Be creative and prepare for your future when you work in student media.
If you’re creative, you’ll find opportunities to create, write and produce at PC. Students run the media outlets on campus, including:
- The BlueStocking, the student newspaper
- Figs & Thistles, the literary arts journal
- WPCX, the College radio station
- BlueTube, the student-run YouTube station
The Bluestocking, the student newspaper
The BlueStocking has been a part of the PC campus since 1919. Originally only a print publication, the student newspaper does have its own web presence and appears in print occasionally throughout the year. Whether it appears in print or on the web, the BlueStocking has always had one goal: To serve as a platform for interesting and relevant information, entertainment, and discussion.
If you’re interested in being a part of The BlueStocking, you’re sure to find a position suited for you. Staff positions include:
- Staff editor
- Business manager
- Social media director
- Staff writer
If you’re a PC student, you can also get paid to write for the student newspaper.
Figs & Thistles, the literary arts journal
Figs & Thistles has printed the original work of PC students every year since 1967. Any form of creative writing is eligible for submission. If you flip through an issue of Figs & Thistles, you’re likely to run across poems, short stories, flash fiction, personal essays, and sketches and drawings.
If you want to join the staff of PC’s literary arts journal, positions typically include editor-in-chief and layout editor.
You can also submit creative work to the publication if you’re a PC student.
WPCX, the College radio station
The College radio station, WPCX, has been a part of campus from at least 1996. The radio station itself is located in the media center on the first floor of the library. You can hear WPCX by tuning in to 97.1 FM or searching “WPCX” on the RadioFX App.
Student disk jockeys play the music of their choice and host talk shows. “The Night is Young,” “The Gaming Central” and “Grub Gals” are a few popular shows on WPCX. You can even listen to podcasts from English professor Dr. Philip Perdue’s podcasting course when you tune in to the College radio station.
If you want to join the WPCX tea, staff positions include:
- Radio station manager
- Social media director
BlueTube, the student-run YouTube channel
One of PC’s newest media outlets, BlueTube shows the PC experience in the world’s most popular video-sharing platform. Short videos are posted to the YouTube channel occasionally and often feature reviews, cooking advice, podcasts, and much more. For more information, check out “What is BlueTube?”
Students who love making videos or who are eager to learn are ones most cut out for BlueTube. If you want to be part of the BlueTube staff, positions include:
- Video editor
You can get paid to submit videos to be posted to BlueTube if you’re a PC student. For more information about BlueTube, please email history professor Dr. Stefan Wiecki.
Prepare for a Career When You Work in Student Media
When you work in student media, you do more than create content for the campus community. You practice valuable communication, time management, and leadership skills that employers are looking for in today’s college graduates. And, thanks to the College’s Russell Program, you are paid for your time and effort.