Tyarian Carson, born to parents Tykensian Barnes and Edward Carson, is a 20-year-old Junior, Mass Communications major at Alcorn State University (ASU).
Hailing from the Great City of Lights, Canton, Mississippi, Carson chose to become a Mass Communications major. Choosing Mass Communications as her major wasn’t a casual decision, it was a pathway to express her true authentic self. “I chose this major because I am passionate about writing and media content,” said Carson. She envisions herself as a future news anchor.
Carson is not only a student scholar, but she is an active member of various organizations on campus, including IMPACT Community Service Organization, where she serves as Community Service Chairperson, Girl’s Coalition, where she serves as Adopt-A-Freshman Chairperson, The Collegiate 100 Women of Alcorn State University, Rising 100, Alcorn State University Senate, and member of the Royal Braves Dance Team. Within the Mass Communications Department, she wears multiple hats as a staff writer for The Campus Chronicle, Alcorn’s online newspaper, a Co-host of the talk show, ‘Airing It Out’ which airs on ASU TV-13, Alcorn’s TV station, and a radio host of her show, ‘Girl Talk’ on WPRL 91.7 FM, Alcorn’s radio station.
“Hosting a talk show has always been a dream of mine and doing this brings out the best in me,” stated Carson. The talk show allows her to share her experiences, opinions and other things that shape her into the person that she is today. Writing for The Campus Chronicle is a crucial step in becoming the best writer that she can possibly be. Her involvement with new stories instills confidence, paving the way for her future as a Broadcast Journalist.
A guiding principle in Carson’s life is captured in the words of Madam C.J. Walker where she states, “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come, get up and make them yourself.” This quote resonates deeply within her, driving her to pursue her dreams.
While Carson credits numerous people for contributing to her success, her parents stand out as her pillars of strength. “Their unwavering support and daily encouragement push me to reach new heights. My friends play a pivotal role as well, acting as my cornerstone, providing uplifting cheers whether I’m hosting a talk show or dancing in the stands with the Royal Braves. My professors add another layer of inspiration, teaching me the invaluable lesson that life is too short to not get up and chase my dreams,” said Carson.
After graduating from Alcorn, Carson’s sights are set on landing a job or an internship at a prestigious news station. Simultaneously, she plans to pursue her Master’s degree at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.