Written by: Rikysha Williams
More than 60 percent of VSU students are women, and now they have a publication that speaks directly to them.
Launched on March 4, Her Campus Valdosta is an online magazine that empowers, enlightens and entertains VSU women.
Ariel Hairston, president and editor-in-chief, started a Her Campus chapter at VSU because she wanted a more entertaining and lighthearted source of journalism on campus.
“I felt like students at VSU could use an entertainment magazine,” Hairston said. “I knew that it would help English and mass media majors who were considering working for a magazine such as Seventeen or Cosmopolitan.”
According to the Her Campus website, contributors have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, People, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, O magazine, MTV and The Washington Post.
The Valdosta chapter of Her Campus gives young journalists the opportunity to write about what interests them while gaining knowledge and experience about how publications work.
Writers for Her Campus Valdosta come from majors that range from interior design and dance to English and mass media.
The editorial team loves writing, whether it is part of their major or just a hobby.
“The content discussed is mainly style, beauty, health, love, life and career,” Hairston said.
The online magazine has a campus style blog which features stylish women on campus. There is also a campus celebrity section so students can be featured on the site. Other content includes product reviews and do-it-yourself articles.
Her Campus is highly recognized by various publications such as the Huffington Post.
Founded in 2009, Her Campus was started by three Harvard undergraduate women who ran Harvard’s lifestyle and fashion magazine. Since its beginning, students have started Her Campus chapters at 230 colleges in six countries.
Students interested in reading Her Campus Valdosta can visit hercampus.com/valdosta.