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Meet Taylor Christensen

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Jamison Burns

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 […]

Communication

How to Reduce Stress During Finals Week

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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 […]

Communication

Dear Young Me

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Advice to my Younger Self

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 […]

Communication

Dear nontraditional student,

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going back to college

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 […]

Careers

5 Reasons Why You Should Join Organizations in College

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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. […]

Communication

6 Ways to Rock Your Big Internship

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My experience “You’re the first intern I’ve ever hired from West Chester University. You better make them proud,” said Rich Kiss, executive producer at NBC10 Philadelphia and my boss this past summer. Imagine hearing those words and the pressure you feel to follow through. It can be daunting, and it can feel impossible. Or it […]

Communication

Coast to Coast

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hollywood sign

My Story “I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan.”  To most people this is nothing other than a line from a Miley Cyrus song, but to me it was my reality.  On August 19, 2015, I left my home in Pennsylvania to fly out to Los Angeles to attend […]