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Meet Vanessa Shum #Facesofcom

Meet Vanessa  Vanessa is a junior Communication and Media major with an MDC minor here at West Chester University. Her original intentions were for teaching because it was the best fitting teaching program. After spending 2 years as a teacher’s assistant for preschoolers, Vanessa wanted to make a change in career paths. She looked towards…

Dear Young Me

Dear Young Me, You have some rough years ahead of you, you’re going to experience things you will know that no one should ever have to experience. While some things will lead to a longer, hard recovery, please remember each of these things will change your path and lead you right where you need to…

Reasons Why Traveling Solo As A Woman is OK!

Please! Tell Me More About How Women Shouldn’t Travel Solo! “But sweety, India is filthy. It’s not safe for woman to go there. You don’t want to go solo” Well, for starters, don’t call me sweetie. Thank you for your concern Mr. Bar Regular, but I will be just fine. I do want to go…

Meet Alyssa Innaurato #Facesofcom

About Alyssa   Alyssa Innaurato is an empathetic and kind hearted Media and Culture student from Media, PA. Alyssa chose this major because she wants to go into the Public Relations and Social Media Marketing field. Last summer, she took a social media marketing class and fell in love with the industry. She loves that the…

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Meet Vanessa Shum #Facesofcom

Meet Vanessa  Vanessa is a junior Communication and Media major with an MDC minor here at West Chester University. Her original intentions were for teaching because it was the best fitting teaching program. After spending 2 years as a teacher’s assistant for preschoolers, Vanessa wanted to make a change in career paths. She looked towards…

Meet Alyssa Innaurato #Facesofcom

About Alyssa   Alyssa Innaurato is an empathetic and kind hearted Media and Culture student from Media, PA. Alyssa chose this major because she wants to go into the Public Relations and Social Media Marketing field. Last summer, she took a social media marketing class and fell in love with the industry. She loves that the…

Meet Rachel Goldsborough #FacesofCom

Meet Rachel Rachel Goldsborough grew up in West Chester Pa with her two parents and older sister. Rachel grew up in West Chester and characterizes the town as small but with plenty to do. When Rachel was younger she always loved going to the town’s Christmas and Halloween parades every year. Rachel and her mom…

Meet Kelsey Quinlan #FacesofCom

 Meet Kelsey  Kelsey is a Junior here at West Chester University majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Media and Culture. She was born in Manalapan, New Jersey. Kelsey is the youngest in her family and grew up with an older brother and sister.  Growing up in Kelsey’s hometown was one for the books. She lived…

Life

Reasons Why Traveling Solo As A Woman is OK!

Please! Tell Me More About How Women Shouldn’t Travel Solo! “But sweety, India is filthy. It’s not safe for woman to go there. You don’t want to go solo” Well, for starters, don’t call me sweetie. Thank you for your concern Mr. Bar Regular, but I will be just fine. I do want to go…

A Guide to Eliminating College Stress: How to Have Fun & Stay Sane

We’ve all been there.  It’s 11:30 on a Tuesday and you are on your third Starbucks iced latte.  The assignment that you definitely should have started two weeks ago looms before you.  Also before you: a blank word document with nothing except an APA header.  College stress has arrived and reared its ugly head.  In…

Coming Out in College

When high-schoolers think of coming to college, they think of getting a chance to have a fresh start. They might just want a change or they may just be excited to meet new people. For some students, though, having a fresh start means finally getting the opportunity to be themselves. Goodbye, High School Let’s face…

Careers

Guide to Being a Concert Photographer

The Tools Needed to be a Concert Photographer As you walk through the corridors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Center in Cleveland Ohio, you can’t help but notice photos of concert’s on the walls. Underneath the pictures are metal plaques that give credit to the Photographer.  You’re name can be under those…

6 Reasons You Should be a Waiter/Waitress in College

A Day in The Life: Here I go again heading into work on another Saturday night. It’s never fun knowing all of my college friends are enjoying their night out on the town or just relaxing.  I walk in the restaurant to tie my apron while saying my usual “hellos” to everyone working. Come to…

