Back to School

Back to school. Back to school, to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight. Ohhhh, back to school. Back to school. Back to school. Well, here goes nothing.

School is in session, which means I'm back at good ol' Mizzou. I'm a junior this year, and I can't believe how quickly my days are going by at college.

I am expecting great things this year. I am very excited for a lot of my classes and a lot of opportunities that are opening up. I have returned to The Maneater once again to serve as the Arts & Entertainment editor. Although being an editor for writers is a little out of the realm out of my future career, I really love serving as an editor, have a lot of fun pitching stories and just have a hard time leaving The Maneater, apparently.

I am also continuing on in the photojournalism sequence at MU. I will be taking Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism this year with Rita Reed. I am incredibly excited and nervous to be taking this class. We will be working with different types of light, studio techniques and also flash. I feel super ignorant when it comes to these things — I feel like I've finally started to feel comfortable with shooting different situations. I'm ready to move onto the next step, but I know it's not going to be easy.

Another new thing for the upcoming school year is my pursuit of a double major...or, you know, a double minor, depending on how much I can cram in to my remaining semesters. I have decided to study anthropology secondly. I've taken a few classes in anthropology in the past and have been really interested in finding out what makes people work and why our bodies are the way they are.

I'll be using this blog for my Advanced Techniques class this semester and will also blog about my further experiences at The Maneater. I'm hoping to do a lot more sports photography this semester, but also have some exciting projects plan that I hope to develop into multimedia or larger stories.

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