The Bloggers

Brittany

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I am a Senior at Duquesne, majoring in Journalism and English. My hobbies include running, cycling, and reading, although school always seemes to get in the way! I am also a staff writer for the Duquesne Duke. After my time at Duquesne, I plan to get a Master’s degree in Education and eventaully teach secondary English and Journalism. I hope to share some ofmy college experiences with you to help make your years on the Bluff as enjoyable as mine have been!

Alyssa

Alyssa

I can’t try to argue that I’m very cultured. Thus far, I have only lived in Caldwell, New Jersey, a very cliquey suburb of New York City. However, ironically enough, understanding and exploring cultures is one of the most important things to me. Involvement, even if it has only been in my small community, has instilled this value of culture in me. My work through Key Club has landed me at several cancer walks, my involvement in Youth Group has exposed me to food banks and soup kitchens, and my mission trips to Mississippi and Louisiana has given me an insight to southern society.
I’ve tried to get myself involved in everything Caldwell has to offer, from library book clubs to writing a column for an Eating Disorder website to art classes to chairing two blood drives for the Blood Center of New Jersey. I hope to do the same in Pittsburgh, but I must admit I expect more from this beautiful Steel City than Caldwell.
I realize I’ve spoke mostly about things that I have done, instead of things about myself, yet I believe everything I have participated in has shaped me as a daughter, student, and person.

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“With a double major in Journalism and Public Relations/Advertising, I hope to learn as much as I can from the amazing professors in the JMA department so I’m prepared to use my writing and planning skills in the real world.  I love communicating with people from all over the world, so writing and traveling have always been huge interests of mine. When I’m not busy with school, I like being outdoors, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy photography, music, and exploring all that the city of Pittsburgh has to offer. I now know I’ve chosen the perfect university to further my skills and spend four incredibly memorable years of my life, so my goal with this blog is to help others understand as much as they can about life as a student of the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. Ultimately, I want readers of my posts to learn more about events going on around campus and understand my own perspectives on life here so they might feel more informed and connected to Duquesne.”

Matt

Matt

“I’m a junior broadcast economics and journalism major.  I’m from the Philadelphia area and love my Eagles/Phils/Flyers/Sixers, but while I’m not a Black and Gold fan, I’ve learned to forgive the city of Pittsburgh…kidding!  I write a regular column for the Duquesne Duke newspaper, host a weekly radio show on Duquesne Student Radio (WDSR), and broadcast Dukes’ men’s ice hockey games.  I enjoy the location of Duquesne—the school’s campus itself has a “collegetown” type atmosphere, but you’re still just a short walk or bus ride away from Oakland, South Side (my current area of residence), downtown, or any other area of the city.  I love writing, talking, sports, politics, music, and just hanging out, and I have a habit of expressing my opinion a lot…that all said, hope you enjoy our blog, and I hope our posts will give you a better idea of what Duquesne can offer you aside from just the academics.”


Read Matt’s weekly column in the Duquesne Duke here: Thinking out loud

Katelin

KLambert“I’m a junior at Duquesne, double majoring in Political Science and Sociology, with a concentration in Social Justice and Policy.  I am currently interning for the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.  My previous internship experiences include working for the Pennsylvania Department of State and the Hillary Clinton for President campaign.  Aside from politics, my hobbies include traveling, reading, and photography.  I hope to provide you with the insight I have gained from my years in Pittsburgh.”

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Do you like to write about your life?  Are excited to be at Duquesne and want to share it with other people?  Apply to be a blogger for our blog.  Take a look at some of our older posts and send us a sample post around 350-500 words along with a short biography of yourself.  Send all applications to liberalarts@duq.edu with “Blogger Application” in the subject line.

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