You May Enjoy…

Instead of having a blogroll, I decided to showcase what blogs I read to give people a better sense of what they are clicking on.

Keep It Kassual

Current Editor-in-Chief of The Recorder at CCSU, Kassondra Granata:

“I am a sophomore at Central Connecticut State University with a major in Journalism. As a News Editor for The Recorder, my “journalism bug” has spread throughout this semester more than it has ever before.

In terms of news, I cover a lot of breaking news stories and am very active on Twitter with @RecorderSGA and @TheRecorder if one would ever want to look into our publication.

This blog is going to be mainly news focused, with a few random posts sprinkled in there. Whenever I feel like expressing my opinion, I’ll throw it out there and would love to hear feedback!

@kassondraaaa: Follow me on Twitter!”

Later Days

Brittany Burke: Former Sports Editor of The Recorder at CCSU and a great friend

“Who Am I?

Who am I? That’s a loaded question. It’s one of those prompts you would expect to see in your freshman year comp class as an introductory writing assignment. Luckily my Woo State professor never asked me that question, because I wouldn’t have been able to answer it.

Asking any person in their young 20′s to describe who they are isn’t fair. This is the time in our lives where we are allowed to still try and figure it out. This is the time when we can make mistakes and learn. It is our time for the path of discovery. Shit I still probably won’t be able to answer who I am by the time I’m 30 but here goes nothing.

I guess for starters I can give you how I describe myself on my twitter profile: “The Recorder Sports Editor. Im a Bruins fan w/ an immense shoe addiction & aspiring hockey journalist…one day my words will make me famous.” There I am in 160 characters or less…

In all actuality, yes that pretty much sums me up, or at least it did. I am a 21-year recent graduate from Central Connecticut State University. On May 18 I graduated with my BA in Journalism, minoring in English. I began my college career an introverted speech pathology major and I’m now ending it with a slightly less introverted sports writer…go figure.

While I will always be a journalist at heart, the idea of going into the “real world” at this given moment scared the hell out of me. Instead I am now continuing at CCSU to get my master’s in Public Relations.

I transferred to CCSU and quickly found my place in the journalism major and on our paper, where I climbed up to Sports Editor, the first female sports editor the paper has ever had thank you very much. My time as Sports Editor certainly wasn’t what I like to call smooth but it helped teach me things I never would have imagined.

I have an immense love for hockey because of my sistafriend and my heart belongs to the Boston Bruins. In fact, not only do I want to be a sports writer but I want to spend the rest of my life in the hockey world. Personally, my goal in life is to have Naoko Funyama’s job.

Until I catch my big break in the writing world I currently work for the CT Whale hockey team on promo staff. AKA the majority of games I sell raffle tickets, but I love it. You’ll probably read posts about my raffle escapades some time in the future. Forewarning.

Basically hockey is my life and I’m ok with that I really am. But in non-hockey related notes, I straddle the line between tom boy and girly girl. I’ll sit down and watch sports all day, but flick to Sex and the City.

I think I’m pretty hilarious so we’ll see if you agree after this whole blog experiment.


For all things movies and just a great guy- Michael Walsh:
“Welcome! My name’s Michael Walsh and I’m currently a freelance reporter at the Hartford Courant. I graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2011 with a major in journalism and a minor in cinema studies. I love all things film, Phish and craft beer.”
The weirdest, meanest, most eccentric person I have ever met- Nicholas Proch:
My name is Nick, and I like to look at things for what they are.  My blog is meant to keep no one happy except myself.  If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it.  For those who do, enjoy.”
My brother writes poetry— Michael Stankiewicz (@mikestanky)

“This blog is a public forum I use to receive criticism, discover other writers, and showcase my own work. I’m a sophomore at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY majoring in Creative Writing and another area yet to be decided. I’m currently looking for more interactive WordPress users! Feel free leave a comment, ask a question, or share anything you see on this site! I’d be more than happy to check out your blog too! I’m always searching for interesting things, especially from the creative hemisphere. I would love to hear from other Creative Writing or English majors and learn more about writing in a more professional light.

A little more about me: I’m a native New Englander, I have a great fondness for animals—cats particularly. I’d really like to be taken seriously in the literary world someday. Again, you can help me in doing so by putting in your two cents, spreading this blog, and suggesting worthy reads (i.e. great blogs, authors, books, etc.).

Also, unless otherwise specified, all the photos embedded in posts, the header, and the site background are my own personal pictures (if one catches your eye, I will gladly email it to you). For any questions, comments, or anything at all just email me Thank you for coming by!”

21st Century Kid

Here, a great friend, @MatthewClyburn talks about politics, news or whatever is on his mind. A great writer and an even better person.

My name is Matt Clyburn and I am a recent graduate of Central Connecticut State University. I dedicated myself to helping CCSU students expand their knowledge through informed discussion and engage in their communities through civic participation. I will soon begin a public policy graduate program at Trinity College.

I work for a Fortune 100 global healthcare company in Hartford, CT, helping to develop and train employees for the changing world ahead of them. I specialize in helping others achieve their career goals by leveraging the tools that our organization makes available to employees.

On any given day, I assume the role of news junkie, political commentator, talent development professional, amateur movie critic, and a cappella extraordinaire. I intend to maintain this blog as a record of my thoughts and opinions on various subjects, primarily the areas of practical politics and public policy. I will use my experiences in the aforementioned roles to connect complex topics to understandable metaphors and far-away concepts to our everyday lives.


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