These are a few of my favourite things

Hello, dear readers. Wow, has it been a long time since my last blog post! Things have become quite hectic in the world of third-year-almost-finished-her-undergraduate-degree Caitlyn. If you have seen me in your travels over the past several weeks, chances are that I had a large cup of coffee glued to my hand and was muttering something about journalism and the news. I have also … Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things

Staying active online and creating a strong presence for yourself on social media

Hello again, dear readers. To finish off my short series on tips and advice for University students, I’ve decided to dedicate this blog post to something that impacts our lives on a day-to-day basis. Each and every one of us will have had some experience with social networking sites (SNS). There is no denying that as technology progresses, SNS are reshaping the way that we interact with each … Continue reading Staying active online and creating a strong presence for yourself on social media

Taking care of yourself mentally while studying

  Hello again, dear followers. With University orientation just around the corner, it seemed appropriate that I continue on from my previous blog post with some additional advice for those commencing/returning to tertiary studies in 2017. My last entry focussed heavily on tips for surviving the transition to University, including helpful orientation advice. Now, I’d like to talk about something equally as important and that many … Continue reading Taking care of yourself mentally while studying

Things I wish I knew (and was too afraid to ask) before starting University and moving out of home

It was a Wednesday morning when my family helped me pack up my belongings and load them into the car. I vividly recall seeing the town I had grown up in for nineteen years disappear in the rearview mirror. It was bittersweet. Unlike many of my high school cohort, I took a gap year between finishing year twelve and beginning University. The prospect of a year without … Continue reading Things I wish I knew (and was too afraid to ask) before starting University and moving out of home

The Divided States of America

What a week it has been. Wow. Yikes. Like most of the world, I’ve been struggling to put my thoughts into words and then put those words into proper sentences that don’t involve me bashing my fist against my keyboard. I’ve even tried to remain impartial- something I’m not quite sure I can do anymore when it comes to reporting on America’s political system. It’s just … Continue reading The Divided States of America

The race to the White House and why I’m so obsessed with U.S. Politics

It was well over 18-months ago now when I first found myself sitting in my journalism tutorial, refreshing the NBC News homepage for the announcement of whether former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be running in the 2016 American Election. I recall having to suppress a squeal of excitement when the news came through that Clinton would be taking another run for President … Continue reading The race to the White House and why I’m so obsessed with U.S. Politics