This past week, I was just wrapping up a meeting for my ImPRessions account when one of my associates approached me with a simple yet difficult question.
Usually it goes something like this: I'll mention that I'm a senior and/or graduating in May.
Despite what you may hear, little reasons to smile are all around you"If it bleeds, it leads."Just about every journalist has heard that phrase at some point, and unfortunately, it couldn't be more true. If you're wondering why most of the stories you see in the news are so depressing, remember that the media is...
If you can read this post, consider yourself lucky.
The six-hour drive from where I live (at least seven with traffic) is worth it every single time, and I've made too many memories there to count.
I spent my 19th birthday in a way that I wouldn't want anyone, anywhere, at any age to have to spend a birthday.
Act like an intern, work like a boss
In my almost 20 years on earth, I've had the pleasure of knowing and being inspired by many amazing women in my life.
If you're anything like me, chances are you're busting your butt getting ready for finals this week (or will be doing so soon).
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Charlotte, NC for a networking trip with Scripps PRSSA.
Last week, as dozens of my classmates packed their bags and jetted off to Florida, Mexico and Panama, I stayed put in Westerville, Ohio.
As expected, countless people were looking for last-minute love this Valentine's day.
The Nelsonville McDonalds was filled with all its usual characters.
Okay, I'll admit it. I'm one of those people...I only watched the Super Bowl for the commercials (and Bruno Mars at halftime).
From the idyllic rolling hills of Tuscany to the picturesque colorful landscape of Cinque Terre, beauty and history can be found in every corner of the boot-shaped peninsula.
Welcome to 2015: a brand new year filled with 365 days for potential new adventures.
One of the most interesting parts of spending time abroad is experiencing familiar situations in extremely different ways.
You might not think of a traffic crossing signal as a beloved cultural icon, but that's just what East Germany's Ampelmännchen have become.
Whether or not you're actively looking for a job or internship, the networking process never really stops.
It's that time of year again: all the stress of the semester is starting to take its toll on students around the world.
My study abroad trip to Leipzig, Germany in 2013 wouldn't have been possible without an international partnership that was 20 years in the making.
This tiny college town is packed with good eats for foodies.
Here in the U.S., "people have a very positive attitude about making things happen."
Every family has a story - what's yours?
Where will your next adventure take you?
Saying goodbye to Leipzig was hard. Actually coming home was even harder.
Quick question: where is your smartphone right now?
From Bach to the fall of the Berlin Wall
PRSSA & ImPRessions
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Like many teenagers trying to earn a little money, I spent quite a bit of time waiting tables.
Any PRSSA guest speaker or industry professional will tell you that good writing skills are absolutely crucial if you want to get ahead in PR.
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Good news for everyone suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust: it's easier now to see the world than ever before.
The Tale of Two Internships
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From the subtle to the scandalous, each superstar and their publicity team decide how they want to be perceived in the public eye.
Study abroad: Leipzig, Germany 2013
My decision to go to Italy for my first weekend trip in Europe was made rather spontaneously. On a Thursday afternoon, the four of us who planned on going spent three hours at Starbucks after class reserving hostels and booking flights to Pisa - for the next day.
This summer, I had the opportunity of a lifetime studying abroad with the Scripps College of Communication in the historic city of Leipzig, Germany. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but it wasn't without its challenges.
Most people, when they think of the wall that divided Germany's capital city from 1961 until 1989, may not give it much thought.
My family tree has come full-circle.
I am an American. Up until about a week and a half ago, that simple statement was never really at the front of my mind.
Not very many college students - especially those who have only just finished their first year - have the opportunity to gain professional experience in their field overseas before they graduate.
Despite having grown up fifteen minutes away from the Columbus Crew soccer stadium, I've never once been to a game.
I got my first taste of culture shock on this trip before I'd even left the United States.
Today was the moment of truth. After weeks of hard work on our broadcasting projects, all of us - American and German students alike - gathered at the Mephisto 97.6 studios this morning to listen to the show we'd created together.
The United States and the former German Democratic Republic shared one surprising common factor during the Cold War.
Leipzig is starting to feel like a home-away-from-home for a lot of us.
The Leipzig city wall that was built in 1551 now serves as a popular nightclub and bar that has around 300,000 guests visit annually.
After former governor Ted Strickland announced Tuesday that he would not seek election in the 2014 gubernatorial race, attention on the left side of the political spectrum has shifted to a man whose name is largely unknown outside the Cleveland area: Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald.
Ever spontaneously booked an international flight the day before you planned to go? I did.
A young woman, lured from Chillicothe to Columbus after being told she would get to spend the evening partying, was kidnapped, raped and forced to work in prostitution for several months.
Now that the chaos of election season is over and a new crop of elected officials has taken office, focus is shifting toward the actual issues at hand. One of the most important issues, for both the state and the nation, is the question of spending – how much should we spend, and on what.
The Internet is hard to come by here.
The New Political
Organizations that serve Ohio’s elderly population are standing strong in the face of sequestration.
Ohio may soon have its own version of the law that made Florida’s George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin household names this summer.
In the wake of growing environmental concerns and tragedies such as the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama urged Congress to take action against climate change and gun violence in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Nearly a year after the first casino in the state of Ohio opened its doors, financial issues have come into play for just about everyone involved in these operations.
Ohio Governor John Kasich’s controversial decision to support expanded Medicaid coverage has been widely publicized, but as House Republicans prepare to debate his proposal this week, the issue is gaining even more attention in the state legislature.
In the aftermath of the deadly blaze that took over 200 lives at the Kiss Nightclub in Brazil on Jan. 27, fire safety in clubs, bars and other similar establishments has become a recent topic of interest worldwide.
A good three years have passed since the unique ideology of the Tea Party took politics by storm.
America has long been hailed as “the land of opportunity.” For some, this phrase may conjure up images of a picturesque suburban house, surrounded by a white picket fence, with expensive cars parked in the driveway and occupied by a smiling upper-middle-class family – all the components of the so-called “American dream.”
The Cleveland suburb of Chardon was changed forever on the morning of Feb. 27, 2012, when a student brought a gun to the local high school and opened fire in the cafeteria.
With sequester cuts to education likely to take effect later this year, funding for arts education programs remains controversial, causing one organization to take matters into its own hands.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s new budget includes some potentially big changes for homeowners, and Democrats in the state legislature aren’t too happy.
Railroad ties, street signs and highway guard rails – upon glancing at this brief list, it might not appear that these items have very much in common. Lately, however, thieves have found a common link between these things and more like them: they can all be stolen and sold as valuable scrap metal.
The much talked about sequester – the national government’s plan to cut spending across the board and save up to $1.2 trillion over ten years – will undoubtedly affect many different aspects of public life. However, budget cuts to one area in particular remain especially controversial.
Same-sex couples in Ohio may have reason to celebrate next November if the organization commonly known as Freedom to Marry Ohio succeeds on their current mission.
New and proposed laws on the state and national levels may soon have an effect on the way Ohioans communicate.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on the two same-sex marriage cases they heard last week could make history. However, for the LGBT community, the legalization of same-sex marriage will just be one step in a long journey toward full equality.
Drivers headed from Columbus to Athens along Rt. 33 will soon have several minutes shaved off their commute time once the Nelsonville bypass, scheduled for completion later this month, opens up.
Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant manager, was waiting along Boylston Street in downtown Boston with her best friend on Monday afternoon.