The times, they are a changin’

Teaching in the throes of the pandemic Today, many educators are struggling with the whipsawed, topsy-turvy world of teaching every student in every grade, including college and graduate school, in the clouded atmosphere of the pandemic. While a migration to online learning has been occurring for quite some time, the acceleration to virtual platform instruction […]

Get out of your comfort zone

This blog was written by Kynedi N. Grier – communications management intern at Hirons and recent graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. When I was deciding on a major for my undergraduate degree, I was confident about two things: I love connecting with people and want to have flexibility with my career. When I decided […]

Why diversity matters in the workplace

While Americans seem to be more deliberately divided than ever before, especially politically, most of us still recognize the value of diverse people in our lives. Don’t believe me? A recent Pew Research Center survey found about 58 percent of U.S. adults believe “an increasing number of people of different races, ethnic groups and nationalities […]

Theatrics, Substance and Soliloquy: How State of the Union speeches use the writer’s toolbox

It’s no secret that in recent decades, presidents have used the very effective technique of inviting notable people to the State of the Union address and then calling attention to them. On Feb. 5, President Trump used the entire playbook. Trump’s speech included a string of carefully screened and orchestrated vignettes that featured celebrated war […]