Finally, I am a senior.
Or at least I’m finally considered one. There are still a few classes that I have to get through, but I’m getting close. Originally, I had transferred from the Community College of Philadelphia and received my degree in Liberal Arts. At the time CCP did not have a communications course or anything relating to journalism.
And while I’m sure there are a lot of things that I should be contemplating about, life after Temple, finding a job in the field of journalism, and many more. I find myself concentrating more on trying to be a student journalist and student.
There are so many stories that I am in the process of working on and many more that I want to tell, but it becomes slightly hard and even draining when you have an assignment due for class the next day; a team of writers that you are trying to lead and educate, chasing after stories, while also trying to have a social life.
But I digress. As I venture deeper into the current semester at Temple I find myself most excited about one of the course that I am enrolled in, High School Journalism Workshop.
The course puts students from the university in classrooms with high school students in the Philadelphia are who either have a journalism class or afterschool program dealing with journalism. Our purpose in the classroom is to assist the teachers and students, and hopefully touch a few aspiring young journalists.
I was introduced to journalism in the fall of 2002 and followed it ever since; so I’d like to think I know a few things about it when entering a classroom. Not to say that I am not learning new and interesting things about the art every day.
I have not been assigned a school yet, so the adventure has not begun. I did, however, venture down to the School District building with my fellow students in order to get fingerprinted.
This post will serve as an introduction to what I plan to do this semester, highlighting my times in the classroom.
I have heard a lot about this course from students who have taken it already and I guess only time will tell what my time will be working in the Philadelphia school system.