Change Through Influence

Either the Dalai Lama or David Orr said the following: “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds.” I saw this quote today and it disturbed me. It was attributed to three or four different people when I Googled it, as quotes often are, but Lama and Orr seemed most … [Read more...]

How to Set Yourself Apart as a Communication Student


As we navigate our college experience, we slowly figure out more about the skills we’ll need upon graduation, and how that vat of knowledge overlaps with what we learn in class. There are some things we’ll just never learn inside the classroom during undergad. I’m a public relations student and learned very early on that internships were essential in terms of employability … [Read more...]

A Helpful Critic


A critic is most useful, most valuable, most helpful when they offer solutions to the problems they address. A year or so ago I read Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (before it joined the ranks of books Hollywood has destroyed), and this passage has stuck with me ever since: "Neither a city nor a civilization can be run by its critics. Critics can neither build nor explore. All … [Read more...]

Absence of Real

Fareed Zakaria

Speaking about the absence of “real news” at the Quartz Next Billion event, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said that the urgent often overwhelms the important. This makes sense because news outlets are under a tremendous amount of pressure to deliver real-time content that evokes emotion. Sometimes we need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. If we focus on news channels … [Read more...]