• Welcome to the Scripps Freshmen blog!

    Hello everyone — We are the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism account for ImPRessions, a student-run public relations firm in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. On the Scripps account, our ultimate goal is to increase freshman applicants to the Journalism school and stimulate awareness of the school to not only future but current students as well. In addition to this blog, we are in the process of creating a Facebook page and revamping the Twitter page for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. For this blog, we selected six freshman — Andrea, Bri, Brooke, Jackie, Jake, and Leah — to follow throughout their first year in the Journalism school. We hope to show incoming freshman how many opportunities the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism has to offer. We know that freshman year is the time in which students decide what path in journalism they want to take, and we’re excited to find out which path our freshman choose!

If It’s Free, It’s for Me: Campus Entertainment for the College Wallet

If you’re like me and had a job in high school, you have experienced the bliss of having a decent amount of spending money. This bliss is in liquid form, and college is the straw. Before you know it, you’ll be doing cartwheels when you find a quarter and whiting out used paper so you … Continue reading

Academic Advising is a Must, Not a Maybe

Oh, the confusion of the quarters to semesters transition of 2012. Yes, right when you have finished your freshman year and think “Man, I’ve really got it all figured out,” BAM, they turn the tables on you. Yes, it is overwhelming to think that the structure of your school year along with all the criteria … Continue reading

Quarters to Semesters

Starting in 2012 Ohio University will be switching to semesters due to a state mandate soon-to-be put into place. The first thought that comes to mind when students think of the switch from quarters to semesters is very simple: what about winter intersession? Students use the six-week winter break as time for a job or … Continue reading

Let Your Compass Guide You

Spring Quarter is definitely one of the best quarters in Athens with the beautiful weather, the spectacular scenery and all of the exciting events that happen outdoors, such as the film festival and various music festivals in the area. Because of this, I decided to take less credit hours than last quarter- 16 as opposed … Continue reading

Outside organizations can help gain experience for your journalism major

Way back into September, actually the first week of school, all 5,000 freshmen attended the student organization fair on College Green. Overwhelming? Yes. What should I join and should I pick something that is not related to journalism? What would be the point? I ended up joining Student Senate and have found the work I … Continue reading

Thoughts about the Future and a Political Communications Certificate

Finishing off my first year at Ohio University, I have had quite a bit of time (although it doesn’t always seem that way) to think about all of the opportunities and options I have ahead. I may be just in my first year, but I have already started to think about the more distant future. … Continue reading

New York, New York

Over spring break, I had an amazing, unique opportunity…. I got to go to New York City! I went with Ed2010, the magazine club here on campus. We had been planning the trip almost all year and didn’t even think it would be a reality. Soon enough, 10 people decided to go and we had … Continue reading

My path to excellence

Hello, I’m the account executive of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism ImPRessions account. I’m currently finishing my junior year at Ohio University as a public relations major within the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. First and foremost, I am a student. I am also a dues-paying member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (which … Continue reading

Goodbye Scripps, You will be missed.

During high school, I had many ideas of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I decided I would let which ever college I went to decide my career path for me. I considered majoring in psychology at Pennsylvania State University, education at John Carroll University (because my mother had gotten her masters in school … Continue reading

Race to the Registrar

Timeliness may not be the key here, considering I have passed the point of scheduling classes until next year, but I thought giving the low-down on scheduling woes might provide some useful advice. Think back to high school. If your experience was anything like mine, your choices were pretty narrow when it came to choosing … Continue reading

Carr van anda solving my journalism sequence problem

Declaring a major for many students may seem like a big step in their college careers. However for me, and I am sure many other journalism students, declaring a sequence is something that keeps me up at night. Right now the  Scripps’ curriculum features six sequences: advertizing, broadcast news, public relations, magazine journalism, news writing/editing … Continue reading

Simplifying Scheduling

Freshmen orientation: it’s a barrage of information about university versus college requirements (what’s the difference?!), credit hours (how many do I need?), and individual course loads (how do I go about constructing MY ideal schedule?). It’s all a little overwhelming, not to mention more than a little confusing—at least initially. This is the beginning of … Continue reading