A Story With Legs: Where Does the White House Go Next?

President Trump’s first trip overseas as commander-in-chief went well by most measures. However, that didn’t change the tone here at home where news broke that Jared Kushner, Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser, had allegedly met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. His conversations may have eluded to a communication channel being built between the two countries….

The Root of the Election and FBI Crisis? Maybe Anthony Weiner.

It appears as though one portion of the Hillary Clinton email scandal may be coming to a close. A lot of news coverage this week has been dedicated to the FBI, James Comey, Russia and more. But if you want to fully understand our election, the Hillary Clinton scandal, and what’s transpiring in The White…

Together We’ll Make Mistakes: The Wells Fargo Story

I’ve spent the last ten weeks studying Wells Fargo for my Public Relations management class. And I’ve got to tell you, I’m not a fan. For those of you who don’t know, last year Wells Fargo was engrained in a scandal that rocked them to their core. Certain employees were opening unauthorized accounts to allow…

East Coast Culture Shock

You don’t have to travel outside of the United States to get culture shock. I got it just last week on a trip to NYC. As a California native, and as someone who has spent the last few years of my life in Washington state, I’m used to a rather laid-back, polite, easy-going lifestyle. And…

I won. Why am I disappointed?

I won a national award. I beat out 1700 other college radio stations for the title of best political coverage. And it’s cool, but still I’m frustrated. And somehow I’m still disappointed. Last week I was in New York City for a conference called the IBS Conference, otherwise known as the Intercollegiate Broadcast System. And…

The State of Liberty

Everybody seems to want to leave. California is talking about seceding from the Union. Part of Colorado wants to become its own state. And now Washington might split in two. Yup, if some lawmakers get their way, everything east of the Cascades may soon be the State of Liberty. I’m not kidding. And all regulations,…

Losing History: Where Are We Without the Arts?

I’ve long been a fan of art, history, culture, and periods of the past. And if I’m being totally honest, I get much more satisfaction enjoying things from long before my time than anything that I see around me now. Even though I know this isn’t exactly the norm. When I was home for winter…

We all get 24 Hours: Are you using yours?

What do you do with your 24 hours that you have in a day? Does it have purpose or are you wasting it? For the first few years of my college career I couldn’t have been any lazier. I skated by, planning my future but never building towards it. I wanted to be in radio,…