In addition to being in the Honors program, she has recently become involved in Rip or Rave, a
communication-based club on campus.
Mary Cox: It’s kind of like Ball State’s “Fashion Police.” It’s a show that airs once a month and
showcases fashion tips for the average college student, reviews runway trends, and, like Fashion
Police, reviews red carpet looks from big events.
N&N: Where does Rip or Rave air?
MC: It airs on Cardinal Vision, also on YouTube at the Rip or Rave account, and also on
N&N: How did you find out about Rip or Rave?
MC: It was in the pride guide and I signed up officially at the CCIM [College of Communication
Information and Media] Superparty.
N&N: What is your function in the Rip or Rave community?
MC: I run their Instagram account (@riporrave). I post to let people know when episodes are
airing and what can be expected in each episode. I also try to get our followers more involved
with #OOTD contests and stuff like that. I do post the occasional fashion tip and trick.
N&N: You are only a freshman. How does your status affect your authority within Rip or Rave,
if at all?
MC: I definitely feel that it’s an open environment as far as idea-sharing goes. Geordan, the
executive producer who is a senior, is open to ideas and sharing. Even as a freshman, I have a
pretty good position in running the Instagram. I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes, which is the
only reason I wouldn’t suggest things. And, they [Rip or Rave production crew] have been open
to letting new members like me try new things, like running the cameras.
N&N: How does Rip or Rave affect what you want to do in the future?
MC: I want to go into sales and promotions. Even though I don’t necessarily have the “classroom
knowledge,” having an experience in an organization that lets me get my feet wet is beneficial to
my learning process. And, upperclassmen have offered to connect me with people high-up in the
TCOM [telecommunications] program, which is the area I want to be in.
N&N: What’s your favorite part thus far of Rip or Rave?
MC: The people are really funny. The comments they make about fashion get me #rollin.