LYNN UNIVERSITY’S HEARTBEAT RETURNS ANEW

By SHAWN JOHNSON

Editor-In-Chief

Spring 2017 saw significant change and developments across the Lynn campus. Between new faces arriving and old ones saying farewell, the community underwent a makeover in the span of just a few weeks. Beyond campus, countless major headlines kept young people alike engaged on what really mattered in the political and social spheres. Meanwhile,

Meanwhile, the campus saw unmatched events occur anywhere from the Wold Performing Arts Center to the Elmore Dining Commons. In the same way, iPulse endured all of the changes and adjustments as new names took over several editorial positions. All the while, a fresh team of staff writers partnered with the editors to bring

All the while, a fresh team of staff writers partnered with the editors to bring relevant, useful information to the Fighting Knight community. Surely, iPulse had developed a team ready to tackle anything in their way of maintaining their award-winning standard.

The spring of 2017 saw the groundbreaking of the modern Christine E. Lynn University Center. Coinciding with Lynn’s progressive approach to learning, the center will provide the ultimate multi-purpose space for students upon completion. Once finished, the University Center will host areas such as the Center for Student Involvement to additional classrooms and dining spaces.

However, the groundbreaking was one of only a few momentous occasions from the spring. In fact, the Celebration of the Arts event took over campus, showcasing the best Lynn has to offer in regards to music and theater. The

The entire Lynn community gathered to make Celebration of the Arts a success. Putting Spring 2017 in the books, we welcome a new team of editors to continue the legacy left from prior iPulse units. With the fall semester comes

With the fall semester comes incoming freshmen as well, yielding fresh, creative minds to take over top-tier pieces each week. All within the recently launched College of Communication and Design, the team seeks to inspire, invigorate and energize the Lynn community.

As the educational experience changes, we see countless updates across our campus. In fact, life on campus has seen an immediate shift due to the revolutionary Perper Residence Hall.

With increased distribution has come simpler access to pieces, allowing the community to read from their iPad or simply grab the newest edition in the morning on their way to class. With that, social media has changed how iPulse is received across campus, something which will only spread thanks to our new social media managers.

While the editors and production staff may change from one semester to another, the unwavering, ethical approach to responsible journalism remains the same. With numerous events occurring throughout the fall semester, we look forward to partnering with the Lynn community to foster an environment of dialogue.

On behalf of the entire iPulse staff, we thank all Fighting Knights for your continued engagement with our publication through the years. As we continue on our ongoing mission, we look forward to connecting via social media and our consistent publications with you all. In the coming

In the coming semester, grow with us as journalists and storytellers, fueling Lynn’s ever-growing, innovative vision for the future.

Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson, a member of the 3.0 accelerated degree program, is a sophomore at Lynn University. Having grown up in Birmingham, Ala., Shawn established an unwavering love for college athletics in his youth. Wanting to connect his love for sports with his passion for writing, he has identified sports journalism as the ultimate goal of his academic endeavors at Lynn. As such, Shawn is a multimedia journalism major at Lynn. Within his collegiate interests, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Fighting Knight and current ESPN reporter Lisa Kerney. Outside of iPulse, Shawn is a contributing writer for the Palm Beach Post as well. Going into his second year, there is still much more in the tank for his career preparation at Lynn. Thankful for the opportunities he has received thus far, Shawn is eager to grow alongside his peers in the College of Communication and Design.

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