Watts College students are vaccinating Arizona, gaining valuable experience

With Arizona making the push to vaccinate as many people as fast as possible, Watts College students are working to do their part. Join podcast reporter Jamie Montoya as she speaks to Steven Latino, vaccine site manager, at the State Farm Stadium, as well as Watts professor Erin Schneiderman and Watts ...

State Press Center Stage: Is virtual theatre still theatre?

Anne Ethington, an ASU theatre major, considers the past year as a performer during the pandemic and discusses the impact COVID has had on the industry as a whole. Through experiences on-stage and in a virtual stage, she attempts to answer the question: is virtual theatre still theatre?

The ASU alum amplifying women's voices as a public relations CEO

Crystal Lee Patriarche, an ASU journalism and public relations alum who graduated in 1998, sits down with podcast reporter Travis Robertson to discuss her experience at ASU and how she came to be CEO of Sparkpoint Studio, a company aimed at amplifying women's storytelling voices and work.

How have freelancers survived a pandemic?

Four freelance photographers and videographers from within the ASU community sit down with podcast reporter Drake Presto to explain how they have adapted their workflow in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why is Pop punk thriving on TikTok?

Ever since Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” TikTok has been known for creating hits and boosting musicians’ careers so that when they hit the charts, it's sometimes seemingly out of nowhere.  Just as TikTok’s influence on the music industry has grown, so has the #PopPunk community on the ...

The short film leaving viewers breathless

Will Hoxie, the writer and director of the short film, "Breathless," sits down with podcast reporter Peter Vezeau to chat about the filming process during the COVID-19 pandemic and the inspiration and creation of his new film. The piece, featuring a young man rushing to find his date's inhaler, is finding ...

ASU Professor's screenplay strives to offer the diverse representation lacking in modern Hollywood

Film and Media Studies Assistant Professor Aviva Dove-Viebahn, is hoping to diversify Hollywood with her new screenplay, #VoteLove. This romantic comedy just landed a developmental deal with Women of Color Unite, which is a program that works to ensure women of color are treated fairly in the entertainment ...

Witness to history: Students share their post-election stress

Living through historical events has become all too common for Gen Z. Hear first-hand about how students were feeling this election night as reporters Stefano Contreras and Morgan Fischer went floor-to-floor at ASU's Taylor Place.

The person behind the wrestler: ASU's freshman wrestling phenom Cohlton Schultz – #10

State Press Sports editors Koki Riley and Alex Coil sit down with reporter Cole Bradley to discuss his story on Cohlton Schultz, a back-to-back Greco-Roman champion and freshman on ASU's wrestling team. 

How do ASU student actors navigate a pandemic on set?

COVID-19 heavily impacted many industries, and the film industry is no exception. Some films have moved forward with smaller crews, while others have paused production entirely. Despite this, State Press Reporter Travis Robertson spoke to three actors about how COVID-19 has impacted their lives and ...

How can we make the news more diverse?

Clubs and coalitions within the Cronkite School aim to bring diversity to the forefront of students and staff's minds to change the journalism industry. Nicole Shinn, the Co-President of the Multicultural Student Journalist Coalition and Vice President of the ASU chapter of the National Association ...

The positives and negatives from ASU vs. USC – #9

SP Sports editors Koki Riley and Alex Coil chat with reporter Carson Breber to break down last Sunday's football game against USC.

Why are off-campus ASU students getting selected for random COVID-19 testing?

ASU students who have not been on campus since the Spring 2020 semester are getting chosen for random COVID-19 testing.  ASU stated at the beginning of the school year that students are required to get tested if they have been randomly selected, and off-campus students are worried that coming to ...

Many ASU football players are returning home to play USC – #8

State Press sports editors Alex Coil and Koki Riley chat with reporter Alex Weiner about his recent story on ASU football players from Southern California as the upcoming USC game approaches. 

What is media literacy and why is it important?

Podcaster Farah Eltohamy sits down with Kristy Roschke, managing director of the News Co/Lab at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Since its launch, the News Co/Lab has been conducting research and experiments to better understand how the public engages with news and ...

So I got my first F

Failure is a normalized part of the college experience. Healthy practices for dealing with the emotional fallout that comes with failure, however, aren't quite as well known. On this episode of This Campus Life, join ASU student Camryn Thompson and counselor Dr. Aaron Krasnow for a conversation on what ...

How can your voice be heard if you can't vote?

In this episode of State Press Play, podcaster Travis Roberston sits down with two ASU community members, Ross Satchell and Dr. April Miller, to find out more about their experience as people who cannot vote in the 2020 election, despite currently living in America.

Who is competing to replace Eno Benjamin as ASU's starting-role running back? – #7

Sports editors Alex Coil and Koki Riley chat with reporter Chris Fahrendorf about his most recent story on the three new running backs for ASU football and their competition for the starting role this season. 

How the Disability Resource Center used student feedback to change its name

ASU's Disability Resource Center recently changed its name to Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services or SAILS. The name was changed to align with the center’s role on campus and to make students feel more comfortable seeking its services. Podcast reporter, Madison Young, spoke with ...

The pandemic has taken away more from cheerleaders than just football games – #6

Sports editors Koki Riley and Alex Coil sit down with sports reporter Nick Pietrzycki to discuss his story on ASU's cheer team and the changes it has had to make during the pandemic. The team is not only missing out on basketball and football games, but also various charity events they organize for ...



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