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Student Spotlight on Steele Osborne

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You’re not the same anymore. You’re a different person when you go and come back, you’re not the same,” said former platoon sergeant Steele Osborn, on his experience in the military.

A career of military service to our glorious country sounded appealing to a twenty-year-old roofer living in Florida. Unsatisfied with where his life was headed, Steele Osborn responded to a call from an army recruiter in 2004, and was told that his ASVAB entry exam scores were such that he was qualified for any position in the army. However, he also learned that he was color-blind, and that because of this he would not be qualified to do anything other than “wash somebody’s clothes”. Then he learned of a waiver he could get to become a truck driver in Iraq – something the military desperately needed at the time, proved by a $7000 bonus supplied to Osborn. Looking back, he suspects it was all a ploy to convince him to fill the trucking position.

Osborn was deployed to Iraq almost immediately, and spent three consecutive thanksgivings there. “Holidays don’t mean s--- to me. When you’re working on every single holiday and you’re away from your family on Christmas, when you’re away from your family on thanksgiving, so what.”

While in Iraq the first year, he didn’t have a lot of time to reminisce of holidays past with his family. He said, “the mission comes first – the only important thing is your mission, that’s it. Your feelings and stuff like that aren’t important. It’s just another day.” Before he left, Thanksgiving had been his favorite holiday.

However, his attitude about holidays wasn’t the only thing that changed. After he returned from military service, Osborn found it difficult to connect with people, and still has trouble being able to trust others. “Now you see the evil in people. You don’t see the good, you see the bad, even if it’s not there, and that’s the problem.” He also admitted that if he weren’t attending school, he would just lock himself away. “It bothers me that I can’t shut it off, that I’m never gonna be that person again”

Since his return from Iraq, Osborn has become more cynical about the motivation behind engaging in wars. “I don’t believe in America as much as I use to. I believe that what we’re fighting for isn’t right. I don’t think we’ve helped anybody, and a lot of American lives have been wasted for nothing.” He believes that wars are just a front for government powers to make money, and that we aren’t actually solving anything. “Poor people die, rich people make more money.”

He said that if he had known about this while serving, that he wouldn’t have cared about fighting for his country. He developed a belief that a soldier is blinded to reality as soon as you put on the uniform, and there is this vision that a solider is, “something great, something you wanted to be, you’re doing great things for your country [when] realistically, all you are is just a little pawn in a game.” 

He now regrets the things he did while in he was stationed in Iraq. “I feel like I went there for nothing. I feel ashamed that I even went and did the stuff that I did, and was proud of what I did. I feel like I was robbed of my innocence.”

It was his experience that soldiers often don’t want to see the reality of how they are affecting the Iraqi citizens. He remembered one particular day when he was traveling in a convoy of military vehicles down the road. Civilian cars are not allowed on the roads with the military convoys, so they have to pull over and wait for them to pass. Some of the civilians started giving them trouble about this, and one of the soldiers broke protocol and shot a warning shot with a 50-calibur gun. It then ricocheted into an Iraqi driver’s head, killing him and forcing his car into a ditch.

At the time, Osborn was irritated because the convoy then had to wait for the Iraqi police to show up before they could continue. “It makes me sick to my stomach that I cared more that it took time out of my day than the fact we just killed somebody for no reason. I feel like we never should have been there in the first place.”

Henrik Haude Spotlight

Henrik Haude is an 18-year-old first generation college student with the goal of completing a major in chemistry or political science. Most importantly he aspires to become a military officer.

He was born in Cologne, Germany to a German father and American mother. His family moved to the U.S. when he was the age of 7; he holds dual citizenship, and can speak German moderately well.

Haude’s current educational plans are to successfully complete his two remaining quarters at Pierce College for his associate’s degree. He also is in the process of getting his high school diploma.

Balancing two completely different disciplines and maintaining strict educational goals hasn’t always been the easiest of roads to travel. He acknowledges this academic gauntlet as a sort of trainer that is prepping him for university and in general – life.

“It’s been hard, but I try to keep my goals in mind; down to the smallest of details,” he said.

These fleeting difficulties have also been slowly preparing him for the strenuous career as a United States military officer, and the challenge of getting into the prestigious United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

What is driving him to a career as a military officer he said, “It’s a narrow choice, but one that offers the most opportunity.” Haude also sees the benefits of going into military school, “It’s basically guaranteed employment,” and “In fact, students are paid, fed, clothed, and trained while they attend.”

