Archive for February, 2013



Century Times Staff 2013Image by Jorge Vargas

Century Times Staff 2013
Image by Jorge Vargas

I am acting as current Art Director for a college newspaper, The Century Times.  We are currently in danger of losing our funding, and in effect, the school as a whole will lose its voice.  We need all the help we can get from our readers!  Please check out the article below, written by our Editor in Chief, Matthew Hoemke.  It has a lot of good information, including how a person can pitch in and help if they would like!  Any support would mean so much to us and future generations of writers who would benefit from this Journalism program!

http://www.centurytimesonline.com/2013/02/27/the-century-times-to-lose-funding/

Also… you can check out their Facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/TheCenturyTimes


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Mary Tyler Moore Statue which can be found on the Nicollet Mall, Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Image found at underdogcontest.blogspot.com

That is not an exaggeration!  I am feeling like the girl who “could turn the world on with her smile,” as of late.  Last week was an amazing whirlwhind of promotion to Art Director of the school newspaper, Spring Play auditions, an interview with a New York Times National Best Selling Author, and many newspaper deadlines and events to cover.  School and career are finally taking off!  I am feeling so very fortunate and I am frequently tempted to pinch myself just to make sure it’s all real!

This week, I found out I got a part, a much better one than I had thought possible, in my school’s Spring Play.  I am over the  moon with excitement.  I haven’t been in a play since I performed The King and I with the Saint Paul Opera Workshop when I was 12.  I have sung on a stage since then, but not acted.  I am so very, very grateful to have the opportunity to learn more from this new experience, to soak in all the information I can from the Director and my peers, and to just have a blast while doing it!

Today I will be participating in a Student Success Day panel showcasing my Honors Project on Anne Boleyn.  I am so thrilled to be asked to do this and I can’t wait to show off my work!  I loved the Anne Boleyn project and am so proud that my British Literature professor recommended me!

Going to travel to Madison, Wisconsin for the very first time right after the Student Success Day panel.  I plan to take a lot of pictures to practice my photography skills for the newspaper.

I just feel like I can’t stop smiling.  I never in a million years thought that when I started school after 20 years and having never been to college that I could do all of these things.  I knew I loved to write.   That was it.  Now… so many changes, so much richness has been added to my life and I feel it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made.  I’m not looking back.  I am moving forward full steam ahead!!!!!!