Moving to Syracuse, NY

At the end of June, I moved to Syracuse, NY to attend graduate school at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. I am in a one-year M.A. program for Arts Journalism. This is my first time for a lot of things: my first time living alone, my first time living outside of Michigan, my first time living in an apartment and my first time moving somewhere where I don’t know a single person. However, now that I’m 2-3 weeks in, I think I’m getting the hang of it and I really love it!

Syracuse The City

The city is mostly a college town and a big portion of it revolves around Syracuse University. It has a lot of residential area and a pretty nice downtown scene. There seems to be a lot of art and food and history. It’s upstate and about four hours away from  New York City. I’m obsessed with my studio apartment, but I’ll have to do a separate post about that, so stay tuned!

Syracuse University

I am currently in what they refer to as “bootcamp.” Basically, it’s 6 credit hours in 6 weeks of summer, with classes from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Crazy right? So far our assignments have ranged from interviewing 10 strangers, to reaching out to alumni, to writing news stories, to touring arts venues in Syracuse, to taking quizzes on AP Style and current events. The campus itself is beautiful. There is a lot of amazing architecture and the inside of the newer buildings (such as Newhouse 3) are extremely innovative and modern. It’s really great.


Follow me on Snapchat to explore Syracuse with me!



We got iPad Mini 2’s as welcome gifts!



Meet Otto, the orange!


The original NBA shot clock! 



Some great local coffee 🙂 


xoxo, Kayla

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