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

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

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

My Editing Experience

Similar to some of my fellow bloggers, I came to college with very little expeirence in the field of journalism. The was particularly the case with media and editing media. I knew that some bloggers such as Andrea had experience in high school (she wrote about it here https://scrippsfreshmen.wordpress.com/category/andrea/) and I too had taken a brief … Continue reading

Starting from Scratch

Winter quarter is in full swing and boy have I been busy! Taking 19 credit hours has definitely started to catch up to me. It’s really nice though, because I’ve been able to get ahead with all of my required journalism courses and get them completed early on in my college career. And as far … Continue reading

Schoonover center unites all five schools in the Scripps college under one roof.

In May of 2008 Ohio University President McDavis announced a $7.5 million donation from Scripps College alumnus, Steven Schoonover and his wife Barbara to go towards the building of the Schoonover Center for Communication. Scheduled to open in the spring semester of the 2012-1013 school year, the Schoonover Center will be home to the almost … Continue reading

“One of the best in the nation” Scripps is no high school

You’ve heard that the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is one of the best journalism schools in the nation (http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/academics/comm.cfm has more information) so what does this really mean? Other than building our egos, it means that Scripps has a rigorous course load. In high school, I was able to do the minimum amount of work … Continue reading

The Internship Search

Picture this: it’s the middle of your second quarter of college and, so far, you’ve done everything you can to get involved in school organizations. You ask yourself; what’s next? It’s time to get involved in something outside of school. I’m talking about internships, the goal of countless college students. My search has turned out to … 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