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A blossoming dream: How one student took initiative to make change

Opportunities, culture, community found at Her Campus WSU
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MARY CHAFFEE
Her Campus WSU features articles written by WSU women, for WSU women.

Her Campus came to life at WSU because of one literary studies student: Alden Perrine. After looking for more opportunities on campus and studying different chapters online, Perrine said she came across Her Campus at the beginning of her junior year, fall 2023.

Her Campus is open to any gender, age and major, Perrine said. As a member of the chapter, an individual has the opportunity to write articles to be published on the Her Campus WSU site. The article topics center around entertainment, life, culture, wellness and more.

Last semester, the club focused on getting to know each other and hosted coffee meetings, movie nights and PowerPoint nights where the girls introduced themselves through presentations. This semester, the club is hoping to start a monthly book club that is open to people on and off campus, Perrine said.

“We’re just really focused on helping people from wherever they’re at with their skills and grow in a professional environment,” Perrine said.

After gaining support through word of mouth, putting the information and her email on the WSU Snapchat story and asking professors to send an announcement of the chapter to their classes, there were enough participants to have an executive board and writers, Perrine said.

Kaia Bonilla, Her Campus social media director, said that Perrine had known she was studying communications and asked if she would be interested in the chapter.

“It seemed like a really fun thing to do, so I was immediately on board,” Bonilla said.

Bonilla said she would compare Her Campus to Cosmopolitan because they did not write about news or politics. The content that Her Campus produces is more focused on pop culture and easier reads.

During the fall semester, Her Campus had eight members. However, after tabling in January, they saw growing interest with many people signing up and sending messages on Instagram inquiring about more information, as well as one person submitting an application on the spot, Bonilla said.

One of the goals for the spring semester was to build the chapter, Bonilla said.

Eventually, Her Campus WSU wants to reach six articles a week and have brand deals like chapters on other campuses have. However, for now, Her Campus is focused on tabling, growing the club and continuing to plan small get-togethers to encourage team bonding.

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ANNA ADAMS, Managing editor
Anna Adams started at The Daily Evergreen her senior year in October 2023 as a life reporter and multimedia editor. Currently, in the spring 2024 semester, she is the managing editor. Anna is a Pullman native and is studying multimedia journalism. In her free time she enjoys reality tv, traveling and trying new coffee shops.
MARY CHAFFEE, Evergreen illustrator
Mary Chaffee is a graphic illustrator for the Daily Evergreen. She is a senior DTC and Fine Arts major from Nine Mile Falls, Washington. Mary started working for the Daily Evergreen in Summer 2023.