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Student Hosts mtvU's 'Dean's List' Show
If you watch mtvU on campus this week, you may spot a familiar face. Kayla Washington, a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, is hosting the channel’s “Dean’s List” video countdown show through Sunday, April 18.
Washington’s one-hour segment is part of MTV’s “GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign.” GYT encourages Americans under age 25 to talk with health care providers and partners about getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Washington is a vocal supporter of GYT. She works as a peer educator for Planned Parenthood, educating students about sexual health issues and making healthy choices.
"I think there are a lot of students who don’t take the initiative to get tested because they’re afraid of what their friends might think,” said Washington during the episode. “But remember. Getting tested is not for your friends. It’s for you.”
Aside from counting down her 10 favorite videos, Washington showed how easy it is to get tested for STDs by getting tested herself, right on camera. She also shared STD statistics and gave tips on how to get more information about STDs.
Washington’s "Dean’s List" episode first aired on Tuesday, April 13. It airs again on Friday at 1 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. on mtvU, which is channel 46 on the University’s cable system. You can also watch it by clicking here.
Broadcast to more than 750 college campuses and via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches nearly nine million U.S. college students – making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students.