katie olson

Selected Published Writing

My writing is published most frequently on the University of Redlands Bulldog Blog. Explore my author page and subsequent blog posts.

For the Los Angeles Times

For Och Tamale Magazine

For the University of Redlands

For Cultureisms

For Seattle Pacific University
Spring 2016


For The Falcon Newspaper

  • Arcade Fire still hot after a decade — October 2014
  • College radio a place for expression — April 2014
  • De Botton: 'News replaced religion' — March 2014
  • Paper app a curated news source — February 2014
  • 2013's best releases, big and small — December 2013
  • Miley and Lorde: closer in age than in capability — October 2013
  • Venture out into the city — May 2013
  • Music videos give musicians creativity — May 2013
  • Pseudo-cocktail parties disingenuous — May 2013
  • Traveling exhibit causes tension — May 2013
  • TV perpetuates bullying — May 2013

While in college, I had the opportunity to write and edit an entire yearbook.

Selected published playlists

Back to School

A playlist celebrating the beginning of the new school year featuring artists such as Weezer, Vampire Weekend, and Yo La Tengo. 

Happy Birthday, Thurber!

A playlist honoring the University mascot, Thurber, on his eighth birthday. Includes songs from Baha Men, The Beatles, and Elvis. 

Happy Halloween! 

A spooky playlist for getting into the Halloween spirit. Celebrate with The Cramps and Harry Styles.

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