why gyms usually empty again after the first three weeks of January. It’s hard to stay consistent when other busy work keeps popping up to eat away all of your time. If one of your New Year’s resolutions includes dusting off your bookshelf and starting to read more regularly, then here are my 1

Why MizzouRec Should Have Women-Only Hours | Her Campus

The University of Missouri Recreational Center, lovingly referred to as The Rec, ranks amongst the top college gyms across several websites. It’s easy to see why. With The Jungle Gym, Tiger Grotto and several fitness training programs, there’s nothing students can’t find to aid them on their fitness journey. One other thing that The Rec has an abundance of? Testosterone. No matter the time of day, you can always find rooms packed with guys lifting and training. There is nothing wrong with that;

We Deserve a Safe Campus | Her Campus

CONTENT WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE CONTAINS REFERENCES TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE. On Sept. 24, a mass email was sent to all Mizzou students: “Crime Notification – sexual assault.” Another email was sent less than a week earlier warning students about predatory drugging in drinks and attempted drugged assaults that might have occurred at frat parties and local bars. The perpetrators remain unknown; the victims are without justice. With rape whistles and pocket tasers becoming more and more common

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maradumitru@ymail.com | +(669) 467-3523