5 Reasons Why You Should Join Organizations in College

All throughout college I have attended classes faithfully, paying attention to lectures and completing assignments. Who doesn’t want a high GPA? I noticed that I was achieving stellar grades, but I wasn’t really learning. My friends and I decided to start a club called the  National Association of Black Journalists. Immediately, I noticed a change.…

Why I Chose a Second Bachelor’s Instead of a Master’s

You know the feeling you got as a child when you were at the supermarket and could not find your mom? You felt lost. Well, that’s how I felt when I graduated back in 2016 with a degree in Theatre. Believe it when they say, “life after college is not as easy as you think”…

Communication

Dear Young Me

Dear Young Me, You have some rough years ahead of you, you’re going to experience things you will know that no one should ever have to experience. While some things will lead to a longer, hard recovery, please remember each of these things will change your path and lead you right where you need to…

Reasons Why Traveling Solo As A Woman is OK!

Please! Tell Me More About How Women Shouldn’t Travel Solo! “But sweety, India is filthy. It’s not safe for woman to go there. You don’t want to go solo” Well, for starters, don’t call me sweetie. Thank you for your concern Mr. Bar Regular, but I will be just fine. I do want to go…

Dear nontraditional student,

You’re not alone, did you know that? I thought you might need to be reminded of that as you embark on an amazing journey of going back to college. My name is Audrey and I am a Communication Studies major. I’m 25. I’m married. I’m a commuter. I go to school full time and work…

6 Ways to Make your College Apartment Feel like Home

Moving from a fully furnished home filled with family members you love to a creepy old apartment may be intimidating. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be a professional interior designer to accomplish a Pinterest worthy apartment. Take it one step at a time and most importantly, have fun with it.…

Food

5 Tips of Eating at Lawrence Dining Hall

You walk into a large buffet sized dining area overwhelmed with all of the food that you see. As you walk through the main room of the buffet you see an elegant fruit display. Alongside the fruit, there are yogurts with granola on the side. As you keep walking you hear the sizzle of burgers…

6 Tips on How to Stay Healthy in College

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! It’s 7 a.m. —your alarm goes off, you roll over and hit snooze. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! It’s 7:15 a.m.—your alarm goes off again, you hit snooze….. It’s 7:45 a.m. and you wake up in panic because your 8 a.m. class is across campus; there is no way you are going to make…

Daily Food and Drink Specials Across West Chester, PA

No time to cook? For many college students, the price of groceries and the time and/or ability to cook a homemade meal can be very difficult and expensive. West Chester’s quaint city atmosphere boasts many delicious restaurants with a wide variety of tastes and price ranges. For the struggling college student, here are some cheap…

Health

Children, Parents, Coaches!

Children, Parents, Coaches! Author: Sean Guyre Many parents and children have to deal with coaches that do not have the same philosophical beliefs as they do. This is especially important to recognize when your children are in the transitional years. Ages 8 and 14 are crucial to learning the fundamentals of a sport. Children go…

6 Tips on How to Stay Healthy in College

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! It’s 7 a.m. —your alarm goes off, you roll over and hit snooze. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! It’s 7:15 a.m.—your alarm goes off again, you hit snooze….. It’s 7:45 a.m. and you wake up in panic because your 8 a.m. class is across campus; there is no way you are going to make…

How I’ve Dealt With Anxiety In College

My story  There are people everywhere. Some are chatting with one another, others are with their families, but everyone is here for the same reason. We’re all here for the beginning of this next chapter of our lives.  Walking into my new dorm, the smell of cleaning product hit me like a wall. How could…

7 Small Steps With A Large Impact

The Issue The leading climate scientists in the world recently sent shock waves worldwide about seemingly doomed news of the effects of climate change. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), made an announcement on Monday, October 8th that we have only 12 years to keep the world below 1.5° Celsius, with even more…