Chelsea Abdullah


Boulder, Colorado

Chelsea Abdullah

Freelance journalist



Longmont origami exhibit is ‘Above the Fold’

When picturing origami, one often thinks of carefully constructed, but otherwise small and simple paper-folded animals or plants. The current exhibition at the Longmont Museum, however, shows that origami art is more complex than the traditional paper crane. Above the Fold, showing through May 1, features folding at its finest.
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Studying the seven seas

From summer camps to book series, there’s an ocean education movement afoot in Boulder and across the nation. You might be surprised to know that Boulder, Colorado — 800-plus miles from the nearest ocean — has the highest number of SCUBA divers in the United States. Boulder is also home to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Oceanic Preservation Society and a handful of marine biology and oceanography courses at University of Colorado Boulder.
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Tilling it like it is

The word “outdoors” immediately comes to mind when one mentions camps. Most camp programs highlight outdoor adventures like horseback riding, sports and outdoor games. Farming and garden camps, however, get kids involved in the great outdoors in a very different way. Teaching kids about farming and gardening has become increasingly important in light of recent efforts to conserve various agricultural practices.
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‘Art of the State’ showcases Colorado art

Walk into the Art of the State exhibit and you will immediately step into the diverse Colorado art scene. Far from the galleries of New York City or Los Angeles, Colorado boasts its own rich and varied art scene, and it features more than just your typical cookie-cutter painting of Colorado’s landscape.
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Environment as experience

Composer David Amram performs at eTown to advocate for water awareness. Music is spontaneous and very much alive. It is a type of experience. That is, according to David Amram, a prolific composer who has worked with a variety of performers, writers and artists over his 50-year career, from Dizzy Gillespie to Hunter S.
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U.S. media to blame for western Islamophobia

Opinions do not necessarily represent or any of its sponsors. Contact CU Independent Copy Editor Chelsea Abdullah at In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, many conversations have been started focusing on the biased Muslim stereotypes in the U.S.
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Chelsea Abdullah

I am a freelancer who just finished an undergraduate journalism degree at CU Boulder. My degree has a focus in News Editorial and an additional field of study in the Creative Writing program. My previous experiences include working at the CUIndependent as a copy editor and writer, and more recently, as a writer at the Boulder Weekly.

I am a reporter that aspires to inspire new perspectives and outlooks on stories normally promoting certain cultural biases and cliches. Being born and raised in the Middle East has shaped my unique and refreshing outlook on such stories. I enjoy writing about the arts, especially in relation to culture, but love exploring various story angles.

Other interests of mine include creative writing and art. I tend to incorporate creative techniques into my writing when I can, and when I'm not writing stories about the world around me, I'm crafting stories somewhere in the deep void of my mind.

My resume can be accessed with the icon just beneath my profile image.



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  • Creative Writing
  • Microsoft Word
  • AP Style
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign