Hey! I Know This Story…Or Do I?

A Loose adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde about the West Virginia Drug Epidemic.” That’s one heck of an elevator pitch. How did I come up with it? Continue reading


How Does Social Media Affect Your Life?

Have you ever noticed how much social media influences the people around you? Or maybe you feel that social media has become a huge part of your everyday life. If not, I definitely have. My name is Kaila Hall and over the last few years as a Strategic Communications major, I have acquired the skills to plan, execute, and examine various issues. As a result, I used those skills to discover a plan to change how young women view and use social media platforms and presented them through a capstone project that I completed my senior year. Continue reading

Traveling The World On a Budget and Staying Gluten Free Is No Longer Impossible

Traveling the world has never been an easy task, and it has never been cheap.  People who are gluten free tend to stray away from traveling due to the caution they have to take with the food they consume.  Gluten free foods are also ten times more expensive than regular foods.  For my senior capstone, I decided to make everyone’s lives easier.  Continue reading

Kelsey’s Key to Organization: A Website

Throughout the entirety of my life I have always been one that has gotten excited when it comes to getting new school supplies, rearranging my room, getting new planners, and


Final Capstone Presentations

writing checklists. I have always enjoyed being well organized. It is a quality that I take a lot of pride in. As a senior at Shepherd University I continued to stay organized and always made an effort to help others stay organized.

For my senior capstone project I took what I learned as a communication major and designed a website that I designated to help others get and stay organized. I created this website using wordpress.com. Throughout the website I provided insights on how I got organized initially, ways I stay organized, and most importantly proof of my work to prove that I am a reliable source.

I initially wanted to create vlog because I thought it would be a better visual aide than text and photos, but about half way through I realized that I hated video editing, hated setting up lighting, and putting on a camera personality. It was not my cup of tea. So I focused on what I was good at and stuck to writing and photos.


Set up for final capstone presentation.

If you want a step by step process on how I created this website I really don’t have one. Weird considering I’m the girl that obsessed with organization and being orderly. But for this project life got in the way and life got hectic which happens to everyone. So I’ll do my best to explain this in an orderly way…

I first started by actually organizing my home. I had just moved into a new apartment and was unfortunately still living out of the boxes that were sitting in my guest bedroom. This part took the longest and really pushed me back in creating my website. Writing the content was extremely easy, but it was actually finding time to organize all of my belongings that was difficult.

Designing the website itself was a breeze. I think I actually designed the website in a day, for the most part. Now there were still small parts that I had to add in and edit but the base of it took me a day or two.

For my poster board for the final presentation I used vista print as my printing service. I got the poster within two days of ordering it and it only cost me roughly $20, which I did not think was bad.

At the end of the day I am extremely proud of the work I’ve accomplished and I hope Kelsey’s Key to Organization helps many get and stay organized.

Visit my website here: www.kelseyskeytoorganization.com

Still in Chains: Busting Myths and Recognizing Human Trafficking in American Culture and Politics.

A Research Paper.

Human trafficking is a part of every society in every country, but no one wants to admit it, especially here in the United States. After watching the documentary, 13th, on Netflix, it became painfully obvious how much an epidemic human trafficking is in our society and the ways we go to dismiss this crime. My name is Taylor Angle and for my capstone, I did a research paper on human trafficking, how it is being perceived in the media, what the government is doing, and what is the reality. Continue reading

From The Ground Up: A Social Media Campaign

Anyone who’s been in a band knows how easily it can consume your whole life, and the same goes for senior capstone projects. So I figured the only sane idea for my Capstone project was to use it as a way to combine the two workloads consuming my life into one stressful, but insanely fun, project. That’s why I decided to run a social media campaign for my band, Future To Claim, aptly named “From The Ground Up” after one of our songs. Continue reading