It has been a crazy semester, friends!
I can’t believe it’s almost over, and I can’t believe it’s been a year since I was winding down the semester in Rome.
As much as I love to blog about things people find interesting, all too much I spend my time writing instead for that select group of people who like to read about my real life.
So this semester I had 18 credits and worked about 25 hours a week, so that’s exhausting. I was a class representative for Student Government, and I’m going to be sad to leave it, but also happy because I was promoted to managing editor of the student newspaper.
The week after we were elected to the editorial board, St. John’s thoughtfully announced our newest president, who is a layperson, and then I spent too much time figuring out how to run a newspaper and handle a breaking story.
The breaking story, which I wrote during my interviewing class (sorry, Professor)
The more in-depth story (the print version had sidebars also written by me, but I don’t think they’re online)
Finals are approaching–a research term paper on the New York Times coverage of the last three papal elections is currently a sad outline, and my independent study is at the point where it really needs to leave a pile of notes and become a study. Then I have a feature story to write, another research paper about divinity, a term paper about food inequality, a few more papers and four exams.
Then I get to come home to PA for a few weeks, where I plan to do approximately nothing.
Then it’s off to WNY, where I am so excited to start my small-town print-journalism internship!