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Owl Magazine is published annually, offering the campus community articles of general interest, opinion pieces, entertainment stories and reviews, features pieces, sports articles, and articles on fashion and health.
The student work is recognized at the annual Owlsy Awards, a competition honoring achievements in writing, editing, photography, and design with Owl Magazine.
Students interested in gaining experience in print journalism may serve on the staff as graphic designers, writers, editors, photographers, business managers, and computer technicians. Students interested in writing for Owl Magazine may register for 1-3 credits of Mass Communications Independent Study or may enroll in MC 208: College Magazine Production I (3 credits). Students who have successfully completed MC 208 are encouraged to register for MC 209: College Magazine Production II (3 credits). No previous journalism experience is necessary, and students do not have to be enrolled in journalism courses to participate.
John Merkel - Owl Staffer Spotlight
By Owl Magazine Staff
John Merkel is a new addition to Owl Magazine as of fall 2018. Merkel joined Owl Magazine because “the magazine's high quality caught my attention.” Although John is a Business Administration major, Owl Magazine is helping him become a more effective communicator. He’s learning a lot about teamwork and meeting deadlines. John primarily writes and edits articles. This includes the classically “journalistic” early stages of research and investigation. John also participates in other Owl Magazine tasks. Besides writing articles, he assists other students in video productions and photo shoots. When asked what advice he would give to someone who wants to join Owl Magazine he said, “Owl Magazine is very accepting of new members. You can expect to begin working in an area you enjoy right away.” He also encourages anyone interested in journalism or content creation to stop by during one of the scheduled meeting times and meet the staff.
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