Tyler McDowell-Blanken

Tyler McDowell-Blanken

Tyler McDowell-Blanken is a guest blogger for CollegeXpress, and a junior majoring in journalism at the University of Arizona. Hip-hop, basketball, fashion, poetry—these are all elements that shape his life. Tyler is from Glendale, Arizona by way of New York City (an avid New York sports fan—Knicks, Yankees, Giants, etc.). Tyler enjoys staying involved on campus and sharing his experiences with fellow students. He credits both his professional and personal success back to his parents and figures in the community who paved the way. His dream is to find a successful career in the journalism field and have the ability to give back to underprivileged communities. You can catch up with him on Twitter @TylerJMcDowell

 

Articles

A Poem About College

Our guest blogger wrote a poem about college life.read more

The Decision

Choosing a college was one of the longest and toughest decisions I have ever made. I went on campus tours, received fancy brochures in the mail, but it just took me a long time to make up my mind. However, upon reflecting on how I came to choose my college, a few things stuck out in my mind that I'd like to share with you.read more

Perception is Reality for a College Student

Have you heard the phrase "perception is reality?" It may be cliché, but for college students, it rings true!read more

A Freshman Reflection

Sage advice for freshmen starting college this fall: just do you!read more