Study the Local News, Not Just National Headlines

Sometime during my first semester in PRSSA, a PR pro offered our exhausted Monday group a piece of advice: come into the office knowing today’s headlines. If I remember correctly, this advice came from Fahlgren Mortine’s Arron Brown. March of 2018 was only my second month of being in PRSSA. As a non-journalism student, I … Continue reading Study the Local News, Not Just National Headlines

Senior Farewell: Maura Anderson – The Friends You Make

Growing up, I could not wait to go to college, find my independence and be an adult. I’ve always been an assertive presence, so I thought I was ready to take on the world. Moving to college sounded like paradise, and I couldn’t wait to thrive. When move-in day came, however, my confidence shattered. I … Continue reading Senior Farewell: Maura Anderson – The Friends You Make

Senior Farewell: Alyssa Murtagh – You Are What Make Goodbye So Hard

It’s 9:00 p.m. and I turn on some sad music. It’s 9:15 p.m. and I start scrolling through all of my college pictures. It’s 9:30 p.m. and I start writing. It’s 9:35 p.m. and I erase it all. It’s 9:45 p.m. and I pour myself a glass of wine. It’s 10:00 p.m. and I start … Continue reading Senior Farewell: Alyssa Murtagh – You Are What Make Goodbye So Hard

Senior Farewell: Margaret Mary Hicks – Until We Meet Again

I spent my first-ever Welcome Weekend crying to my parents at the OU Inn. I was scared to live away from home and worried I made the wrong decision on going to OU. Boy, was I wrong. This is so beyond cliché, but choosing Ohio University has been the best decision I have ever made. … Continue reading Senior Farewell: Margaret Mary Hicks – Until We Meet Again

Senior Farewell: Emily O’Flynn – “How lucky I am…”

It’s August 2014. I find myself on a college tour of none other than Ohio University. This is my third trip to the university and although I haven’t been accepted into the school yet, I am confident that I want to pursue a strategic communication major in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism. On … Continue reading Senior Farewell: Emily O’Flynn – “How lucky I am…”

Senior Farewell: Sadie Newman – Don’t Blink

Don’t blink, they said. Freshman year will be over before you know it. Don’t blink, they said. Sophomore year will be over before you know it. Don’t blink, they said. Junior year will be over before you know it. Don’t blink, they said. Senior year will be over before you know it. Well, I blinked, … Continue reading Senior Farewell: Sadie Newman – Don’t Blink