Washburn mass media students have spent their summers traveling and deciding what they want to do with their careers. Others took the opportunity to enjoy their last summer as college students. To learn more about each student read below.
Emily Jardon worked her first summer at KOFO radio in Ottawa. She started in December of 2018 doing news reporting Saturday mornings. Because she was back home from school, she worked six days a week. Now that she had more hours, she got more experience with going live. Jardon helped broadcast the home Royals games and the Ottawa Arrows baseball games. Also in the summer of firsts, Jardon took her first summer class at Washburn University. Global Politics met on Tuesday evenings with weekly readings and response papers. To study she went to the local coffee shop in Baldwin City. It was an extra chance to see her sister, who works at 133 Coffee.
In early June, she helped her cousin decorate a plan b wedding venue. One week later, Jardon saw a friend she’s known since kindergarten get married. This summer Jardon took a road trip to Colorado with her roommate from community college. Her old roommate, Amanda Gusse planned this trip for Jardons birthday get away. They went to Estes Park and it was their first time driving in the mountains. Jardon and Gusse hiked in Rocky Mountain National Park for around eight hours. On the way back to Kansas, they went off road and went exploring. At the end of July, Jardon celebrated her 21st birthday by eating cheesecake on National Cheesecake day. To conclude the summer, she went to visit her uncle in Wisconsin and saw a Brewers game at Millers Park.