Some Girls Just Freak Me Out: PR in Pop Punk

My early teens were peppered by three things: thick eyeliner, bubblegum pink doc martens, and pop punk music. I have distinct memories of thinking I was SO COOL because I was listening to Fall Out Boy and other people were not. I liked screaming “She likes to fight and make up! She likes to be…

The Edible PR Professional

I’m a fan of Margaret Atwood – I like feminist fiction, and I REALLY love the idea of reading novels that other people haven’t heard of. So, naturally, once The Handmaid’s Tale shot to the top of the Amazon charts following some very well-informed concerns about the parallels of our current administration and the one…

Why Not Getting The Job Is Okay

I’m sitting on a train home from an internship interview – for something that I was incredibly interested in, at that. Paid, over the summer, right off a Link stop. Ideal. I’d prepped my portfolio, wore my favorite floral patterned pants and planned my day to have the interview in Seattle. The place was even…

Q&A With Peyton Lee: Fellow PR Student with a Massive Blog Following

As a PR major, I’ve learned something – we’re all a little bit linked. Whenever finding out someone else is in your niche field, it’s a cool connection. I’m not really a Tumblr user following my “Edgy Teen” ™ days, but I still check the website occasionally, and realized that a user, who I became…

Zelda Fitzgerald & Overlooked Crises

The roaring 20’s gets characterized as glitz, opulence and speakeasies, which isn’t a huge stretch. It’s easy to take the era immediately leading up to the great depression as one of opulence – and the characters that are in play during the 1920’s are typically shown to be people like Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F….

Romantically an Infographic

People who complain about Valentine’s Day are people I don’t really get – there’s chocolate, happy people, and it doesn’t need to focus really on romantic love. It’s aimed towards of the love of all, which is why I fancy myself a fan of the holiday. So, when assigned to work on an infographic about…

Oroville & Sexy Infrastructure

The thing about infrastructure is that it’s not the sexiest thing to be investing in – so it’s been pushed back in budgeting in the US, almost universally. While both presidential candidates in the 2016 election stressed increased spending on infrastructure, it seems to be too late, too soon. The Oroville Dam Crisis is the…

The Hats We Wear

There’s a shelf by my bed where I keep my hats – an Eddie Bauer cap I took from the lost and found on the last day of my high school job, a blush suede baseball hat from a boutique in the Tri-Cities, a teal women’s’ San Jose Sharks one that I got for Christmas,…

Dippin’ Dots in Spicer Flavor

Sean Spicer has a lot going against him – the lowest approval rating for an incoming president in US history, a women’s march specifically aimed against the policies of his employer, the catchphrase ‘alternative facts’, having to deal with a tweeting machine of the presidency, protests over executive orders, ACLU challenges, the public firing of…

A Little Less Beach Trip; A Little More Block Party.

Memories of when my family and I visited Mazatlan are peppered by recollections of my parents and other tourists having lime wedges inside the iconic, clear glass bottles of Corona.  When Americans think “Mexican Beer” they think of the iconic Corona commercials of people sitting on a white sandy beach and the sound of waves…

Trumped Media

As a Public Relations student, I am taught to understand that bias isn’t a bad thing. It’s not. I’ll admit it, a web source I enjoy reading is written from a left-leaning feminist perspective, and ultimately, has a goal other than straight news. However, I also read objective, AP-approved news to augment my understanding of…