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Allyssa Ertz

I'm Allyssa, & I'm one of the Editors-in-Chief of The Tack! As a senior, I am pursuing a major in Digital Media with tracks in Communication and Graphic Design.  As well as being a member of The Tack, I am also the secretary of the Society of Collegiate Journalists, a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, and am a media specialist for a few sports teams on campus.  I have previously been involved in Dance Team and Track in my first two years, but I have decided that I want to put that aside for the moment and focus on the passion I have for creative expression and interaction with people (basically, I really like to talk as well as write and design).   I love how The Tack Online has provided me with numerous connections on and off of campus and has broadened my writing horizons.  My talented staff members have been essential in my writing journey. I never would have come into contact with countless fantastic individuals without writing articles for this organization.  I have fallen in love with the way words piece themselves together into a story that has the potential to captivate the world.

Allyssa Ertz, Staff Writer

Mar 04, 2020
The Anti-Bucket List: Allyssa Edition (Story/Media)
Feb 25, 2020
Senior Night vs. Central: Beaver Basketball (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
Vanilla vs. Chocolate: Protein Edition (Story/Media)
Dec 04, 2019
Scrappy Joe from Scranton Stops in Storm Lake (Story/Media)
Nov 16, 2019
BVU Welcomes New Director of Admissions (Story)
Nov 09, 2019
Give Snow Some Credit (Media)
Nov 09, 2019
Six Reasons Why Snow Sucks! (Story/Media)
Nov 07, 2019
Could You Survive in Poverty? (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Candlelit for Canyon (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
How 30 Days Changed My Life (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2019
BVU Gives Warm Welcome to “The Woz” (Story)
May 25, 2019
Truth or Dare: Credibility of Journalism in the 21st Century (Story/Media)
May 16, 2019
A Marvelous Thrifting Experience (Story/Media)
May 16, 2019
The Computer Science Experience: Wythe Finalist Dr. Nathan Backman (Story)
May 08, 2019
Lucy Croft Begins as VP of Student Success (Story)
May 06, 2019
Both Head Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches Resign (Story/Media)
Apr 03, 2019
BVU Hosts 2020 Presidential Candidates at Heartland Forum (Story/Media)
Apr 03, 2019
CDI’s Female Student Leaders of BVU: Katie Gruhn  (Media)
Apr 02, 2019
Josh Cue – Director of Athletic Performance at BVU (Story/Media)
Mar 14, 2019
5 Creative Protein Recipes (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2019
Caffeine is a Drug (Media)
Mar 07, 2019
Success Series: How to Build Your Professional Portfolio  (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Kerkhoff Looks to Make History at NCAA D3 Nationals  (Media)
Jan 30, 2019
Curiosity might kill cats, but student journalists thrive on it (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Fall Rock Ensemble Takes the Stage (Story/Media)
Dec 05, 2018
Free Cupcakes for Five Freedoms (Story/Media)
Nov 23, 2018
The Right Way to Write Your Resume (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
A Conversation with Art Cullen: Watchdog Journalism in the Heartland (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Get Creative with Coconut Oil  (Story/Media)
Nov 10, 2018
College Life Hacks 101 (Story/Media)
Oct 27, 2018
Buena Vista Wrestling Prepares for Season Opener on Nov. 3 (Media)
Oct 23, 2018
Radio Daze: Did Amaze!  (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
10 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known My Freshman Year  (Story/Media)
Oct 10, 2018
Dorm Recipes for Dummies  (Story/Media)
Oct 02, 2018
Top Ten Tenacious Time Management Tips! (Story/Media)
Sep 19, 2018
Alan Maldonado: A Setup for Success (Story/Media)
Sep 15, 2018
Radio Daze: Here to Amaze (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Intramural Opportunity Options (Story)
May 25, 2018
An Institution Reimagined (Story)
May 16, 2018
BVU Concert Choir performs spring concert, “Senses” (Story)
May 01, 2018
BVU holds “Stop The Hate, Learn How To Prevent It” ACES (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
McGrew’s “By Beavers, For Beavers” wins Crystal Pillar Award (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Five Bible Verses For Finals Week (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Five Breakfast Recipes for Students On-the-Go (Story/Media)
Apr 09, 2018
Gone Phishin’ ACES (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
BVU Recreation Services offers activities perfect for Spring (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Managing diabetes while in college (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
A Runner’s Story: Brennan Dostal (Story)
Mar 27, 2018
Digital Media students win national awards in NYC (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Behind the Bar (Story)
Mar 13, 2018
Tips and Tricks For Midterm Success (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Fellowship of Christian Athletes facilitates the faith (Story)
Feb 24, 2018
Chinese New Year Event Celebrates Year of the Dog (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
MELT Couch Conversation: “Black Culture” Misconceptions (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
RA hiring process underway; should you apply? (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
BVU’s BSU Week Celebrates Black Culture (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
DIY Holiday Gifts (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
William Patterson University Psychology Professor encourages BVU students to achieve their goals with video game design (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Buena Vista University Campus Radio Station Celebrates 20 Years on the Air (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Captivating Classes: January Interim Choices (Story/Media)
Nov 16, 2017
Stranger Things Returns (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Breathtaking Bands of BVU: “Rock Ensemble” (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Miranda Pollock: Life of Lifting (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
A Wrestler’s Story: Shane Vaughan (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
A Wrestler’s Story: Shane Vaughan (Media)
Oct 18, 2017
Fall Bucket List (Story/Media)
Oct 12, 2017
New Faculty Profile: Stacy Johnson  (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
The Flu Ends with You  (Story)
Oct 07, 2017
“What’s the Scoop?” Giovanni’s: An Italian Addition to Storm Lake (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
What’s the Scoop: A Better Day Cafe (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
New Faculty Profile: Mary Donato (Story)
May 02, 2017
BVU Marches Against Sexual Assault (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2017
Visually impaired artist from Texas comes to BVU to paint (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
Sexual Assault Day of Awareness (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
15 Ways to Survive a Rainy Day (Story/Media)
Apr 07, 2017
Extra Job Ideas (Story/Media)
Apr 03, 2017
Safety for Victims of Human Trafficking (Story/Media)
Mar 10, 2017
Late Night at La Juas (Story/Media)
Mar 08, 2017
Throwing It Back to Childhood TV shows (Story)
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