It’s Certain Now

I’m graduating.

Some of you may know that my graduation ceremony happened over three weeks ago and be thinking, yes, yes we know, you actually already graduated, is it only now clicking?

Well I walked across the stage, shook the hand of the President of the university and was given a diploma holder, but three weeks ago it wasn’t certain I was going to graduate.

Now realistically it probably was certain based on where I was going into exams, but to be really, really literal, our final grades weren’t in yet so we had no way of knowing and I had one class, this oneeee classssss that was worrying me a bit.

You see it was an ethics course, Ethics in the Marketplace, and while a business course it was also branched under philosophy and the last philosophy class that I faced off with nearly got me. I just scraped through that one with a D and I honestly don’t know how I even managed that. It was required for my minor and heading in I didn’t know it was philosophy. The methods and arguments all seemed so confusing and it being an 8:30am class probably didn’t help a whole lot either. When I sat down in my first Ethics class in January, a required course for my major, and found out it was a philosophy course my heart sank. And then, to top it all off, 20% of our grade was reliant on participation. My last philosophy course had gone badly and I’d never taken a business course; I felt at rather a disadvantage.

A few weeks in, time comes round for the first assignment to be due and the instructions were a bit vague so I did my best and waited to see what my mark would be. The day the assignments were being handed back I logged online to peek at my mark before the papers came round and was floored to see I had a 0. 0%? How can you even get 0% if you handed anything, like literally anything, in?!

After class I went up to the prof because my paper hadn’t even been handed back and he was like, “Oh yeah, did I forget your email in my inbox? Whoops! I’ll get that to ya as soon as I can!” (Super chill guy, probably my second favourite prof throughout university. Has like flowing, shoulder-length, ringletted, white hair and a double piercing in one ear in which he always has a set of two hoop earrings. I say he’s the retired pirate prof)

So next class, before it starts, he comes and stands in front of me and says, “So we have a problem.” My stomach drops and I’m nearly panicking, did I do it completely wrong? Did I misunderstand everything? Am I going to fail? Am I not going to graduate? Am I going to have to stay another year for this one course? Whyyyyy crueeeeel worldddddddddddd…. Etc.

“Your assignment is really good! You need to speak up more in class!” Relief could have melted me onto the floor in that moment. And while the class did end up being one of my favourites overall it was still very challenging. I always felt like I was uncertain in what I was doing and yet my marks usually implied I was doing alright so the exam was going to be the final test (like, literally, cause it was the last test, but like it also determined like everythi-you get it, it’s a bad pun :P)

Realistically I could have gotten 0 on the exam and passed the course, not well! But passed. Well, my mark was entered into the system two days ago. I done good guys… I done good.

I’m graduating.

A Quick Heads Up!!

Hey folks! I haven’t posted on here in a while, long time no chat!

I’m still alive (I promise, ghost me is not writing this…) and I am back in school, year two! Here I come degree!! I am currently working at getting my Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communications and Media, and a minor in Intercultural Studies. One of my classes in my C&M major I get to do this project/assignment where I have to write and post a little mini article on a local/national/world event that’s happening or happened. That was a terribly worded sentence, I hope you understood that cause I’m not changing it. basically, I’m letting you know that for the next few months, every week day there’s going to be a little article on here about something thats happening in the world.

Also, if there’s any interesting things happening where you are, feel free to forward me some news articles to check out. A lot of the information I’m closest to is relating to Canada for obvious reasons, but if you’re somewhere else, I’d love to hear about what’s going on there!

So if you’re interested, enjoy the articles, if not, sorry bro, it’s an assignment and I literally have to do it.

-Becky.

Trial Run my Major

I’ve kind of become the media/communications person for my youth group which is cool. I run the twitter and instagram and have access to the facebook page and it’s kind of fun testing out my major this way. I mean as a regular blogger and someone who has been on all sorts of social media websites regularly and actively for a number of years I’m familiar with how they run and how to use them advantagiously, but now I’m using them to advertise something which is new. I have to figure out how to portray it, how to announce things, how to make a post that will draw views.

As a blogger and video blogger I never went into this to get views, I don’t use hashtags in my tweets or instagram posts (excet if I’m being silly and making up super long hashtags ;D) because I don’t feel like it. I’m not doing this for views, I’m doing it because I like it. When I’m representing something else how ever, I have to do it for views. I’m having to relearn how to use these familir sites with a totally differentgoal in mind and it’s kind of interesting.

In other news, we played human hungry hippos for youth tonight after seeing this video:

It was just as good as we had hoped…

-B

It’s not me…

Today I wrote a paper proposal for my major paper in my Introduction to Communications and Media class.

It was obviously a very productive session.
-B