Letter from the creative director

Updated: Nov 15, 2019


During my junior year, I stumbled onto the third floor of McVey Hall. I was finally listening to advice from a family friend, Scoobie Ryan, who is also a journalism professor here at the university, and I started my journey as a Kernelite. Journalism is not my major, but more experience is a good experience, right? KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion became the place that I got to explore my love of creativity and design. Coming in as a photoshoot coordinator turned quickly into creating my own role as Creative Director. I found myself in the office as much as I could, trying to get as involved as possible. While working at KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion, I have had the chance to work with people who challenge me and have helped me grow creatively.


From the conception to creation and now to print, our magazine has been a work of art, as our origin idea revolves around expression and creativity in our community. Having a student-run publication allows our staff to push the limits and collaborate in an effective, team-oriented environment.


All the people behind the scenes made this publication possible, especially our Assistant Media and Design Adviser May May Barton. From helping create my position to tolerating our crazy breakdowns in her office, she makes this experience not only possible but successful. Having the space to tell stories gave us the opportunity to properly feature the individuality of each person who worked on creating this magazine.


Now, show us where you KRNL and buckle up for our look books, podcasts and publication this coming spring.

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