Diversity and Inclusion Start with Students: A Campaign Reflection

By Christina Borst In theory, our task was straightforward: to craft a campaign that raises awareness of the lack of diversity and inclusion in the communications field. In practice, as five students at Temple, we were entrusted with tackling a problem with systemic roots and that enforced the status quo. With census projections showing that … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion Start with Students: A Campaign Reflection

#VoteThatJawn After-Party Celebrates Youth Civic Engagement

Energized from the previous day’s midterm elections, Philadelphia youth convened in Mayor Kenney’s Reception Room to celebrate their hard work mobilizing the youth vote. Though the students in attendance came from different educational backgrounds, from Temple University to local area high schools and the University of Pennsylvania, they all shared the same passion for registering … Continue reading #VoteThatJawn After-Party Celebrates Youth Civic Engagement

Communication & Voter Registration: Persuading Young People to Vote

“Are you registered to vote?” Most days, it seems like I can’t make it through the walk to class without being barraged with this question. As someone who cares deeply about civic engagement and the power of voting, I have gratitude for these canvassers. However, many of my peers are quick to dismiss their simple … Continue reading Communication & Voter Registration: Persuading Young People to Vote

Putting Knowledge to Action

Social media exists to connect us to each other and the world around us. If you take a look at anyone’s Twitter, Instagram or Facebook profile, you can easily identify what their interests are. In our hyperconnected society, we have crafted our social media to be extensions of ourselves. But how often do our posts, … Continue reading Putting Knowledge to Action