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

Starting Scripps with Experience

When I applied to the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, I photocopied all 18 of my “clips” from high school and sent them in along with my application and admissions essay. In the essay, I had written about the experience that gave me the chance to accumulate these clips: writing under the official title of … Continue reading

Flourishing in the OU Learning Communities!

Ringing in the New Year also means welcoming a brand new academic quarter for Ohio University students, since the residence halls across campus reopened their doors at noon on New Year’s Day and classes began the following Monday. Freshmen who participated in the Communication Residential Learning Community in James Hall returned to the same dorm … Continue reading

A crash course in Magazine Journalism

As a freshman magazine journalism major in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, I knew even before I arrived here that I aimed to involve myself in various campus publications. Backdrop is a student-run magazine that runs uncensored stories that strive to capture the essence of the college experience and features Ohio University as its … Continue reading

Meet Andrea!

Andrea Frazier: Publications, prestige, and relative perfection—these are the three P’s that lured me from my home in Pittsburgh to Ohio University, more specifically, to the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Online and print publications abound here, an enticing aspect for me as an aspiring magazine journalism major. During my junior and senior years of … Continue reading