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1. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Everyone needs a riveting documentary series in their Netflix arsenal. If you're not believing the hype, I'm here to tell you: BELIEVE THE HYPE. I'm going to be real with you guys, I haven't finished it yet. With that said though, I am already hooked because it is seriously so juicy. Every episode is another twist and turns about how Joe Exotic (yes that is actually what he calls himself) grows to hate Carole Baskin so much that he tries to kill her. Plus, there are some seriously cute tigers.

Total watch time: ~5 hours and 50 minutes

Seasons/Episodes: 1 season, 7 episodes

2. On My Block

This is a quarantine and Netflix original MUST. You have to at least watch this show for Jamal, you’ll thank me later. Basically, it’s about this group of 4 high schoolers who navigate life in Crenshaw, a neighborhood in Los Angeles with a lot of gang activity. Don’t get me wrong, this show deals with some heavy topics, but it has hilarious side plots.

Total watch time: ~14 hours

Season/Episodes: 3 seasons, 28 episodes

3. The Office/Parks and Recreation

We all need a good, wholesome sitcom playing on a loop in the background of our quarantine lock up. You either love The Office or Parks and Rec., it's an on-going debate. If you haven't seen either, you need to get on it right now because you are missing out on some quality memes/jokes. Each is about a quirky group of office co-workers who go through experiences that would literally never happen in the workplace in real life.

Total watch time: The Office- ~64 hours; Parks and Rec- ~40 hours and 40 minutes

Seasons/Episodes: The Office- 9 seasons, 192 episodes; Parks and Rec- 7 seasons, 122 episodes

4. The Great British Baking Show

This is my reality show pick for you. You get baking, light drama, and British accents- what more could you ask for. You could actually ask for a lot more, but Netflix is kind of limited in the reality TV department (tea). I dig this show though because it is surprisingly relaxing and entertaining at the same time. It also makes me want to cook, which we all have time for now that everything else is closed.

Total watch time: ~95 hours and 20 minutes

Seasons/Episodes: 4 series, 14 seasons, 104 episodes

5. Gossip Girl

If you haven't seen this show, what were you going in the early 2000s and where did you get your fashion inspiration?! Everyone needs a good throwback high school drama series in the quarantine survival bag. Here you'll get a daily dose of drama, a view of what your high school experience could have been, and some cute eye candy. Also, you’ll spend the whole series trying to figure out who Gossip Girl is.

Total watch time: ~80 hours and 40 minutes

Seasons/Episodes: 6 seasons, 121 episodes

This blog post was written by Amelia Wilt, Assistant Conference Coordinator.

  • Temple PRSSA

Our third membership spotlight of the semester is Katie Lindley. This is her second semester in PRSSA, and she has really been standing out! Here is a Q&A we had with her:

Q: Where are you from? What is your major/minor?

A: I'm from Long Island NY and I'm a CSI major with a possible double major in human development and community engagement hehe

Q: How long have you been a member of PRSSA?

A: This is my second semester in PRSSA.

Q: Why do you love PRSSA? What do you hope to get out of it?

A: I love the PRSSA community of supportive professional people that motivate me to be successful! I joined so I could learn PR skills while still majoring in my passions and I definitely have learned a lot in the fundraising and conference committees!

Q: What committee are you a part of? What have you done with this committee?

A: I'm apart of the fundraising and conference committee and I've made such good friends! In the fundraising committee, I helped with the snacks on a stick fundraiser by making the beloved iCarly theme and I also helped make the chocolate covered strawberries! In conference committee, I was a part of the PR committee where I learned how to make graphics and draft emails! We also wrote letters to other PRSSA chapters and that was a lot of fun.

Q: What PRSSA events have you participated in?

A: I've participated in all the fundraisers and the mentorship program!

Q: What other TU organizations are you a part of?

A: I'm also the incoming president for the Temple chapter of She's the First and the incoming Director of Finance for Box of Balloons Philadelphia, and I'm also in the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority!

Q: Coolest place you’ve ever traveled to?

A: I haven't done a lot of traveling yet but my two dream destinations are Prague and Kenya (or anywhere in Africa).

Q: Favorite social media platform and why?

A: I love Twitter. That bird app controls my life. I just think it's the funniest and fun I'm on it all day (along with TikTok).

Q: Dream job?

A: My dream job is to manage my own non-profit that focuses on children's education or literally any cause I'm passionate about!

Feel free to follow Katie on social media! Her handles are @k80lindley for Instagram and Twitter!

This blog post was written by Christina Billie, Digital Publications Editor and Katie Lindley, General Body Member.

Since last May, I have served as the Conference Coordinator. Being in this position was easily the best decision I made so far in college. Not only did I get to work alongside the best assistant coordinators, but I also created a broad network of people throughout the Mid-Atlantic district.

Although event planning is one of the most stressful jobs you can do, it was so fun and fast-paced. I’ve outlined five skills that I learned were most important to developing a conference like PRogress Through Tech:

1. Organization

There are so many moving parts such as the venue management, speaker lineup, registering and managing attendees, and more.

2. Email etiquette

You are the point of contact for the entire event, so anyone and everyone will email you about the events.

3. Eye for graphics

Although we had a committee creating graphics, you are in charge of editing and approving all graphics used for social media and promotions.

4. Leadership qualities

Even though this was my first real leadership experience, I had to make sure I was communicating with everyone clearly.

5. Time-management

Planning an event as big as this could be a job on its own. I found it hard to balance my schoolwork, jobs and planning the conference. For this semester, I tried to do most of my homework by Monday so I could focus primarily on the conference Tuesday through Thursday.

At the end of the day, our conference was ultimately canceled due to concerns regarding COVID-19. This decision was made for good reasons, but it was devastating to be unable to see all of our hard work come together. I cannot appreciate and thank everyone who played a part in this conference enough for everything they did.

To the next conference coordinator, enjoy each and every moment of planning, even if it isn’t fun at times. Here’s to making our next conference even bigger and better!

This blog post was written by Mackenzi Hockensmith, Conference Coordinator.