Not getting enough sleep during finals week? It’s actually way worse than you might think

As seen originally published in The UNW Examiner.   Failing to get enough sleep can be detrimental to your health. When in college, sleep is especially a struggle: students find themselves busy balancing credits, meeting academic deadlines and keeping up with the demands of work and social activities. On campus at The University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Health Services and Counseling Services are no strangers … Continue reading Not getting enough sleep during finals week? It’s actually way worse than you might think

12th Annual Five16 Film Festival at UNW: Hosting the live red carpet pre-show

I had the opportunity to host the live red carpet pre-show for the 12th Annual Five16 Film Festival at my school The University of Northwestern – St. Paul on April 9, 2018. It was televised locally on CTV and streamed online. Last year I hosted and had a blast (read about that and see photos here), and the previous year I floor directed. It was so … Continue reading 12th Annual Five16 Film Festival at UNW: Hosting the live red carpet pre-show

Northwestern honors the legacy and loss of Reverend Billy Graham

Today, February 21, 2018, the world lost one of its most influential Evangelists–Reverend Billy Graham.  Being a student at the University of Northwestern — St. Paul on the day of Billy Graham’s passing was honoring. Graham left such a legacy for Northwestern and Northwestern’s Media Community. It was absolutely incredible to hear stories from students and faculty regarding ways the inspiring leader has impacted lives … Continue reading Northwestern honors the legacy and loss of Reverend Billy Graham

‘Hello Hello’ 2018 senior design show celebrates UNW’s art and design students

As seen originally published in The UNW Examiner.   The University of Northwestern – St. Paul’s Denler Art Gallery presents the work of UNW’s senior graphic design majors in the exhibition “Hello Hello.” The Northwestern students showcasing their work this semester are Catherine Brinker, Brooke Gillquist, Kiley Goldfarb, Carmen Johnson, Claire Ripley, Mariah Visel, Tia Wagner and Othello Xiong. “Hello Hello” is located in the … Continue reading ‘Hello Hello’ 2018 senior design show celebrates UNW’s art and design students

KTIS’ Joyful Noise Festival night two: Switchfoot – A photo recap

Life got the best of me and I unfortunately never got around to posting these photos! Here’s a recap of Switchfoot’s set during KTIS’ Joyful Noise Festival – the photos are better late than never I guess :-) … From June: I’m still dancing around with their music stuck in my head after last night’s show. Switchfoot rules. I can’t believe that was my FIRST time … Continue reading KTIS’ Joyful Noise Festival night two: Switchfoot – A photo recap

KTIS’ Joyful Noise Festival night one: For King and Country – A photo recap

Last night I had the awesome opportunity to photograph for KING & COUNTRY at night one of KTIS’ Joyful Noise music festival. Last summer I took photos from the pit (see recap here), but last night I took a step back from the chaos to find new perspectives in the audience. It was fun to highlight the crowd and their point of view. For King & … Continue reading KTIS’ Joyful Noise Festival night one: For King and Country – A photo recap

7 things I loved about junior year 

First off, can I just share how good it feels to officially be a college SENIOR? All the work I’ve done over the last few years has been challenging but rewarding, stressful but fun, crazy but awesome. I feel like a senior with everything I’ve completed, accomplished, and conquered. Yes, junior year is over and while it feels surreal, it also feels about time. The last … Continue reading 7 things I loved about junior year 

Hosting at UNW’s Five16 Film Festival

I love the creative art of storytelling and how the Five16 Film Festival captures and showcases this colorfully through the talented community of students at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. This year’s festival was on April 10, and it was so much fun to be a part of.  I’ve attended the festival for the last three years and this was the first time I … Continue reading Hosting at UNW’s Five16 Film Festival

College life at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul

So excited because it’s spring break! This break kind of snuck up on me, but in the best way possible because I am so ready for it. Time to take a deep breath, slow down from the busyness and craziness of college, and chill. I can’t believe I’ve almost finished my first year at UNW, in some ways it feels like it just started. College … Continue reading College life at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul