Lynn’s Heartbeat Embraces New Start

By Shawn Johnson, Editor in Chief

Spring 2018 saw significant change and developments across Lynn’s 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 students alike engaged on what really mattered in the political and social spheres.  Meanwhile, those on campus saw unmatched events occur everywhere from the Wold Performing Arts Center to the Elmore Dining Commons.

In the same way, iPulse reflected all of the changes and adjustments as new names took over multiple editorial positions.  All the while, a new team of staff writers partnered with the editors to bring relevant, useful information to the Fighting Knight community.  iPulse developed a team ready to tackle anything in their way of maintaining their award-winning standard.

Numerous headlines in the south Florida community occured in the spring, many of which changed the way students conduct themselves on a daily basis. Particularly, the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shook Lynn,  other surrounding areas and the nation to its core.  Still, this event forced the campus at-large to bond together, forging on to brighter days.

At the same time, multiple momentous occasions took place across Lynn to highlight the abilities of the best and brightest.  In fact, the Celebration of the Arts event took over campus, showcasing a multitude of individuals’ music and theater talents.  The entire Lynn family gathered to make Celebration of the Arts a success, including President Kevin Ross.

Putting Spring 2018 in the books, we welcome an experienced team of editors to continue the legacy left from prior iPulse teams.  With the fall semester comes incoming freshmen as well, yielding fresh, creative minds to write, edit and produce top-tier pieces weekly.  Through the new chapter, the team seeks to inspire, invigorate and energize the Lynn community in a fashion never before seen.

iPulse is partnering with the newly integrated Digital Media Arts Center to unveil a fresh layout and a comic strip opportunity for the publication in the coming weeks.

With increased distribution comes simpler access to articles, allowing the community to read from their laptop 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 with the help of our new social media manager, Katherine Whalley.

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 relevant topics.

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 everyone.  In the coming semester, grow with iPulse’s journalists and storytellers by reading this publication, fueling Lynn’s innovative vision for the future.

Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson, member of the 3.0 accelerated degree program, is a sophomore. Having grown up in Birmingham, Ala., Johnson 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, Johnson is a multimedia journalism major. Within his collegiate interests, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Fighting Knight and current ESPN reporter Lisa Kerney. Outside of iPulse, he was a contributing writer for the Palm Beach Post as well. In his second year, there is still much more in the tank for his career preparation at Lynn. All the while, he is immensely proud of the Alabama Crimson Tide for recently winning their 17th overall national championship. Thankful for the opportunities he has received thus far, Johnson is eager to grow alongside his peers in the College of Communication and Design.

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