While those basic necessities are important to him; he also sees the important life skills he would be gaining, “Service and also leadership are important values to being an officer,” he said.

Haude is already well into the process of starting to learn some of those values.

With service to his country being the first of those two major values; Haude would be the first in his family to voluntarily serve in a military environment. He also knows that becoming a military officer would give him first-hand experience. It would also show him show him the ins-and-outs – good and bad of the military.

The other important value to Haude is leadership. He is an officer on the board of Pierce’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Community Colleges, and rowing.

Of those three, rowing happens to be Haude’s favorite, and he even describes rowing as,

“Probably one of the best things I’ve ever done in [my] life.”

The reason rowing has made such an impact; Haude said, “It’s a unique sport that has

challenged and rewarded me.” It has also taught him how to better himself, have compassion, and how to be the leader to a like-minded group of individuals in the toughest of times.

 

After his career as a military officer is finally over; he plans to come back to Washington state to start opportunities for community outreach in Tacoma, and the surrounding areas. He hopes of inspiring another generation to reach for their own goals – no matter how difficult.

Student Spotlight: Gareth Hemmings

After five years of experience with Nigerian goats and Welsh ducks, a homeschooled teen of suburban Spanaway indulges in a lifestyle choice he hopes to contribute too his adult years.

            Gareth Hemmings is an 18-year-old care taker for two Nigerian goats and five Welsh ducks. This title was given to him five years ago when his mother started her months of research, insisting on getting the animals for the family.

            “My mom talked about getting them, but it got serious when I started building the barn,” Hemmings said.

            On a typical day, Hemmings wakes up at 7 a.m to open the barn to milk the goats and gather the eggs. “It took a long time for me to milk them, but then I got used to it,” he recalled. He then attends class and hangs out with his other siblings.

            Although Hemmings has a way with animals, he did not grow up on a farm. Eight years ago his mother built a garden consisting of vegetables and herbs. “The garden is continuously growing,” Hemmings said.

            Within Hemmings’ community there are other houses where he can see chicken wiring from his window. Hemmings said he can hear a rooster crowing from a house not far from his.

            Hemmings consistently changes his mind about going into agriculture for himself. However, he said that if he were to do anything in relation, he would have a garden. “I think I would focus on gardening, and not so much with animals,” he said. “I feel like it’s too much to do both.”

            Hemmings said that there is more that goes into just milking a couple of goats at home. He and his mother, who is a first generation owner, are on the “forefront” of everything, although they do have their family who helps out as well.

Hemmings and his family do not use machinery. Everything is done with hand tools and is natural.  He clips the goats’ hooves, cleans the eggs, and in the summer time he cuts the goats’ hair to prevent them from overheating. Once a year, he helps the goats to breed.

Hemmings says that the animal smell isn’t too bad, but they do have a noise problem. “The hardest part is when they are screaming; you can’t do anything about it,” he said. “You have to just stay and hush them, and it gets really tiring.”

And after a hard day’s work, Hemmings is satisfied by drinking the goat milk after putting it in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Hemmings does all the necessary tasks with the animals for his mother. “I’m honoring my mother’s wishes of having a farm; I love that she loves it.”

Student Spotlight: Carissa Slater

Scouted by both talent agencies and soccer teams, Running Start student Carissa Slater dreams of becoming the first female sports commentator.

Carissa Slater is a firecracker of a person. If she has a goal, she sets out to conquer. She first started doing acting when she was in second grade and was soon spotted by two acting agencies. “They offered me some commercials, but once soccer became more serious to me, I just gave up on that,” Slater said.

In soccer matches, Slater puts her heart and soul into the game. “I feel a rush of adrenaline,” Slater said. “It excites me. I like to keep things simple, but with soccer I get complete focus.”

Slater, along with her two siblings, is a part of a sports family. Her mother was a gymnast until she injured her back; father was a football and baseball enthusiast, until work took over; one sister was into cheer, while the other did equestrian training.

“They don’t pressure me to succeed,” Slater said. “We do it just for fun.”

This ambitious soccer player has been through many adversities. In middle school, she was bullied for being overweight. “One boy in my PE class called me ‘fatso’ and then ‘oinked’ at me,” Slater said. “I later punched that kid.”

