End of Semester Q & A
Hello, everyone! We hope you all have had a great semester and that it is ending smoothly. For our final blog of 2022, we decided it might be fun to do a little Q & A with the writers! As readers may know, Michael is graduating this semester so it will just be Alexandria and Georgia responding to some fun questions we’ve come up with.
What was the most interesting thing you learned this semester?
Georgia: My most memorable learning experience from this semester was in one of my communication courses. My favorite concept we studied was the idea of resistance and how rhetoric can function to oppose dominant ideologies.
Alexandria: The most interesting thing that I learned this semester was just how complex advertising can get and what all goes into that.
What would be your ideal superpower?
Georgia: Teleportation! I have always wanted to travel and see the world, and being able to teleport wherever I want, whenever I want would be amazing. Also, I would never be late to anything because there is no commute time to worry about!
Alexandria: (Invisibility) I would love to have the ability to just disappear at the drop of a hat whether to scare people or to get away for my own sanity.
Attending classes during the semester can get hard so what is something you never fail to do?
Georgia: I always try to make time for myself. I will spend some time alone doing something I enjoy or have fun with my friends to make sure I am maintaining my emotional and mental health. I also make sure to schedule and attend sessions with my counselor so that I can talk through things and process how I am feeling.
Alexandria: I never fail to talk to other people during the semester because it helps me to talk through my problems. If I’m having a hard time with something it just feels better for me to talk to someone whether to get advice or just to have a listening ear.
What’s the best gift you’ve received from somebody?
Georgia: One of my favorite gifts I’ve ever received was a necklace from my best friend. She and her mother went out looking for a birthday gift for me and stumbled upon a series of moon phase necklaces. Each one was specific to the phase of the moon on a specific date, so they found the one from the night I was born and got it for me. Mine happened to be a new moon, so the moon is blue instead of white and it even glows in the dark. It is very special to me because my friend knows how much I adore the moon.
Alexandria: The best gift that I’ve received from someone else was a dream catcher. A close friend of mine told her mother-in-law about me and she hand-made me a three-tier dream catcher. I hadn’t met my friend’s mother-in-law before, so it was surprising to get such a great gift from someone that has never met me.
What are you looking forward to most this fall semester?
Georgia: I am really excited to take new literature courses. I adore creative writing and am looking forward to better understanding the process of getting work published. I’m also just looking forward to enjoying my senior year.
Alexandria: I’m looking forward to having more of my major-focused classes for Business and meeting new people. After this semester, it’ll be my senior year also so I’m excited to graduate and get my degree.
I hope you all feel like you know us a little better! It has been a blast getting to write these blogs and share our stories and tips with all of you. Have a brilliant summer and take a well-deserved break!
(Bio: My name is Georgia Grace Wright, a junior at MSU majoring in Communication Studies. I also have minors in both Creative Writing and Anthropology.)
(Bio: I’m the middle child of seven kids in my immediate family. I’m currently a senior business major at Missouri State University.)