How to Stay Up-to-Date on Current Events While on Campus

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As college students, we’re all extremely busy throughout the semester. At times in the semester, when our schedules become extra hectic, it can be hard to stay in the know about current events. Sometimes we may even be tempted to use this to our advantage and disconnect from the real world. This can be especially easy to do here at Carthage, as we all know it can be quite isolated (and from time to time even called a "bubble"). Sitting down and reading lengthy articles on current events may not be the first item on our list of priorities, so here are a few tips to stay up to date throughout the semester.

1. Use the news app on your phone

One of the easiest ways to have consistent access to current events is to activate the news app on your phone. Whether you’re an Apple or Android user, most phones have some form of news app already installed, making it super easy to follow reliable sources and see events as they happen. This is a quick and easy way to receive notifications on your lock screen, making them impossible to ignore.

2. Follow news organizations on social media

Almost everyone in our digital age has some form of social media app on our phones. By following reliable news sources on your social media accounts, current events will be integrated with all the latest trends and gossip your friends share. Try following local new stations near campus as well as your hometown.

3. Podcasts

Podcasts are a huge trend that’s becoming one of the most efficient ways to reach quality news. Podcasts are great for multitasking while studying, doing homework and even traveling. They can be integrated into almost any part of your day, so why not tune in while doing a workout or walking to class?

4. Follow campus-specific organizations – such as Her Campus Carthage!

Staying current with worldwide events can be just as important as knowing about events on your campus. By following campus chapters and clubs on social medias, you’ll be aware of many upcoming activities on campus. Also, by following informative organizations on your campus, like Her Campus Carthage, you’ll be able to see articles written by students that give you the ins-and-outs of your campus. Her Campus provides you with campus happenings, helpful tips and student perspectives on current events.

Extra tip!

If article-based news or podcasts aren't your cup of tea, check out reliable bloggers. Many reputable large-scale news organizations often have blog sections as well. You may even be able to connect with a few bloggers directly on your campus for more localized information.

About The Author

Johnelle is a sophomore at Carthage College, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Graphic Design and minor in Photography. She is originally from Stratford, Wisconsin, where the cattle to people relationship is 5:1. When she can't be found running for cross country or track & field she can be found with her camera to her face snapping pictures or in a cozy blanket/pillow fort working on graphics (or occasionally catching up on her favorite TV episodes). 

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