I am a fanatic when it comes to politics, and here at the University of Florida I participate
in both the political and media realm as the media director of the College Republicans. As
the media director, I contact the local newspapers, radio and television stations to gain
publicity for our organization.
I am also involved in the Freedom Foundation, which is a non-partisan, non-profit organization
that was founded in 2000. This new organization is planning to fund an alternative newspaper
that will begin publication in January of 2002. This newspaper will voice mainly conservative
viewpoints on news issues, but will be open to all viewpoints and people of other political
ideologies will be able to voice their opinions also. Republicans in Ganiesville have had
trouble over the years trying to voice their beliefs, because of the liberal biases of the
Alligator editors. I will be on the editing board (since I am the only journalist in the
organization) and will also organize the paper's layout. This is an exciting experience, and
will give me great practice for my future career.
I am not only a stubborn Republican, I am also involved in the University of Florida's chapter
of Habitat for Humanity. I admit that I do not attend meetings regularly, but I help build
houses and fund-raise for the club. Building houses is fun, even at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning,
and it is an amazing feeling to be a part of an organization that helps people help themselves.