One of her worst experiences was with soccer when her coach thought she wasn’t fit for the team. “Everyone was getting a callback and I was very nervous,” Slater said. “I finally got a call-back and it felt like a slap to the face. He said I was not ‘good enough and did not make the team.’ I cried, but I decided to push on.”

When Slater was younger, she dreamed of becoming a soccer player. It was when she began her junior year of high when she started thinking about the sports broadcasting field.

“I started to become more realistic about my career and researched women in sports broadcasting. I want to be a commentator rather than one of the field reporters,” she said.

For her English 101 class at Pierce, she was asked to pick any topic of her choice, so she decided to research about women in sports broadcasting. Slater decided to do an online panel with her friends on whether they would like to see a female sports commentator. About 71 percent said that they were not okay with it.

“Many people go into sports journalism and change their major because they realize they don’t have what it takes. I want to make a name for myself,” Slater said.

With her sister’s lessons and her retail experience, Carissa Slater is becoming a compassionate, patient speaker. “In retail, I had to control my temper, listen to customers and try to help them however I can. It taught me how to read people,” Slater said. “When I was working with horses, I learned self-control and time management. It let me reflect and taught me to appreciate the value of work.”

Student pursues running a ‘Let’s Play’ Channel

With hopes for the future, Reggie Williams wants to make fun content for everything gaming

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Williams is a Pierce College student pursuing a General Arts degree. But in his free time, he has guest starred on his friend’s channel, “Metal Jesus Rocks” on YouTube. Williams has recently started his own YouTube channel, “Radical Reggie.” His channel focuses on things like “top 10’s,” favorite memories of games, and their history with playing video games.

“People really liked me on his channel,” Williams said, “I’ve gotten a lot of fans, and now have about 17,000 subscribers.” YouTube channels typically start out pretty small, and though 17,000 seems small in comparison to creators like “PewDiePie’s” 53 million subscriber count, but starting in the thousands with one’s channel within less than a year.

Williams is unable to do “Let’s Plays,” a form of playthroughs where someone plays through a game in its entirety, but Williams has hopes in the future to get the equipment to expand his range and audience.

“I’m more into the older games, but I might try more modern games,” Williams said, “Right now, however, any footage a play of a game comes out chopped out.” Williams has used recording services like the PlayStation 4’s Capture mode, which allows people to record their gameplays and post them online. This service is far from perfect: pixelated footage, sound issues, and bumpy video has plagued this service for years. “I plan to get a good gaming PC, but for now I’ll work with what I have.”

Williams considers his gaming as just a side gig, he at first didn’t have a clear idea of what he wanted to do. But after trying out YouTubing, Williams found it far more enjoyable than he expected. He is inspired by the fans, who have seen the videos from his friend’s channel that featured him, and after getting some heartwarming messages encouraging him to do it, Williams finally started his channel.

“They said I came off as a nice guy,” Williams said, “Soon or later I said ‘why not?’ and tried it out.”

YouTube has had its fair share of negative commenters, whom Williams refers to as “Hecklers.” These people are generally seen as ones who say hurtful, insulting and inappropriate things just for the sake of it. Williams’s friend on “Metal Jesus Rocks” has deleted some of the worst comments, but Williams plans to simply ignore them on his own channel.

“What you do is you don’t feed those guys,” Williams said, “If you engage with them, you’re not going to get a sensible conversation out of them.” Williams is open to answering questions and having discussions with fans who do want a genuine conversation in the comments section.

Let’s Plays have gained mass popularity in the gaming community, ranging from the longer console playthroughs of “Achievement Hunter,” to the hyper-edited PC gameplays of “SovietWomble.” The appeal likely stems from less so the games themselves, but the entertainers’ comedic styles. “PewDiePie’s” humor is more vulgar and spontaneous, with wacky voices and silly moments he gets himself into. Whereas “Achievement Hunter” is more energetic, and benefits from the unique personalities that encompass the channel, and how they play off each other. Williams was liked by fans because of his informative discussions, sense of humor, and “nonchalant” kind of reviews over different aspects of games. “I talk about games on the channel like I would when talking to my friends,” Williams stated, “So my videos get less into the specifics of why the game’s good, and more what I just enjoyed overall.”

