As a student with a concentration in commercial design, I am required to take certain art courses to complete my degree, including a photography course. Photography I is a black and white photography course where students learn to manually control and adjust their 35mm Single Lens Reflective (SLR) camera to take photos. Prior to this course, I only ever used my Canon, which is digital and did all the work for me even though I had a decent idea of what I was doing. However, photography is a complex art, and in Photo 1 I learned all of the following skills and plenty more!
Since I arrived at Lycoming College one week before classes start, my choice was somewhat restricted when I was choosing classes for my fall semester as a freshman. Some of classes that I intended to enroll into were already full, but my academic adviser was patient to find classes that would fit my schedule and my interest. And this is how I ended up in my Introduction to Political Philosophy class.
Our world is filled with binaries. Some we barely notice, taking them as they are presented to us. But others are overwhelmingly apparent, such as the current great division between Democrats and Republicans in America. However, despite the pressure Americans feel to choose between these two, republicans and democrats do not represent all of America.
When I graduated high school, I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but I wasn’t convinced that it was for certain what I wanted. I came into Lycoming College as an implied theatre major, which means that I was understood as a theater major and had all the benefits and responsibilities of a major, but I was not declared as one. However, part of me knew that theatre was nowhere near what I wanted to major in. I had no idea what I wanted to major in, but I viewed the performing arts as an escape from the everyday life and something to do, not as a career. I had always imagined myself as a commercial design major or architectural design, something at least along those lines. So, if you are in the same boat as I was, you’re not alone! Here is my process of figuring out my life.
Scott Weidensaul is an internationally known ornithologist, meaning he knows quite a lot about birds (in particular - owls). He has not only been the author of many books, but also the writer for sources such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and Smithsonian Magazine. Weidensaul has also directed several research efforts and has even been nominated for the Pulitzer prize.
I’ve been taking Spanish in school since seventh grade. I took it all the way up to Spanish V and I loved, almost, every minute of it. So naturally, I’m a member of the Spanish Club (AKA ¡Amamos el Español!) here at Lycoming College. It’s not a new club, but the previous club that was in place sort of ended in recent years so we started it back up again this year. The club’s goal is to learn more about the Spanish language and the cultures of countries where Spanish is spoken. The way that the club is set up allows everyone to join in, no matter how much Spanish they know.
Empezaba yo estudiar el español en el grado siete de la intermedia. Tomé cada nivel de español incluyendo español cinco y disfruté, casi, cada minuto. Entonces obviamente, soy una socia del club de español aquí en Lycoming College. No es un club nuevo, pero el club anterior se acabó en años recientes y lo empezamos otra vez este año. La meta del club es aprender más sobre el idioma de español y sobre las culturas de países donde se habla español. La manera en la que el club funciona les permite a todos acompañar a las actividades, a pesar de su nivel de español.
Some people seem to have everything all laid out. From the moment they accept their diploma in high school, they know what they want to do with their lives and who they want to be. Originally, I thought I was grouped in with these highly efficient people, but now, in my junior year of college, I find myself questioning things more often than not.