Lindsey Zimmerman

Virtual intern, College Tourist | Communications assistant, OU Center for International Studies

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Updated as of 8/5/2014

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5 PR lessons from 5 writers

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.

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A few of my favorite things...

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...

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4 reasons why I will always love Chicago

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.

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One Year

I spent my 19th birthday in a way that I wouldn't want anyone, anywhere, at any age to have to spend a birthday.

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5 lessons I've learned from my mom

In my almost 20 years on earth, I've had the pleasure of knowing and being inspired by many amazing women in my life.

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Networking, Southern Style

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Charlotte, NC for a networking trip with Scripps PRSSA.

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Making the Most of a "Staycation"

Last week, as dozens of my classmates packed their bags and jetted off to Florida, Mexico and Panama, I stayed put in Westerville, Ohio.

College Tourist

The College Tourist
How To Pack for an Italian Weekend Adventure

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.

The College Tourist
A Reunited Germany, 25 Years Later

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.

The College Tourist
Friendships Without Borders

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.

PRSSA & ImPRessions

Ohio University ImPRessions
The different Faces of Celebrity PR

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

Ohio University Office of Education Abroad
The Dos and Don'ts of Weekend Travel: How to Make the Most of Every Trip

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.

Ohio University ImPRessions
Study Abroad Tips for a First-Timer

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.

An American in Leipzig
A City (formerly) Divided

Most people, when they think of the wall that divided Germany's capital city from 1961 until 1989, may not give it much thought.

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Collaborating Across Cultures

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.

An American in Leipzig
The American Invasion

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.

An American in Leipzig
Week 2 Musings

Leipzig is starting to feel like a home-away-from-home for a lot of us.

The New Political
Ed FitzGerald to possibly replace Gov. Strickland

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.

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Italian Adventures

Ever spontaneously booked an international flight the day before you planned to go? I did.

The New Political
Human trafficking hits home for Ohioans

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.

The New Political
Uncertainty over spending causes fear on state, national levels

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 New Political

The New Political
Debate heats up over Kasich's Medicaid Plan

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.

The New Political
Immigrants' Effect on Ohio, U.S.

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 New Political
Art education remains controversial despite benefits

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.

The New Political
New Legislation Passed to Protect Infrastructure, Prevent Scrap Metal Theft

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 New Political
Sequester Will Severely Cut into Ohio Education Funding

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.

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For LGBT community, marriage equality is only the beginning

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.