Narrowed Horizons

Written by: David Hoffman, Senior Journalism Major A tight feeling in my stomach, dry mouth and a slight fluttering and tightness in my chest. I experienced these sensations as I was sitting in my first upper-division geology class, nervously waiting for the class to start. As I waited, I wondered how this course was going…

What’s your Perspective? The art of Photojournalism

Written by: Tia Jones, Corporate Communication I fell in love with the art of photojournalism. Yes, me, a corporate communication major. Before this class, my creativity was somewhat boxed in. I always played it safe when it came to completing certain projects, and I was never challenged to step out of my comfort zone. I…

5 Signs You’re a Communication Major (In “Gavin” Memes)

Written By: Abby Kepley, APSU Communication Major   When your teacher assigns you a movie with a discussion board as your homework.   When another student tells you that you have it easy because you are a Comm major.   When you make an “A” in all your communication based classes   When you are…

Code of Ethics for Social Media Bloggers

  Written by: Lyric Maxwell, APSU Communication Student   As a blogger for many social media markets you serve an important role to the blogging community. You are known to create discussions with consumers, and aid in public customer service. The responsibility of this job is simple, be honest and respectful to all followers, and…

Communication Transcends Boundaries

Written by Abby Kilgore, APSU Public Relations Major Communicating as a homeschooler has always been interesting. Anytime you tell someone that you are homeschooled, there are a few routine responses. First, people always ask if you do school in your pajamas. The answer is yes, sometimes I did. Next, people act surprised that you can…

Volunteering with Manna Café Ministries

Written by: Jada Stotts, APSU Communication Graduate Student Lending a helping hand in the community has always been something I wanted to do but always felt that I never had enough time for. I hate that the reason behind me volunteering was because it was a class requirement, but I’m also so grateful for that….

Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language

By Moses Cole The ability to speak a foreign language can open many doors for your career. Here are some ways you benefit from all that extra work. Looks Great on Your Resume Hiring managers will see foreign language skills as a positive on your resume because it makes you look more well-rounded and cultured….

Autistic Portrayal in Power Ranger Film

  Written by: Trent McLaurin, APSU Corporate Communication student   It is a great time to be alive if you are fascinated with every nerd/geek culture. Comic book movies are mainstream, Power rangers just hit theaters, and an infatuation with super heroes is at an all-time high. Never before has being a nerd or geek…

Get Out or Get On The Bandwagon

Trent McLaurin, APSU Senior, Corporate Communication For the past couple of weeks, we have seen an interesting social media development surrounding a film and its societal commentary. Social media erupted over the release of “Get Out” and its take on a particular issue. Get Out is a movie directed by Jordan Peele, one half of…

How to Use Social Media Effectively (Part 3)

Anna Pope, APSU Senior, Public Relations This blog post is part three of a three-part opinion post that analyzes how social media is harmful and helpful to public relations practitioners and how to effectively to use it to connect with audiences. This post will explain how to effectively use social media to connect with a…

How Social Media is Helpful to Public Relations (Part 2)

Anna Pope, APSU Senior, Public Relations This blog post is part two of a three-part opinion post that analyzes how social media is harmful and helpful to public relations practitioners and how to effectively use it to connect with audiences. This post will analyze social media and explain why it is a helpful tool for…