Monday, November 26, 2007

Semester Wrap-up

I would like to thank the Academy. Actually, God did it. Without Him I would probably have dropped out a while ago. And without my parents, sister, friends, gramma, aunts and uncles, cousins, dog, fish, mosquitoes, plants and water I would have never made it.
(Picture is of my dog Shilo. Taken by me.)
My 10 year adventure in college is coming to an end. See Dad, I'm not actually going to be a forever-student! Three weeks from today I'll be sitting at home as a college graduate with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Wow.

It's been another adventure to do this blog for the Catscan. It was pretty interesting learning about what different religions are doing to help the environment. My first favorite was talking about Christianity and interviewing my friend Will because I had a chance to share my faith. My next favorite was Rastafarianism because I learned so much about it.

I know my dad and teacher Jay were loyal readers. I'm not sure if there were really any others, but thank you.

To future Catscanners:
This class is a great chance to learn about anything you want to know for fun or your future career. I learned a lot about organization and communication as the copy chief. Any of you that decide to do editing - we learned it's easier to just call the reporter instead of emailing them when you have questions about a story. Also, don't be too uptight. My role got a lot easier once I relaxed and let people write their stories how they wanted.

Here's a couple bloopers that were changed before publishing:
"Davis Mountain" instead of Davis Monthan Airforce Base
"Papus New Guinea" instead of Papua
"Eclectic Car" instead of Electric

There were many scriptures that I clung to to get me through school, but I'm going to leave you with one that I think sums it all up.