I’ve given my two cents about my love affair with New Orleans. I’ve written a lengthy article in USA TODAY College all about my love affair with my hometown of Fayetteville, Ark. Now I think it’s time I made a confession. I’ve been cheating on my first loves with Columbia.
I have to admit, it wasn’t love at first sight. Yes, MU is a stunning campus. And Columbia has some really amazing finds if you explore a little (I’m looking at you, Pinnacles Youth Park).
But perhaps what really clinched the deal on my heart was Columbia’s amazing festivals. Roots ‘N’ Blues was one of the highlights of my fall semester. For this spring (though right now it looks like a tundra out there), I already know one of the highlights will be the True/False Film Festival.
This weekend will be a whirlwind of watching incredible films, hearing from the world-renowned filmmakers and being mesmerized that this event is happening in my own downtown. Vox Magazine came out today with a fantastic package that tells me everything I ever wanted to know about the festival. Not only has their work been extremely helpful to me as a festival-goer, but as a fellow journalist, I’m proud of the love and passion displayed in their work. Clearly, we all will have a love affair with Columbia this weekend. And I’m incredibly excited for all of the knowledge and adventure this weekend will bring.