Melody Ripsom

What is something you think everyone should do at least once?
Everyone should travel to a foreign country at least once in their lifetime. Discovering new places, eating strange foods, and embracing another person's culture: these are invaluable. And no matter how many places you've seen, your worldview can always expand.
What are you doing when you aren't at The Clipper?

When I'm not at The Clipper, or EvCC in general, you'll probably find me experimenting with new recipes I find online. Funny that cooking at home and journalism are considered dying art forms, right?

Who’s your favorite fictitious character? Why?
I've always admired Atticus Finch. I know a lot of people cringe when someone brings up To Kill a Mockingbird, but his character always stood out to me. He stepped outside of his comfort zone and defied social expectations. He stood up for what he believed in, regardless of what it meant for his reputation.

What is an issue or topic you are passionate about?
I'm passionate about self-improvement; whether it's becoming more flexible through yoga, learning a new method for cooking a favorite dish, being a better cat-mom, or whatever! The best thing about being a human being is that we can always get better and be better.

Melody Ripsom, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020
An Artist in Quarantine (Story)
May 05, 2020
Ruqaiyah Alaji (Media)
May 02, 2020
Homemade Face Coverings for Those in Need: Local Group Making an Impact (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Women’s Equality: 100 Years in the Making (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2020
Treat Yourself During Tax Season (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Help Yourself by Helping Others: How Volunteering Looks on an Application (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
Year of the Rat: Celebrating Lunar New Year (Story)