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Alejandro

My hometown is the great city of Portland, Oregon. I currently reside in Eugene and attend the University of Oregon. I am in my senior year of college majoring in Public Relations. In addition to being a student, I work for Ethos Magazine, a student-run publication. I 'm also a communications intern for the University of Oregon School of Law. I am a sports fanatic who loves the Portland Trail and Oregon Ducks. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, attending sporting events, and spending time with friends and family. I can read, watch, and talk about sports all day every day. PR and Sports, it's what I love!
Alejandro has written 15 posts for Colliding Worlds

Objective vs. Ethical

Do public relations practitioners have to be objective? My answer to that question is no! As a PR practitioner, your job is to express the opinions of the company/organization you represent. Most of the time the company/organization you represent will not have a neutral standing in a situation. The company/organization will have its own feelings … Continue reading

A Half Naked Tweet

A picture of a woman in a thong that was labeled “The Girl With The Biggest Ass Ever” appeared on  New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith’s twitter account Thursday. The woman in the picture was a model named Tahiry Jose. The NBA fined Smith $25,000 for posting the inappropriate picture on his twitter. Smith eventually … Continue reading

Was Patricia Heaton Really Sorry For Her Offensive Tweet?

I constantly hear about a celebrity tweeting something offensive, racist, or ignorant. They do it knowing that moments later the media and fans around the world will see it and criticize them for the tweet. Celebrities know that an offensive, racist, or ignorant tweet is like gold to a journalist, and that a journalist will … Continue reading

Putting Student Athletes Through Social Media Courses

  Do public relations practitioners have to be objective? My answer to that question is no! As a PR practitioner, your job is to express the opinions of the company/organization you represent. Most of the time the company/organization you represent will not have a neutral standing in a situation. The company/organization will have its own … Continue reading

Why Blog?

Blogging! Why do I do it?  I do it because it allows me to share my interests with people, and because there are no restrictions to blogging. I can express my feelings and thoughts on my blog and write about whatever I feel is important. My blog is the only platform where I can write in … Continue reading

Chad Ochocinco Offers College Football Player a Free Pair of Shoes

Chad Ochocinco is well known for his sense of humor and entertaining touchdown celebrations. Some of which include putting the football with a pylon, proposing to a Bengals Cheerleader, and  holding up a  sign after scoring a touchdown that read, “Dear NFL, please Don’t fine me again!” On March 5, Ochocinco wasn’t noticed for his unique … Continue reading

“Checking in” before you begin

A friend once asked me, “why should I wear a condom when I sleep with a girl? Sex sucks when you wear a rubber.”  My response was, “it would suck even more if you got a girl you barely know pregnant or caught an STD.” After my response, my buddy just laughed  it off and … Continue reading

Sprite’s Worldwide Search for Basketball Talent

This world is full of undiscovered talent, and order to be discovered you must be publicized. 24 lucky basketball players from around the world will get more publicity than they have ever had before when the participate in the Sprite Uncontainable Game at NBA All-Star 2013. Sprite has recently announced its search for talented amateur … Continue reading

NBA Weaves Social Media into 2012 All-Star Weekend

Photo by: Cinefilo via flickr Creative dunks, great passes, and tons of three point shots were all present in the 2012 All-Star weekend, but what differentiated it from previous All-Star weekends was how social media was used in the festivities. Twitter, Facebook, text messaging, mobile apps, and website-based voting were all intertwined in the 2012 … Continue reading

#Sports Illustrated and the Linsanity Controversy#

Jeremy Lin (aka Linsanity) is the topic of conversation around the NBA because of the impressive offensive numbers he has been putting up. The Harvard graduate has been outstanding on the court and has scrored his second straight Sports Illustrated cover. Lin is one of only three players to ever appear on an SI cover … Continue reading