Williams hopes to see his channel to become full time. He is excited to see where his gaming goes from here, and plans to support his channel for as long as he can.

student spotlight

Candace Hansen
Staff Writer

Sandi Student SpotlightChung Yan Li is an eighteen year old international student from Hong Kong that aspires to major in communications after she transfers to the University of Washington. However, before Li can do so she must overcome the challenges of adjusting to the American way of life. “I’m afraid to speak to Americans because of the language barrier. I’ve had no real practice speaking the language before coming to the United States.” explains Li about the biggest challenge that she has faced after attending Pierce for six quarters.

Li says: “I decided to join the Study Abroad program because I thought the new educational system in Hong Kong was not suitable for me, and I wanted to achieve a better level of English. I didn’t like that the new educational system focused on a “self-created” learning style. It was stressful and lacked any real form of learning structure.” In contrast to Hong Kong’s new educational system, Li has found that she enjoys Pierce better because it provides much more subject variety and has a better learning structure.

After being in the United States for a year and a half Li is better at speaking English and has learned to be more independent. She currently lives with her boyfriend in an apartment that’s not too far from campus. This is a luxury that Li appreciates very much: “The house that I lived in when I came to the United States was huge and has gorgeous front and back yards. It also has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.” For people who are not familiar with Hong Kong, the average living space for a family is an eight hundred square foot apartment. Li says: “I love the environment here, especially the trees, lakes and mountains. It’s a wonderful change in scenery. Back home in Hong Kong I cannot see the sun when it rises because the buildings are too tall.”

When remembering her first days in the United States Li is happy to report that her original fears of adjusting to the American way of life have mostly dissipated. She is now dealing with the challenges of transferring to a four year University, which is not unfamiliar for many transferring college students. The one thing that she dislikes about Pierce is that, “There’s no specific advisor to help with the applications process to transfer to a four year University.”  To cope with the stresses of her college student life Li enjoys: “trying as many new restaurants as I can. I love to eat. My favorite restaurant right now is Subaru Sushi which is located in Portland, Oregon. ”

“When I’m finished with my degree in communications I want to travel the world and write about my experiences.” In doing so, Li’s readers will be able to relive the fascinating adventures that she embarks upon, this is her ultimate dream job and there’s nothing that will stop her from achieving it.

Student spotlight: Kenya Harrison

John Smith
Contributing Writer

 

KenyaHarrison is a running start student with big dreams and no intention of letting others tell her what she can’t have. She is no stranger to adversity herself, with a complicated home life, making time for community outreach, and a busy schedule, she takes it all in stride.

She participates in the Multicultural Leadership institute, which has been an interesting experience for her. Participating in workshops about culture and diversity as well as discussions about the relationships of other cultures when impacted by religion. “It has had a large impact on my thought processes.” Harrison said.

When asked if handling it all was difficult she said, “Not at all, its all about balance and priorities.” Harrison has a number of lofty goals which all seem to center around helping others. Even her eventual transfer and professional choices as a clinical psychologist move towards that end.

Harrison is small, and soft-spoken, something that can be mistook as shy until starting to talk with her. She speaks with plenty of fervor when the topic is one she’s interested in.  “I wasn’t always so fortunate in my life.” she said.

Harrison’s mother is adopted and this has had significant family influence on her and her mother. Stories about her mother having to carry more of the workload than the other children are reminiscent of the stepchildren in fairy tales. Harrison herself was treated differently as well, finding herself pushed aside and somewhat ignored, resulting in her pushing herself even further to the side.

Harrison has come a long way from the small girl who would cry thinking that she hadn’t done enough for others in her life. She has helped out in a soup kitchen, has hopes of being a motivational speaker, and even has her eyes set on starting an organization. The organization would secure funding for a variety of community outreach programs such as affordable child care and cancer research.

She speaks with emotion, but at times seems almost embarrassed that the topic is about her, instead of the causes she believes in. “I want to let others know they are not alone.” Harrison said.

Her poetry, which was originally a coping method, has become much more. While she only considers herself an aspiring poet she does one day hope to put out a book with her collection inside. Harrison thinks that it could be useful for others attempting to work through troubles as she, “Finds her voice in poetry.”

A constant focus in all her activities is as she says, “Empowerment – Not allowing others to tell you that you cant do something.” Many people in her family thought the burden of running start might be too much but she has persevered and continued on towards her goals. She is an excellent example to follow if success is the goal.

