SMU Journalism students are hard at working producing content for various publications. It’s all happening under one roof but across campus, another student-run publication operates independently.
“Her Campus is an online news and lifestyle magazine that has a national website and chapters at different colleges around the country,” said Her Campus editor-in-chief, Moriah Raisis.
Writers for the online publication Her Campus can write about any topic they desire and SMU students from all majors are welcome. Sydney Fellner, a feature writer for Her Campus, weighs in.
“This is a club for everyone across the board because it’s about what you like to write about, or what you like to talk about or what you’re interested in, and that doesn’t necessarily have to be very journalist minded,” she said.
The women of Her Campus work to publish new content everyday, but don’t let the name “Her” Campus fool you. Writer Corey Rogan joined the Her Campus team this semester.
“I was aware of the fact that it was a publication for college women, but maybe there’s a little bit of advice I can give to girls,” he said.
Rogan and the other writers of Her Campus all have stories to tell. Raisis encourages the SMU student body to listen, even if some of the stories are difficult to hear.
“A couple of months ago we had a writer write an anonymous article about her experience with being raped,” Raisis said. “It was horrible to read and I’m sure it was horrible to write, she decided to remain anonymous, but, it was something that other readers who had been through an experience like that that was something similar, could read and say, ‘I am not the only one who has felt or been through these terrible things.”
As editor-in-chief of the magazine, Raisis has learned one important thing.
“Everyone has something to say, and every voice is important,” she said. “You can’t just say, ‘shh I don’t agree with you.’ You can’t just say, ‘ok you talk louder because you’re on my side.”