Day 1; The lowdown

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After spending the night playing basketball with our Conference Assistants and a quick night of sleep, our first day was packed with new opportunities on the beautiful Stony Brook campus.

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A beautiful morning on the Stony Brook University campus.

We began with a writing seminar in the newsroom, followed by a brief press conference with Steven Adelson a Political Science graduate and representative of the Andrew Goodman Foundation. We then moved through different media platforms of writing. After lunch we took a photography course with Professor John Conrad Williams, which was particularly exciting for me since photojournalism is the prime reason I looked into this course.

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Professor Williams assists Greene Team member Emily Glennon.

We then had the chance to practice shooting in manual settings to really learn the ropes through practice. It’s more of a challenge, and is a cool reminder of how much more you can do with photos aside from iPhone shoots to add to your Instagram or Tumblr.

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A bush of daisies from some tomfoolery in shooting practice.

After an early dinner we continued working late into the night in a videography class with Professor Ricioppo. The learning experience really never stops here! I’m looking forward to beginning my team’s first assignment; looking into the Diversity Plan of Stony Brook’s future, concerning the ethnic diversity and balance among students and faculty.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring!