Snapshot of my time at Greene

Today marks the full second day of my time here at Greene. I feel simultaneously tired but happy. I am adjusting to dorm life nicely, but sleeping is still an issue I hope to fix as I want to be awake for the big game tomorrow. I love the commoraderie of dorm life, and how everyone is bonding. Each night is capped off with fun conversations between my hallway neighbors and I’m always laughing.

I love how hands-on the Greene team has allowed me to be. I had never used a professional camera before I came here, and I was worried at first. But Mr. Williams was so upbeat and fun and he made a lesson that was technical, engrossing and funny. What’s great about learning about this type of technology is that we get to use it right after. We took pictures all around the campus and it’s been so fun gaining skills and seeing myself grow in terms of what I’m able to capture.

I also learned how to use a camcorder and tripod. The tripod was more confusing than I had originally expected, but it was fun to learn and play around with. I also really loved shooting video and transitioning from a wide shot to a tight shot.

I am already learning a lot during my time here, and I have had my eyes open to factions of news that I had never even considered. I’m excited to dive in even further and collaborate with my team to produce pieces we will all be proud of.


Day One with the Greene Team

Today marks the completion of my first 24 hours with the Greene Team. It’s funny because it hasn’t been that long since my parents first hugged me goodbye in my dorm room, but already looking back at where I was when I came in I can see progress. When I first got in the room I was nervous and quite frankly a little bit grossed out. As a stranger to public living facilities, I missed my home and my bed and my own food.

That changed, luckily, as I was enveloped by the wonderful people I’ve met. The people here are warm and passionate about the same things I am, and until I finally experienced it in this program I was blind to how nice it is to sit in a room and hash out ideas with likeminded people.

I am excited to get hands-on with writing and really dive into what this program will offer me. I’m also very excited about interviews, which is something we covered today. I have always been a people person, and I love talking to others and connecting. Interviewing is a great way to do that, and as someone who has never been shy I feel as though I will be good at this component of reporting.

College life so far has been fun as well. As I mentioned previously, I was nervous and craving home when I first walked into my residence hall. However, dorm life is fun and allows you to connect with people. Every challenge that may have arisen has been met with teamwork from those around me and I am lucky to be in such a supportive environment.

I still have most of the week left with the Greene Team, and I stare ahead to the next few days with determination to accomplish many things with my team and a strong will to learn and take in all this wonderful program has to offer.