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Meet Aimee Padley

Meet Aimee Aimee Padley is a sophomore from Springfield, Pennsylvania in Delaware County. She recently changed her major to the new Media & Culture major and has a minor in Spanish. She switched to the Media & Culture major from the Communications Studies major because of its specific focus on public relations and social media.…

Meet Katie Reilly #Facesofcom

Meet Katie Br Nikki Fiallo Katie Reilly is a sophomore here at West Chester University majoring in Media and Culture. Although she attends school in Pennsylvania she is originally from Freehold, New Jersey. Katie chose the Media and Culture minor because she is a social and can make relationships with others. She believes this will…

Meet Taylor Christensen

About Taylor Taylor is a senior student here at West Chester University. Taylor was born on March 4, 1997 in north New Jersey. This is where he grew up with his parents and his lone brother, Grayson. Taylor picked up playing football in his adolescence when he began to play in second grade. Taylor played…

#Facesofcom

Meet Aimee Padley

Meet Aimee Aimee Padley is a sophomore from Springfield, Pennsylvania in Delaware County. She recently changed her major to the new Media & Culture major and has a minor in Spanish. She switched to the Media & Culture major from the Communications Studies major because of its specific focus on public relations and social media.…

Meet Katie Reilly #Facesofcom

Meet Katie Br Nikki Fiallo Katie Reilly is a sophomore here at West Chester University majoring in Media and Culture. Although she attends school in Pennsylvania she is originally from Freehold, New Jersey. Katie chose the Media and Culture minor because she is a social and can make relationships with others. She believes this will…

Meet Taylor Christensen

About Taylor Taylor is a senior student here at West Chester University. Taylor was born on March 4, 1997 in north New Jersey. This is where he grew up with his parents and his lone brother, Grayson. Taylor picked up playing football in his adolescence when he began to play in second grade. Taylor played…

Meet Tyler Gillen

Meet Tyler   Tyler Gillen is a senior here at West Chester University. He is a media major with a minor in media and culture. Tyler was born in Langhorne, PA with his mom, dad, and older brother. He graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2014. His future career plans include working in Sports Media and Broadcasting Industry…

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

Meet Taylor Christensen

About Taylor Taylor is a senior student here at West Chester University. Taylor was born on March 4, 1997 in north New Jersey. This is where he grew up with his parents and his lone brother, Grayson. Taylor picked up playing football in his adolescence when he began to play in second grade. Taylor played…

How to Reduce Stress During Finals Week

Finals week, an “absolutely horrendous week where you and your friends hole up in the library to make up for the ridiculous amount of slackin’ you’ve ever done over the course of the semester,” says Urban Dictionary. It’s a week when students are running on no sleep and caffeine to keep them somewhat functional. During…

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…

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

Mental Health and the Help Provided by West Chester University

College can be rough! According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 80% of college students feel overwhelmed by school and 45% feel hopeless. These are early signs of depression. College can be very stressful for students. There’s a lot of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt that effects some students. School work doesn’t help and a…

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…