Hello! Welcome to another school year with Her Campus at Ohio University. This is Caitlin Hunt reporting to duty as the new President and Campus Correspondent for this chapter. I have the great honor to follow in the footsteps of former CC Hannah Moskowitz, and I will try my best to fill her incredibly big shoes.
Let me introduce myself! If you’ve been following HCOU, you may have heard my voice through “The Passion Project,” a podcast that I host. Or, you’ve read my monthly column, “Caitlin’s Pop of Culture,” where I sum up the best and the worst on streaming services. Besides that, I’m a senior studying journalism with a minor in communication studies from North Canton, Ohio. On-campus, I am also a Templeton Scholar and am a member of CRU and Ohio Fellows. I’ve also served as an intern at the TODAY Show in NYC and with the Native American Journalists Association. When I’m not acting as a roving reporter, I love to settle in with a good book, movie or binge-watch shows on Netflix.
I think it’s pretty obvious that this semester (and maybe even the next) will be different and something no one has experienced before. We live in unusual times, and it seems like social distancing and masks will be around for a while. But, while it looks like life may never go back to normal, there are still little things that we can do to adapt to the times and keep some parts of our lives before COVID-19. No matter what you are looking for, you can expect that HCOU will provide a fresh and real experience of what it is like for college students in a global pandemic. This semester, expect stories about our new lives, from attending class online and working from home, and stories that will bring a sense of normalcy, like pop culture reviews and lifestyle tips.
I also plan for HCOU to expand our storytelling from stories and podcasts to YouTube videos and social media accounts. So, be on the lookout for these stories and more on our page and our Instagram and Twitter platforms.
Back to school has a lot more meaning this year, and with it comes a mix of emotions. While we all miss the bricks of Athens, we all must do our part to keep everyone safe and healthy. Because of this, I hope everyone shows compassion and kindness to everyone during these difficult times. Together, we can get through this.