Female run news website HerCampus launches in DCU

By Rebecca Keane

Worldwide female writing website HerCampus launches in DCU.

HerCampus, a female-run news site aimed at college level students has been launched in DCU.

The online content hub, which runs articles and stories in the areas of beauty, style, health, love, life, LGBTQ+ issues and education was launched by DCU students Megan Conway and Rachael Martin on February 14th.

The online magazine, originally founded in America by Harvard students Stephanie Kaplan, Windsor Hanger Western and Annie Wang in 2009 is a global community and sharing platform for female students to learn not only about college life but also issues that are affecting the world today.

Kaplan spoke of her delight at the website being expanded to DCU: “We’re thrilled to open up Her Campus DCU and to work with people as talented as Megan and Rachael”.

“As the new semester begins, having students at an academic institution like DCU contributing to Her Campus on a regular basis should be a tremendous resource for our growing audience,” Kaplan said.

The content listed on site is different in comparison to many other sites as all stories and articles are written by students for students. Any content written by a DCU student can be read in any other college and shared anywhere across the world also.

The arrival of HerCampus to DCU will prove to be a useful resource for any burgeoning journalists as the site’s former writers have landed jobs  and interned in internationally recognised brands such as Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue and MTV.

HerCampus as a company has many prestigious awards and accolades under its belt, winning the Harvard’s business plan award in 2009, and the award Best All-Around Team in MassChallenge in 2011, before being named the Top Small Business of the Year by the Boston Chamber of Commerce in 2013.

The HerCampus Facebook page can be found under the name @HerCampusDCU or on the website hercampus.com/DCU.

Rebecca Keane

Image: HerCampus.ie