I Decided To Rush Later Than The Rest, And That's Okay

I Decided To Rush Later Than The Rest, And That's Okay

Is it ever too late to have fun experiences?
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Exactly one year ago, I was put in the same position. Should I rush? This time, I chose to go for it.

As a sophomore, my mindset and life have changed tremendously. You might be thinking, "How much can someone change in one year?" Last year, I would have been thinking the same thing. However, each and every semester at college has changed me and pushed me to evolve further as an individual.

In one word, freshman year was thrilling. Everything was new and exciting. Every day was a new adventure waiting to be found. However, as sophomore year came around, everything became a routine. The exciting life at school quickly phased into an ordinary pattern that almost felt boring. Last semester, there wasn't anything profoundly exhilarating or intriguing.

I had fallen on a schedule and I wished for a new change.

I do not regret rushing late. Actually, I am glad. Last year, I didn't want to rush and fall into a group without actually finding myself. I wanted to be independent and needed more time to grow alone. Now, I can surely say that I am confident in who I am.

I know I won't be pulled into new things that will change or question my values. I want to rush to find more friends and fresh experiences. Once the first year passes, it is harder to meet people and find different niches to explore.

One of my first articles was why I was against rushing. I didn't like the idea of binding myself down to something when I finally could taste the freedom I yearned for so long. Now, I don't see it as locking myself down to something. I see it as another chapter in my life to keep changing and growing.

I am ready for something new, and I sure am pumped for what next semester will bring.

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What Where You Study Says About You, As A College Student AND A Person

Are you more of a quad studier or a hipster coffee joint kinda gal?
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Coming into college, you were probably given the advice "make sure you find a good place to study early on." So what does where you study say about your personality?

1. The Library

You're either boring, traditional or you get unfocused super easily and you need dead silence to study. Do what you gotta do.

2. Starbucks

If you study at Starbucks you probably like to study in a social environment. Maybe you're in a major that has a ton of group projects or maybe you'd rather just be surrounded by your friends and sipping on a vanilla chai latte while you make note cards.

3. The Local Coffee Shop

If you study at a local coffee shop, it's because your entire lifestyle is fueled by caffeine and caffeine alone. Oh, and maybe because you like high-waters and wide-brimmed hats, you hipster.

4. The Quad

If you study on the Quad, you're probably not very easily distracted by cute dogs or cute boys. You're probably also pretty outdoorsy and you hate it to be locked up in the library with such beautiful weather.

5. Your Church Student Center

You study here for one of two reasons. 1) all of your friends from church study here and you want to talk to them while you study 2) you want to be able to easily slip off into the church to pray for your GPA when you're feeling stressed.

6. Your Room

Major kudos to people who study in their room. I don't see how you aren't distracted by your bed that isn't made, or your closet that needs to be organized, or your photo album from high school or literally anything in your room but if you can manage to study in your room without getting distracted then you keep doing you.

7. Your Sorority/Fraternity House

If you study in your sorority or fraternity house it's more than likely because you either need study hours every week and can only log them in the house, or because you're feeling homesick and studying on the couch, in your pajamas while talking to your house mom feels reminiscent of high school.

8. A Combination

If you're anything like me you've studied in all seven of these places and it really just depends on the day of the week, the class you're studying for and your mood. I can shut myself away in the library for hours and get everything done that I need to accomplish, but sometimes I would rather sunbathe on the quad, or get a shot of espresso and coffee cake at Monarch while I'm grinding away at my textbook.

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13 Thoughts Broadcast Journalism Majors Have When Piecing Together Their First News Story

Quiet on the set.

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So you've decided that you want to be a Broadcast Journalist?

Many different thoughts go through you're while trying to first off figure out what story you want to pursue. After that, it's just a matter of getting everything that is needed for it and then putting it together.

For all clarity and purposes, I have already turned in my first news story, however as I was completing it, some (if not all) of these thoughts (or a variation of them) came across my mind at some point during the process.

1. Ok, so what are the important parts to my story?

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And how do I convey those things to my viewers?

2. What b-roll should I get?

B-roll is supplemental or alternative footage intercut with the main shot.

3. Do I have all the interviews I need?

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Who are the essential figures in this story?

4. What's my angle? How do I stick to it?

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Who do I need to interview for it?

5. What questions should I ask in my interview?

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And more importantly, What type of questions will get me the answers I want?

6. What are the important facts?

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Should they all be included?

7. Do my voice overs cover everything that my interviews don't?

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What else is needed for this story?

8. Agh, my video is over the 1 minute and 30 seconds allowed time.

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Do I reduce it or do I leave it as is? I guess it depends on how much its over.

9. How should I say my tageline at the end of the video?

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The tagline is when the reporter says their name and their station affiliation at the end of their story.

10. Should I include a standup? Where should it be?

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What do I want to say?

11. Should I include a graphic?

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Is there something that can be said in a list form that the viewers need to see? Is it symptoms of a disease? Event details?

12. How do I make my interviews connect with my voice overs?

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Does what I am saying make sense?

13. What does my script need to look like?

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Should I add a NAT pop here? What SOT (Sound on Tape) do I want to use?

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