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The Great Debate: Free Speech v. Student Safety

Do college campuses have a greater responsibility to uphold freedom of speech or to protect the safety and well-being of their students? In 2015, a California Court of Appeal ruled that public colleges and universities “have no general legal obligation” to protect students from the criminal acts of other students (Helwick). However, the average person… Continue reading The Great Debate: Free Speech v. Student Safety

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Fatness Fiction: Talking Size-ism, Shopping and Identities

This week on Fatness Fiction's +Plus Size Magic Radio I joined Ellise Smith for #Episode52! We unpack what it means to adapt to office culture in regard to clothing, sexuality assumptions about bigger bodies, and the infamous topic of shopping. It was an honor for me to be a part of the work that Ellise is… Continue reading Fatness Fiction: Talking Size-ism, Shopping and Identities

Media Relations, pr writing

Mock Press Release

HIRONS ADDS TO DEVELOPMENT TEAM The following is a press release written as an assignment for Careers in Public Relations at IUPUI and is in no way affiliated with Hirons. INDIANAPOLIS, JAN. 23, 2019 - Public relations, marketing and digital agency Hirons has added a new member to their business development team. Spearheaded by Chief Operating Officer Deana Haworth, the Business Development department is responsible for procuring new clients and projects for the agency. Aiding that mission, Marissa Smith… Continue reading Mock Press Release

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Three things I’ve learned in the last three months

It's been three months since Chelsea proposed to me from a vista in Wisconsin (I still can't believe it!). So much has changed since that moment, when the two of us were crying on a cliff. We have both of us started our last semester of college and new jobs, among other things. What hasn't… Continue reading Three things I’ve learned in the last three months

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How can we reduce outcries of fake news?

“Fake news,” a scare tactic popularized by Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, has taken on a completely different meaning than what the phrase meant prior to that election cycle. A Monmouth University poll conducted in the spring of 2018 indicated that the majority of Americans do not believe fake news to be the… Continue reading How can we reduce outcries of fake news?