Miriam Sitz

Columbia J-School Student and Freelance Reporter

New York, New York

Miriam Sitz

Miriam Sitz is freelance reporter from Texas and a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


Pearl Brewery Redevelopment

In crafting the redevelopment master plan for the historic Pearl Brewery, Lake|Flato Architects catalyzed the revitalization of a previously neglected section of San Antonio’s urban core. The highly successful project strikes a delicate balance at the intersection of past and present, form and function, and residential and commercial spaces.
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Working Artifacts

The historic Pearl Brewery is a mixed-use village of commercial, residential and public spaces. This article investigates three restaurants (CURED, Local Coffee [both by Urbanist Design] and The Granary 'Cue and Brew [DADO Group]) housed in original buildings that have been creatively renovated.
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TECH Camps: Computer Science for Girls

Kylie Moden took her first computer programming class as a sophomore at Lake Travis High School in Austin. The summer before her junior year, with just two semesters of computer science under her belt, she created two iOS apps: a personalized grade calculator and a bell schedule app. Often the only woman in her advanced placement computer science classes, the young techie became involved with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
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Rodeo Food: So Terrible, So Wonderful

Ah, rodeo food: It’s not the cheapest fare you’ll ever eat, and it’s certainly not the healthiest, but there’s nostalgia, of sorts, and undeniable glee that comes with digging in to an overpriced corny dog still dripping with hot grease. Though frigid temps kept many indoors on the first day of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, the Current was there, diligently assessing the selection of heart-stopping rodeo cuisine.
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High School Robots Battle at Rackspace

Forget the prospect of Amazon delivery drones and a future where falling in love with your OS might be a reality: Robots are already here among us. Where can you find them? Just ask a participant of FIRST Robotics. This season, the high school-aged students compete in a “block party” game. The game begins with 30 seconds of autonomous play, for which the students have pre-programmed their robots, and is followed by a two-minute driver controlled period.
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Is San Antonio Ready for High-End?

There’s a fascinating episode of the podcast Radiolab that investigates the history and science of color. One segment of that show, “Why Isn’t the Sky Blue? ,” explores the research Lazarus Geiger, a German philologist who, building upon the work of William Gladstone, discovered that as languages mature, words for distinct colors emerge in the same order every time.
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$500,000 Up for Grabs to Bring Mexican Startups to SA

In 1919, hotel magnate Raymond Orteig offered a prize of $25,000 for the first non-stop transatlantic flight between New York City and Paris. Less than a decade later, a 25-year-old pilot named Charles Lindbergh completed the challenge in 1927, rising from obscurity to world fame overnight. The incentive of the Orteig Prize and others before it fueled not only Lindbergh’s endeavor but many other attempts—all of which combined to accelerate the growth of the aviation industry at an exceptional rate.
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With a Hearty Keg Pull, Alamo Beer Co. Breaks Ground on Eastside Brewery

Neither hell, high water nor near-freezing temperatures could derail the Alamo Beer Company groundbreaking this morning. “I’ve waited so long to kick this thing off,” founder Eugene Simor told the Rivard Report by phone on Thursday. “I don’t care if it snows a foot tomorrow – we’re having this groundbreaking!”.
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Hanukkah: A brief culinary history

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights–and food and drink–begins this year on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, and lasts through the evening of Thursday, December 5. The holiday, which has given rise to a host of culinary customs, celebrates the rededication of the Jewish temple and the Macabee victory over the Seleucids in the second century BC.
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Special Projects Social’s Tim McDiarmid Managing Communal Dining

Chef Tim McDiarmid and Peter Zubiate of Zubiate Projects have hosted almost 20 installments of the Special Projects Social. The pop-up dinner parties celebrate fine food, artisanal desserts and libations, music, art and creativity at large. While the two producers have the events down to a science, how can attendees most enjoy the art of communal dining?
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Student Managed Fund Celebrates 15 Years at Trinity University

The student managed fund at Trinity University has grown from half a million dollars in 1998 to more than $4 million today, with undergraduates making all investment decisions.
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Symphony Musician Shares Suzuki with Youngest Learners

It’s Saturday morning in Aimee Toomes’ home violin studio. Two small poodles scurry around the room, greeting students as they arrive for class. By 9:30 a.m., two pint-sized students armed with tin...
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Miriam Sitz

Miriam Sitz, a native Texas, is a freelance reporter and a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Formerly based in San Antonio, she has reported on food, technology, higher ed, urban life and more for the Current, San Antonio's alt-weekly; the Rivard Report, a hyperlocal news website; the statewide Texas Architect magazine and the San Antonio Business Journal — among others.

In New York, she reports on local issues in northern Manhattan, from tech entrepreneurs in Harlem to crime (and mushrooms) in parks, for The Uptowner.