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A Special Thank You...

As the semester is coming to a close (my last fall semester I might add *cue tears*), I want to extend a special thank you... to whom you might ask? To the one place on campus that I call my second home and have probably have spent as much time there as I have my own apartment. The College of Journalism and Communications.

This building has so much character, has amazing faculty members and has fantastic resources for students to use. Being a journalism student can be difficult. People can be mean, in part to what is currently happening in our world regarding fake news as well as the distrust and hatred directed at news outlets, and trying to balance being a student and a reporter can be trying at times. But, no matter what I can count on the CJC and faculty members to encourage and lift my spirits when times get hard.

Of course, my life is primarily spent in the Innovation News Center or newsroom within the CJC building but another great space in the building is the Center for Media …
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The Tipping Point Review

A couple months ago I read a great book called Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug and have recently found another great read. This time the book was called The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Differenceand is by Malcolm Gladwell. Here's a quick summary of the book: Gladwell touched on how different ideas, concepts or social trends can spread extremely fast, gain popularity overnight and make incredible impacts on the world. He also touches on how smaller ideas or concepts can snowball into something bigger, causing new major impacts on how a person functions throughout their day-to-day life personally, socially, mentally, physically and professionally.

To start off, I would just like to talk about two words that can be found throughout and on the book quite frequently... "tipping point." After reading Gladwell's book and taking away the many concepts he discussed, one thing that always stuck out to me in reference to a tipping point would be how so…

Meet Some of My Friends Part 2

As I teased in my previous blog post, I would like to introduce three more of my amazing classmates and newsroom peers.

So, what am I waiting for? Let's dive in!

The first up is the amazing, incredibly talented and one of the sweetest people I know, Clarisa Melendez.

I have had the opportunity to work alongside and personally know Clarisa for the past four years. During her four years at UF, Clarisa has worked for WUFT TV and FM covering stories for NPR on 89.1 FM and for WUFT First at Five. She's covered stories revolving around Hurricane Michael and the support relief after the storm as well as the penalties for bee colony thefts. She is one amazing person and reporter and I have loved seeing her grow to where she is today!

Next up is the fabulous Gabriella Garza.

I had the opportunity to work with Gabriella during our radio course at UF and she is one person I know I can count on to be a source of support and encouragement. During her time at UF, she has done a lot of work …