Graduation with a 3.97 GPA!

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I’ve been so caught up in finals and then my dad starting chemotherapy that I’ve hardly had anytime to realize that I’M A COLLEGE GRADUATE!!!

I’ve worked really hard to maintain an extremely high GPA. This quarter was one of my most difficult, which is why I was SO excited when I checked final grades 20 minutes ago and found out I received straight A’s!!! In my 8 quarters at Central I received 26 A’s (and only 2 A-) with a final GPA of 3.97!!! It’s time to celebrate!



Personal Website…Even for the HTML Challenged

What’s the best part? It’s FREE! While I’m in the process of building (HTML coding, Dreamweaver, Drupal) my purchased web domain,, I decided I needed to have a temporary site. I began searching for free options and came across As the title of this blog suggests, even if you have no website or HTML coding experience you can still have a portfolio online. Job seekers want to see these kinds of things when they ‘Google’ your name!

Everything on template is customizable from the font, colors use to the navigation bar. I decided to have pages (or navigation tabs) for Design, Photography, Digital Media and Contacts. As of earlier this afternoon, I’ve added a Multimedia page which is for my final project in COM 226–writing and reporting for convergent media. I’m pretty happy with my progress on the final project thus far! I’ve finished the article and it’s being published in Pulse Magazine, Monday, November 21st. So I’ll hold off on telling you about the content and interesting research I found until next week. Stay tuned!

I’m presenting my senior portfolio tomorrow, it’s been surreal going through all my work since I transferred two years ago. I can’t believe how fast it went by!

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Saturday Afternoon Photos: Black Smoke

It’s that feeling you get when you see black smoke hurling up in the air, a fire. Your mind starts racing out of curiosity trying to answer the who, what, when,where and how questions about the fire from a distance. So naturally, you move closure to the area of smoke hoping to find more answers.

This describes the reaction my boyfriend and I had while playing at the park with his dog, Tobi this afternoon. We were heading that way for a late lunch anyways, so why not stop and see where the fire was. In this case, the fire was no accident.

As we drove past the fire on University and D street,  firefighters and trucks were everywhere but they weren’t fighting frantically to put OUT the fire, instead they were the ones who STARTED this fire. As quoted from the weekly campus newspaper, Observer, “The fire department had to get a permit from the state Department of Ecology in order to start a controlled burn.”

Access Restrictions Provide Safety for the Controlled Fire

Onlookers Take Pictures of Fire

Not a Typical Sight as Firefighters Watch the House Burn

 All Photos by Britta Dillon