Meet the Intern: Chelsea Embree

From: St. Louis Beacon (St. Louis, MO)

Chelsea Embree did not go into journalism because her mother said so. Instead, she wandered into a meeting for the student newspaper at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., as a creative writing major looking to start (and eventually expand) a portfolio. After writing for and editing the paper, Embree realized her career calling. [This summer she is interning at the St. Louis Beacon.] We asked each intern to write about something the Beacon had not covered. [She wrote about a local restaurant:]

“Most days, at most times, it’s impossible to walk into Carl’s Drive In. This matchbox-size diner is on Manchester Road near Brentwood Boulevard, and approximately everyone packs in Tuesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner, filling both sides of its bar seating and standing room, which is limited to begin with…” Read more at the St. Louis Beacon…