Journalism and Me

My journalism story starts quite oddly.

I spent the first two and a half years of my college education at Florida State College at Jacksonville (then Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

After one idiotic move, I was facing the dean of student success discussing my expulsion. I had jumped into a restricted pond, and in the past, I had jumped over a barbed wire fence.

Although the dean let me remain at the school and he expunged my record, I began devoting all of my energies into my college education and that included extracurricular activities.

This is a photo of me and an issue of The Campus Voice.
This is me holding the Sept. 1, 2009 issue of The Campus Voice.

I knew about the college newspaper, The Campus Voice, so I e-mailed the editor-in-chief and joined the paper as a writer.

As they say, the rest is history. I loved writing for the paper, and I took journalism courses and studied journalism as a major.

I continued writing for the paper for nearly two years, from February 2008 to December 2009.

I am now attending the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, and I am working for The Independent Florida Alligator as a copy editor.

I hope to one day become a community reporter for a daily newspaper.

My favorite newspapers are the St. Petersburg Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Florida Times-Union.