This past Wednesday in my J452 class, we had a guest lecture from Dr. Nneka Logan of West Virginia. Unfortunately Dr. Logan only had a limited amount of time to spend with our class, but we were able to unpack many issues in the half hour we had with her. Her work is focused on … Continue reading You Gotta Fight For Your Right To…Procreate?
The 2018 Winter Olympics are concluding tonight with the closing ceremony. While the US women's hockey team taking gold was the heartwarming win my patriotic soul loved hearing about, my favorite Olympic win was from 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard. Gerard, in true American teenager fashion, spent the night before his big race binge watching Netflix. Now, … Continue reading (Arguably) True American Heroes
The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full force, gluing the global population to their TV screens. Or, if you're a broke college student like me who doesn't pay for cable, you're glued to highlight videos found online. Right now, the only silver lining I can find in not being able to stream the Olympics is … Continue reading Just Say Nope to Dope
Team sports provide a game time atmosphere unlike individual athletic competitions. The roar of the crowd and electricity in the air fills stadiums and arenas all over the world as fans cheer on their favorite team. People are devout fans of their respective teams no matter how many players come and go, through draft or … Continue reading Problems With Party People
This week's blog post had me wracking my brain thinking about all of the public relations aspects of sports that exist. There are so many moving parts that come into play and intersect when it comes to sports team's reputations. I believe a huge yet often overlooked aspect of team identity is its community involvement. … Continue reading Give Back or Get Out
In her blog post this week, My J452 professor, Kathryn Kuttis, touched on the importance of knowing and anticipating trends. The ability to monitor and contribute to trends is a valuable skill to have, and one we could all stand to add to our repertoire. The idea of trends sends my millennial mind straight to … Continue reading Competition On and Off the Court
The first summer I worked at the baseball park, my boss told me a story that stuck with me to this day. He was a teenager working at his respective ballpark the night of a big game. Unfortunately, the team lost to their notorious rival after a long home stand. It was a tough loss … Continue reading The Importance of Being Hospitable
15 years ago, if you were to ask someone that question, they'd probably give you a strange look and maybe even leave the conversation. Back then, the question had a much different connotation. The recipient of said question would most likely assume you were asking for their social security number and attempting to steal their … Continue reading What’s Your Social?
When I told my parents I wanted to major in journalism, they bombarded me with statements saying, “Print is a dying media,” and asked me, “Are you sure you want to be a journalist?” In their Generation X brains, they associated journalism with newspapers and pictured me typing up some story about an interview I … Continue reading Any Questions?