It can be extremely hard to find your place at this age, especially at a campus as large as mine. Yes, there seems to be an organization or extracurricular for almost anything on campus, but how do you know what to join if you don’t even know what exactly interests you? Many college students seem to run in to this problem, they want to get involved but they don’t exactly know where or how to begin.
At the beginning of this semester, I was determined to not allow myself to fall into this trap. I had heard of a lifestyle and fashion magazine that was student-run and on-campus through an old dance friend. I had some personal writing experience through this blog but I was looking to expand to something bigger and better that would help strengthen me further (not like this blog is chop liver or anything. It’s my baby and is the best thing that has ever happened to me). I wanted something substantial that I could use on future resumes and applications so I decided to check it out at the organization fair and let me tell you, it was another one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Moda Magazine is a group of creative and talented students that work hard to produce content, both written and visual, for online posts, monthly online issues and bi-annual print issues. The magazine is divided into five different categories being fashion, arts, culture, lifestyle, and mens. Each section has a chief editor with multiple staff writers that write content for the magazine. There are also many creative teams that help with photography, visuals and layout for the publication. In order to become a staff writer for a category, an application needs to be submitted. Otherwise, if desired, an individual may just be a contributing writer, writing for multiple different sections if they do not have a favorite.
Since most of my blog is lifestyle and beauty based, I decided that applying for the lifestyle category was most suitable for myself. And I am excited to announce that I was chosen to be a lifestyle writer for the 2017-2018 year! I am beyond words and cannot express how happy I am to receive this opportunity. I have also decided to post all of my published content to my blog as I am extremely proud of my work and want to keep it all in one place.
Stay tuned for my articles and other posts to come!