Student Spotlight: Aysia Smith

By: Trekeldra Stinson Aysia Smith is an APSU student known for her former title of Miss Black and Gold. Her title allowed her to grow as an individual and professionally. As Miss Black and Gold she hosted and coordinated many events on campus, which were usually focused on her passion for mental health. Aysia Smith…

Student Spotlight: Carder Henry

By: Luke Crutchfield Carder Henry has a passion for taking pictures and making videos. Her longtime passion has led her to thinking of it as a career. It all began for her one Christmas when she was 12 years old. “I opened up my present and saw a camera. I almost lost it,” Henry said….

Student Spotlight: Alyssa Messina

By: Anna Claire Black Journalist, blogger, or radio show producer are all jobs that Alyssa Messina, a 20-year-old at Austin Peay State University who loves fashion and writing, would like to pursue one day. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Messina would love to start up her own radio show in her hometown that deals…

Pop Culture and Public Relations

Written by: Eden Cohen Why does Popular Culture matter to the Public Relations specialist? In a never-ending world of memes, YouTube famous people, and our favorite Twitter posters does any of this matter to our future careers? Well, yes actually. Pop Culture is the “in” a brand might be looking for. How can you make…

Importance of Internships

Written by: Erica Gettis, APSU Communication Student       Beginning an internship can be intimidating—especially if you’ve never completed one before. It’s difficult to imagine spending hours at an internship while working a part time/full time job, taking other classes and enjoying life. Completing an internship has a great amount of benefits that a…

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….