Halfway mark

by Nicholas Laughlin

It’s crazy that my first semester of college is halfway over. Fortunately it has been a crazy experience and I wouldn’t trade for anything. One of the crazy things that happened last week was that I registered for my spring classes. I really cannot believe that. In the midst of taking midterms and a final in my Grammar for Journalism class, I had to register for my spring classes. I am really excited for my schedule because I have only one class on Wednesday and no classes on Friday!

At the end of my busy week, I got to spend Friday afternoon with working journalism professionals from the central Texas area. I am a news reporter for The University Star and every year they invite fellow news reporters to look at our work and help us improve. It was one of the best experiences that I have had so far. I loved all of the constructive criticism I received. It definitely re-charged the passion I have for journalism.

To continue my on with journalism, I am nerding out too much for Mass Communication Week this week! There are so many interesting sessions that I can’t wait to attend. I am most excited for Evan Smith’s session. Evan is the editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, which is a terrific digital news organization about Texas public policy and politics. I am sure he will give an interesting session.

The only other thing I am more excited about than Mass Communication Week is getting to go home this weekend. I have not been home since I moved in, so it will be refreshing to go back to Fort Worth for a couple of days. I will get to see my family and more importantly my dog!

I am so ready to tackle the next half of the semester. I have accomplished so much in a very small amount of time. I am excited to see what the rest of the semester holds. There are only five more weeks until Thanksgiving break and eight more weeks until winter break. We can do it!

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