(Copyright 2001. The Tattoo. All rights reserved.)

The Tattoo

--- Making a Permanent Impression Since 1994 ---

June 4, 2001

Lehmert's talents helped shape Tattoo

By Amanda Lehmert

I miss three things about Bristol, Conn (in random order): 

  1. My cat
  2. The chicken with broccoli at the Golden Pagoda
  3. The Tattoo

If the big bad world of college journalism has taught me anything, it is that one should appreciate talented and dedicated editors and fellow journalists when they are around.

As much as I love Emerson College and the fine city of Boston, I sometimes wish I was back in Bristol writing about skateboarders.

I would hand over my general managerís title at The Berkeley Beacon (thatís my college newspaper) if I could go back to the days of writing movie reviews and slamming high school principals.

I would return the $1,500 scholarship I just received (thank you Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists) if I could spend just one more week back in high school, living in Bristol and writing for The Tattoo.

Okay, maybe not. Boston wins over Bristol hands down.

But getting to Boston --- via The Tattoo -- was half of the fun.

Amanda Lehmert is a junior print journalism major at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She won numerous awards for her work with The Tattoo, including 1999 Connecticut High School Journalist of the Year. Her work included reviews and commentary in addition to in-depth and investigative projects on topics such as teen suicide and school violence.

To read her work for The Tattoo, click on the links below:

Rain washes out final day of X Trials

June 17, 2001

Even sex can't save 'Body Shots'

November 15, 1999

Something fishy en route to lunch

May 31, 1999

A bird's eye view of beautiful Bristol

May 24, 1999

Killer friendship

May 17, 1999

Could new safety plan be dangerous?

May 17, 1999

Photo about school security

May 17, 1999

Bristol Central junior to direct her one-act play in Westport

May 7, 1999

Kids who kill: school massacre raises fears

April 26, 1999

'Senioritus' cartoon

April 5, 1999

Photo of Crystal Bilodeau

March 15, 1999

Bristol Central: Helping students from abroad master English

March 4, 1999

Decorated house brings enjoyment

Dec. 22, 1996

Construction sickens Central High

Nov. 16, 1998

If you only had a brain, you'd see Oz

Nov. 9, 1998

Ringside at the congressional catfight

Nov. 2, 1998

Supply shortage paints art teachers into a corner

Oct. 19, 1998

Witch's Dungeon spotlights stars of classic horror flicks

Oct. 19, 1998

Irish, Puerto Rican musicians at Central

Oct. 19, 1998

Construction: the land of Oz

Oct. 19, 1998

Vampire hot spots and a big smooch

Oct. 12, 1998

Our schools are a construction zone

Oct. 5, 1998

Miss Mum: much ado about nothing

Sept. 28, 1998

Teen's suicide 'left a lot of pain behind'

Sept. 21, 1998

Tattoo looking for new talent

Sept. 21, 1998

'Orange girls' could make beautiful cones

April 27, 1998

Odyssey of the Mind wins a silver medal

March 16, 1998

Scholarships slipping out of fashion with teacher dress code

January 26, 1998

Newest freshman at Central is more than just a principal

October 7, 1997

Cruise into togetherness -- separately

Sept. 8, 1997

Cheese, pleeze

July 21, 1997

New superintendent faces controversy

July 14, 1997

Goodbye to 'The Whale' - and good riddance

April 7, 1997

Teen: Board of Ed has too much power

March 10, 1997

Teen suicide: a sad ending

December 30, 1996

Teenager survives suicide attempt

December 30, 1996

Grieving parents learn to cope with dead kids

December 30, 1996

Christmas contest deadline looms

Dec. 6, 1996

On the scene at the prez debate

November 4, 1996

Clinton rules; Dole drools

November 4, 1996

Nightmare O.J. verdict scars U.S. justice system

July 15, 1996

Nature buff, mall rats spar

July 15, 1996

'Twister' spins out of control

July 15, 1996

A place to skate without grief

April 1, 1996

 To see Lehmert's work at the Berkeley Beacon, click on:

Click here for story about Lehmert's 1999 award as Connecticut high school journalist of the year