“The one thing that always brings joy into my life is when I help those around me.”

Student spotlight: Lou wilcox

Hannah Wattnem
Staff Writer
Lou Wilcox

When catastrophe hit Washington state, Lou Wilcox was one of the first to be called into action to start recovering and rebuilding the communities surrounding Mt. St. Helens.

Within 12 hours of the eruption Mr. Lou Wilcox arrived on scene with his six-member National Guard squad. Along with five other combat engineers, Wilcox was called into action by the governor’s orders.

The squad was on a mission, determined to swiftly help the local government secure the area around the mountain, to keep all other citizens out of harm’s way. Once the security perimeter was set up they were to go in to recovery mode, finding and collecting carcasses of dead livestock from the surrounding rural farms. Wilcox said, “I am an animal person, so seeing, hundreds of dead, mangled, and burned cattle was very hard.” Wilcox recalls seeing one baby calf, “You could see the terror in her face, not even knowing what was going on.”

“When we came to an unsearched area, it almost resembled pictures I have seen from the bombings of Hiroshima, it was complete devastation,” remarks Wilcox. He said the most shocking aspect when he first arrived was the absolute nothingness for miles around, all you could see was an unending sea of lifeless grey ash.

Wilcox’s squad did find one survivor, a young man who was injured. They had to call in a helicopter to medically evacuate him. On the other hand, some scenes the squad would witness were tremendously horrific. With misty eyes Mr. Wilcox recalls one recovery search; “We found a car, inside was a family, all huddled together. It was too late, and completely heart wrenching.”

Wilcox said that one of the phenomenal parts of this recovery was how all of the state’s law enforcement, military, and disaster response teams came together to help the community get back on its feet. Not only were Washington’s response teams working to rebuild this community, but also many volunteers all the way from Oregon, California. The squad’s mission was incredibly tolling, both physically and mentally. Wilcox said, “Most of the guys in my squad were very young. I myself was only 19 years old, seeing so many dead carcasses everyday was hard.”

There were some risks the squad had to face when they went into this recovery mission. For one, they were walking on up-to 3 feet of ash as well as through fields of fallen timber. Because of all the ash in the air the men had to wear medical masks to keep from inhaling it. Even while wearing the masks some of the finer ash slipped through. “Each breath we took felt like it was burning our lungs,” remarked Wilcox.

Even though the National Guard kept the squad physically fit, this recovery required an incredible amount of endurance. Each day they had to push past extreme fatigue, cumulating stress, and the ever-daunting pressure of time. After two emotionally and physically exhausting weeks, the squad was finally sent home.

Wilcox said, “Even though it was hard, I’m glad I was part of this rescue. That is why I joined the National Guard in the first place because that’s what they are all about, helping people,” he continued, “Looking back now I am glad the National Guard exists, and I am honored to have been a part of it.”

Student Spotlight Gohar Rahim

Courtney Dobbins
Staff Writer

Gohar Student SpotlightGohar Rahim Mehsud is a student at Pierce College who is originally from Pakistan. During an interview yesterday he revealed information on his country, culture, and his experience here in the United States.

When asked why he decided to travel to America, Gohar gave a variety of reasons. He says that he will be able to receive quality education here in the states since America is a very well developed and well-established country. Another reason he’s here is because of our primary language. He says that English is an international language that is important to know. More importantly, Gohar wanted the opportunity to observe American society as a whole. In doing so he would be able to compare our societies—and ultimately introduce new developments to his country.

Gohar was also asked what has been most culturally shocking to him since he arrived in the U.S. He says that many things have, but in particular he was very taken back by the lack of respect Americans show towards their elders and teachers. For example, if the seats are full on a bus in Pakistan, young people usually give up their seat for an elder approaching them—he has not seen this happen in America. Also, in Pakistan it would be considered disrespectful to address a teacher by their first name, eat in class, or put your feet on your desk during class (all of which he has witnessed here in the states).

The most enjoyable experience he has had so far in the U.S. was attending the Korean drum festival in Tacoma, Washington. He enthusiastically explained his experience: “They played music for 3½ hours, but there was no song just the music, and they gripped the attention of the people…Everyone was…very happy and enjoying the music…It was very big fun, I enjoyed this festival and this function.” He also enjoyed seeing the space needle, and other statues that are located in Seattle.

