About

Welcome to my website.

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Photo credits: Meagan Casalino

I’m Karen-Luz, and I’m a budding journalist and writer who recently graduated from the Carleton University journalism program in Ottawa.  Currently, I’m the editor-in-chief of Carleton’s student newspaper, The Charlatan.

Whether through fiction or fact, storytelling is what I love to do. I have a particular interest in urban stories: getting to know a city by looking closer, through its people, places, and events.

I’ve written various stories for The Charlatan and local Ottawa arts and culture publication ARTSFILE. Feel free to check out the work I’m proudest of right here.

A note on the website title

One of my past homes was the city of Portland, Oregon. It was here in this city that I first discovered a niche for journalism, avidly reading The Oregonian and even heading the production of a school newspaper in my elementary school. The slogan “Keep Portland Weird” stuck a chord with me a long time ago, ever since I was in middle school. So as I grew more in love with storytelling, I decided that, in my various online presences, I wanted to pay small homage to the city that first sparked my love for human and urban journalistic stories, hence “Weird City Report.”

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