Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
ULife.com, a publication centering on the “University Lifestyle,” went live earlier this semester. The website’s mission to inform, engage and entertain will give the collective college community a voice and shed light on modern university life and concerns.
“Statistics show the system is failing and ultimately this is the student’s responsibility. If they accept the education/ULife they are receiving, it’s their fault if they leave unprepared,” says Founder Barrett Masso. “So by engaging the student body, discovering what issues need attention, then taking and leading action, change will come.”
Originally started in 2003 by Masso, then a student at Arizona State University, the idea has changed just as the world has changed. Despite the continuous tuition hikes and budget cuts and the downtrodden job market, those with a podium to shout from sometimes drown out the student voices.
“College related issues have been put on the back burner of a lot of political agendas,” says Emily Kelley, Senior Editor. “So it’s up to the students to make sure their concerns are heard.”
ULife’s contributors, who are all college students or recent college graduates, will have the opportunity to freely express themselves regarding the topics they care most about. The site features everything from fitness and entertainment to dating and politics, with a target demographic of 18-24 year olds. The website can be read by anyone, and features stories, photographs and videos.
“I want ULife to be something that influences lives on grand scale,” says Masso. “Because it influences so much more than just college life. More prepared graduates leads to more successful young adults. This means more jobs, more income, a stronger economy, a cleaner environment, less social issues, happier individuals, and the list goes on. But it starts on the campus. It starts with those who are vocal on the campus: the student journalists.”
ULife is currently hiring interns for the Spring 2012 semester, as well as looking for weekly contributors. ULife is always accepting article submissions from collegiate journalists nationwide. Student journalists can win cash and prizes through a variety regularly scheduled contests on the site.
ULife is the university lifestyle; a community dedicated to improving the experience while at college. Barrett Masso originally founded it in 2003. Masso is an ASU business graduate originally from Tulsa, Okla. Emily Kelley is a Cal State Northridge student from Paso Robles, California. ULife consists of http://www.ulife.com. ULife is also on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, please contact Senior Editor Emily Kelley at Emily(at)ulife(dot)com.