End of Spring Semester 2014

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Hard at work at the Pinecrest Community Center on a bright Sunday afternoon.

Ah, here we are again. The end of semester #2 in college. This semester has been quite an interesting and busy one, what with 20 credits and all. Though my GPA did take a hit this semester (down to 3.80), this semester has officially knocked the socks off last fall. My work for The Reporter has progressed quickly, from being afforded the opportunity to write a last-minute summary of an upcoming lecture series (Radio Reporter Kenny Malone To Visit Wolfson Campus As Part of The MDC Journalism Speaker Series) to interviewing college officials (Bashford Tapped As InterAmerican Campus President) and even profiling the Wolfson Campus’ high-caliber Café (Campus Café Serves Stylish Sustenance).

I’m actually in the newsroom as I write this!

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Officially the last picture of the semester! Taken as I walked out of my last final exam.

Beyond that, the two courses I learned a lot from this semester have truly left an impression on me: Intro to C++ Programming and Fundamentals of Music Theory. It was cool to try my hand at subjects that I’d never really involved myself in before, thereby challenging the feeling I often get after a school year or a semester passes: what did I learn that was really new?

Well, I certainly didn’t have the slightest clue as to how to read sheet music or program a text-based game before this semester, and now I do.

I got lucky and was able to catch a jam session going on in my theory class one day!
I got lucky and was able to catch a jam session going on in my theory class one day!

The semester also reinforced my idea that college is supposed to be a – amongst other things – a breeding ground for new experiences that will take me out of my comfort zone. I’m already used to classes where the norm is to listen to a lecture, engage in philosophical discussion and then write an essay about it all; therefore, it was a change of pace to engage in courses with a larger emphasis on hands-on activities, such as the labs in C++ Programming and the rhythm dictations in Music Theory.

The next two semesters will consist solely of prerequisite courses

such as Biology, Sociology and others.

Now it’s time to kick back and soak up the Miami sun!

You can very faintly see the sign of things to come on the display - The Reporter!
You can very faintly see the sign of things to come on the display – The Reporter!
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