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There are more than 21 million U.S. college students, and some campuses are so big they’re like cities within cities. Every institution of higher learning has myriad news sources, from official newspapers to social media platforms to — most recently and infamously — anonymous campus crier Yik Yak. Some college publications have ambitions and appeal that transcend the campus boundaries.

One such example is The Student Body (TSB), a digital magazine that focuses on the physical, mental, and social health of college students and other young people ages 18 to 24. It emerged from an enterprising class of DIY students at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications in Gainesville and now aims to reach a national audience. With 31.5 million in its demographic, TSB bills itself as “a one-stop shop for information on how young adults can enhance their quality of life.”

To find out more about how this publication came to life in a classroom, I put these questions to


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Source: Street Fight