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    New York, New York!

    I’ve officially been in The City So Nice They Named It Twice for one week + one day. Folks, it’s been a ride. A wild ride, but an unbelievably amazing one. I’m in town for a summer internship in the magazine industry. Talk about dreamy. 10 weeks full of subway rides, slices of pizza, published articles, and lazy days in Central Park. In the week I’ve been here, I’ve managed to check so much off my bucket list—MoMA, Times Square, Washington Square Park, SO MUCH New York Pizza—at the expense of my poor, poor feet. But I’m young. I’ll survive. Or better yet, thrive. Hopefully to come: spending an entire…

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    Take Two

    Hey there! I’m back for my second blog post.   It’s 10:30 on a Tuesday morning and I finally have a free minute. Drake Mag has its big pin-up on Thursday, and we send to print in exactly 6 days. So it’s safe to say that things are a bit hectic in my life right now. Luckily, I haven’t had to pull any 2-hour sleep nights (yet) like I did frequently last semester, but I’m still in a near-constant state of stress and panic. There’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. I’m currently running the Drake Student-led On Painted Street Instagram account, which is fun…

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    Hey There!

    Welcome to my very first blog post.   It’s currently 11 pm on Wednesday night, and I’ve just finished up a full day of work, meetings, and even a speaking arrangement at an Iowa high school journalism conference. I’ve got a stack of un-edited Drake Mag drafts by my side, an embarrassing number of tabs open in my browser window, and an intense craving for cafeteria cheese curds. Alas, writing this blog post is one of the last tasks I need to accomplish tonight before heading off to some well-deserved rest.   I think my current best approach for blog posts is glimpses into my day-to-day life. After school finishes…