By Casby Bias
Aug. 2, 2012
A newsletter for a nonprofit started up again Thursday because of a Marquette University student’s dedication to journalism. The bulletin contained information about people who ended up becoming role models of a program connected to the Y.
Casby Bias, a journalism major in the Diederich College of Communication, said that she dreamed of obtaining a position as a “positive powerful influence for all generations” in the future through such mediums as writing and broadcasting. But not a lot of opportunities promoted Bias toward that route until the new responsibility offered.
"I knew I liked writing and expressing myself at a young age: but I didn't have enough confidence to look at journalism as a career until late sophomore year," Bias said. "I'm now always eager to increase any experience."
Bias said that the task increased her awareness of what is expected for producing powerful and fast news.
“The first time creating news was interesting: the process took a lot longer than I expected, even from the time limit I gave myself,” Bias said. “But the foundation understood that I needed more practice in order to become great."
But Bias also said that she felt nervous about the amount of credit given to "the speakers." The job granted limited access to words that nominated people used toward expressing thanks, the 19-year-old college junior reported.
“It was a lot more statements than what people were actually saying," Bias said. "I didn’t interview anybody."
Bias learned something from striking luck with the media-responsibility.
“I obviously need to learn how to practice more and learn how to write more 500-word articles on my blog,” she said. “The more practice I get, then the more experience, power and influence I’ll have on the people of the world."
By Casby Bias
Aug. 1, 2012
A student met with the adviser of the UW-Parkside NAACP College Chapter Wednesday for first arrangements of a NAACP at Marquette University.
Casby Bias, journalism major at the Diederich College of Communication, said she decided that students needed a NAACP at the school as a future "support-resource" if they ran into any type of future discrimination issues. She also said that the national organization helped "spread awareness and knowledge" to other residents. She anticipated a college division as an asset toward the coverage of civil-rights-issues on the university's campus.
“Hopefully from this there will be a reduction of discriminatory issues based on race, gender, etc.,” Bias said. “I don’t want people to go through the same issues students talked to me about during their undergraduate years."
And Bias also talked about bringing in new ways of promoting the organization. She brought up the idea of a new YouTube News series called "NAACP News." She planned on including comical relief episodes through objectivity.
Bias also asked Ms. U, the UW-Parkside adviser, what NAACP college chapters partook in on campus. Ms. U said future material focused on Marquette University-related issues: or what happened on or around the school.
Starting up a chapter also consisted of finding 25-30 paying members, five leading members and two recommendations from Wisconsin's College Division chapter president and the state's NAACP president.
“It sounds like a lot of work,” Bias said. “But I want people to have a louder voice on campus."