Alyssa Phillips, a graphic design major in the undergraduate communications design department, recently contributed to a Buffalo News article on her freshmen year experience at Pratt. In the article, Phillips described how she decided to attend Pratt because of her interest in art and because of its New York City location and close proximity to Manhattan. She listed the pros and cons of the Institute, and noted the number of campus activities available to her and her fellow classmates. Other institutions that were featured include Binghampton University (Binghampton, New York) and Point Park University (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania). The article appeared in the paper’s weekly NeXT section, which features articles written by young journalists. Phillips was a correspondent to the publication during her last two years in high school.