Getting to Know Journalism Student Emma Hazard

Emma Hazard is a sophomore at Millersville University, originally from Mifflintown, PA. Emma is a student in the Journalism concentration. On campus, she is the Arts and Culture editor for the school’s newspaper, The Snapper. She also has her own radio show on Millersville’s student-run radio station, WIXQ 91.7 FM.

Emma is getting ready for a show at WIXQ!

What inspired you to choose Millersville?

I actually almost went to an art school! When art didn’t work out, my backup choice was communications. When I started visiting schools with good communications programs, I found Millersville and the rest is history!

Can you explain what is required of your major? (Which skills are expected of you and what classes must you take?)

As a journalism major, I’m obviously required to be a good writer, and I need to learn the ins and outs of the field. There’s a handful of journalism classes offered on campus, and I’m required to take all of them.

Could you share a few on-campus activities, clubs, or internships you’ve been a part of? Of these, which would you consider to be your favorite and why?

I’m a part of The Snapper, as well as being a DJ for WIXQ. It’s hard to pick a favorite out of the two, seeing that The Snapper ties into my love for writing, and my radio show ties into my love for music.

You are a staff member of the on-campus newspaper, The Snapper. Could you please share a little bit about your role in The Snapper? 

I’m our Arts and Culture editor! That means I’m in charge of the Arts and Culture section, which covers topics like movies and TV shows, food, music, video games, celebrities, and pop culture.

Emma hanging out in The Snapper’s office!

Could you describe what a normal day of classes is like for you?

Admittedly, my course load isn’t too bad. Most of my classes are MWF (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) courses and are all typically around 50 minutes. This semester, I have class from 10-12 MWF, and then again from 3-4. I have one class on Thursday mornings at 8 am, and I don’t have class on Tuesday at all. The homework/workload isn’t too bad either.

Have any professors stood out to you in particular? If so, why?

Dr. Spicer is the only journalism professor on campus, and I truly don’t know what my college career would be like if I never met him. He introduced me to the journalism program here at Millersville, and it was the only school I applied to. If Spicer never introduced me to the program, I probably wouldn’t have gone to school. Not to mention that he’s a great professor inside and outside the classroom. He definitely knows his stuff, and he’s always willing to help.

Journalism Students Of Past And Present Discuss What The Concentration Has To Offer

In a recent conversation, Emma Hazard, currently pursuing a degree in Journalism, and Tyresha Vaughan-Blanding, a recent alumna of Millersville, shared their thoughts on what the Journalism concentration at Millersville University can offer to its students. Learn More Edited By Kirsten Werner | Junior | Digital Journalism

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