Since the holidays are coming up here in the states, Gohar also shared information on traditional holidays in Pakistan. He says the Muslim holidays Bakra Eid and Eid-Ul-Fitar are comparable to Easter and Christmas in western society. Bakra Eid is 3 days long. It is celebrated to honor the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael to Allah (God).

According to Islamic teaching, it is a time for Muslims to sacrifice their wealth, and learn the value of self-denial by making a sacrifice of something living (an animal) to God. Before Bakra Eid, Muslims will fast for one month. This is called Ramadan. When Ramadan ends, Eid-Ul-Fitar begins. Eid-Ul-Fitar is Gohar’s favorite holiday because you finally get to eat and break the fast. During Eid-Ul-Fitar you give thanks to Allah (God) and children get money and gifts from their elders. It is a happy celebration in which people exchange gifts with the ones they hold dear, and give to the poor as well.

Later on, Gohar talked about what people do for fun in Pakistan. He says that people generally love the game cricket and they like football (soccer) as well. Sometimes they cock fight and volleyball is also popular. They also will sometimes have something similar to an American barbecue. During these get-togethers people will go hunting in the morning, and in the evening they come back with their kills. Afterwards they all cook. They will also socialize, play cards, etc. Some people may bring oil, spices, and other ingredients—everyone contributes what they can. When it’s over the poorer people in the group are usually given the leftovers.

To conclude the interview, Gohar shared his thoughts on the war taking place at Pakistan—Afghanistan border, and what he can do to help his people. He says he wants to work as a politician and leader, “because of the greedy politicians [and] political people from my area…they misguide the policies, they misunderstood the policies, [and] they misrepresent the policies and the people.”

He explains that thousands of homes—his included, have been destroyed due to the war situation. As a result, Gohar and his colleagues assembled a group that gave help and support to war victims from his area. The group would help people with money, food, etc. Still, Gohar has strong desire to do more for his people, and he intends to do so by using politics.

When Gohar returns to Pakistan he says that he will become a politician because he feels that, “when you have power you can do things, when you have no power you cannot do anything. When I will come into power; when I will come in the government, I will be able to do good for the people.”

Student spotlight: Theresa Carr

Tamara Kelly
Staff Writer

As a teacher, artist, student, mom, and senator, Theresa Carr incorporates passion and love for life into everyday living. Taking the time to focus on each of her passions with determination and skill has helped her seize her goals.

Carr continues to be a strong example of perseverance as a fulltime student, especially with her determination to obtain high marks in school. She recently received award for the All American Academic Team Award for Phi Theta Kappa, a national honors society for two-year colleges.

Three years ago she returned to college to obtain her Associates degree in Digital Design. Carr attended an art school after high school, however she dropped out to pursue family life.

“I came back here, not really expecting a lot, but getting more than I expected.”  Carr said.

For Carr the struggle began even with the first few steps, having been injured from a previous job and being a bit heavier, she recalled how it took her twenty minutes to make up the stairs at the main doors.

Carr feels having five kids around her, especially her daughters, has shown her how to enjoy life, while also allowing her to recognize a few insights about herself.

“After losing the most important person in my life, besides my husband and kids, I learned if you don’t take chances you’re never going to get to know people.” Carr continued, “If you don’t get out there and experience something you’ll never have something to remember when your old rocking in your chair.”

Carr’s passion for art is not only seen through the work she exhibits, but it’s also shown through the love she has for teaching.

“About a year ago Kathleen Beaumont asked me if I’d be interested in teaching a class,” Carr said.

Feeling inadequate as a new student, Carr took the opportunity and taught an extended learning class on painting. The class was a success, which secured the opportunity for several more classes.

Carr Said, “They [students] got to enjoy it, meanwhile, I got to practice my skills on how to chronologically go through a project and learn how to teach adults.”

Along with teaching, Carr felt she could do even more for the school by being a Campus Affairs Senator. Part of her job is overseeing the book scholarship fund and creating ways to accumulate money for that scholarship.

One fundraiser was the silent auction she initiated last fall quarter ended up being a big success, generating $850.

“Last year I was able to give away five scholarships,” Said Carr.

The book scholarship is available to all students. They can apply by simply filling out an application with a short written description about themselves and their desired outcome. This quarter’s deadline is February 15. The scholarship requires a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. [Grade Point Average]. Applications can be picked up in Student Services.

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