By Amanda Alfanos, Web Editor
One goal that Student Publications set this year was to increase our coverage. After sending out a campuswide survey last year during our redesign process, we hope to provide more content in an area our readers expressed particular interest in — opinion.
We recently linked three new blogs to MediaOCU.com, our online component. The blogs are:
– Rix Flix, written by Rikki George, mass communications freshman,
– The Positivity Bubble, managed by Mary Larsh, mass communications sophomore, and
Rix Flix includes a collection of movie-related blurbs from George, who coins herself an “avid lover of film.” Postings include memorable quotes like, “Here’s to looking at you, kid” from “Casablanca” and of course, movie reviews.
What I find most intriguing, being the nerd that I am, is that George regularly publishes Netflix statistics, which range from the top-watched movies in Africa to the New York Times’s Netflix instant watcher picks. Though I admit I haven’t heard of some of the films on the list, I plan to watch a few with my family the next time I’m home.
Larsh takes a different approach to her blog, which features all things chipper. She began the blog to carry out her New Year’s resolution of keeping positive.
“I think everybody can be more positive in their day-to-day life and that’s something I hope I can be,” she said. “I look for things that inspire me and others to be more positive.”
I couldn’t help but grin when I read Larsh’s latest post, “When you drop ice cream, grab a spoon.” It illustrates how little things, like dropping a fresh ice cream cone, shouldn’t ruin the rest of the day.
The First Acorn focuses on the creative process. Miles said she also aims for the blog itself to be a creative process.
“By discussing creativity, a process we all relate to, our similarities rather than our differences are emphasized,” she said.
I look forward to what Miles, who was given a gift of momentous writing, has in store. She even can get away with comparing her blog to a fish and wishing it would become a baboon. Not many people can do that.
I hope you feel as enlightened as I did after reading the blogs for the first time.
This column initially was published in the Feb. 23 edition of The Campus newspaper.