Thoughts on my “Vox Asks Columbians” assignment

Last weekend, I had the task of completing Vox’s weekly “Vox Asks Columbians” segment for the Sept. 17 issue with a fellow reporter. Overall, it was kind of fun walking around Columbia and asking people about their thoughts on our question: “What television show or shows are you most excited for this fall?” Sure, at times when we were struggling to find enough responses, it seemed like I kept asking myself “Will ANYBODY talk to us?” But it was an interesting experience, nonetheless.

One thing that kept happening which I thought was pretty funny a common response we got from Columbia’s citizens. When we first started out and collecting responses, I hypothesized that a common response we would get a lot would be a straight-up decline to talk (which did occur a lot, don’t get me wrong). But a response I remember getting numerous times was something to the effect of “Oh…I really don’t watch television all that much.” In this day-and-age of smart phones and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu, it’s interesting to see this decrease in the general public up close and personal.

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Hello World!

Hello world! I owe it to you, the readers, that you know me beyond a name on your computer screen. So I will throw you all a bone and let you know a little bit about myself. I was born on June 17th, 1995 in Oak Lawn, Illinois and was raised in Homer Glen, IL for the first 18 years of my life. Homer Glen is a little suburb southwest of the city of Chicago by about 40 miles.

My family consists of my mom, dad and my sister, all of whom I love dearly and owe the world to. As a kid, above all, I loved having fun: Hanging out with my friends, playing sports, watching cartoons, listening to music, everything. I was just out to have an adventure in this crazy world we live in.

I was so focused on having fun that I never really gave any thought with what I wanted to do for a career. That answer at least became a little clearer in high school when I decided in my junior year I was going to pursue a journalism degree in college. Following stints on high school newspapers, sports websites and college campus radio stations, I find myself on my next adventure writing for Vox Magazine and the Columbia Missourian…and I intend to make the most of it.