Peer Learning Assistant Spotlight: Erin Smith

Every freshman at the University is required to take a first year seminar course. In each of these courses there is an upperclassman that assists students through not only the course material but through their adjustment into college. Erin Smith, senior public relations major was a Peer Learning Assistant (PLA), for Dr. Marina Vujnovic’s Hollywood Journalism freshman seminar course for Fall 2013.


Staying Close to Those You Love Most

College is a time to create yourself as a new person or further develop your personality through new friendships, new activities and most importantly, new classes. It can be a challenge to stay close to old friends from home or even family. Some students even find themselves balancing a long distance relationship. However, it is possible to stay close to loved ones throughout college.