Thursday, March 21, 2013

Broadcasting Journalism Group Photos

As a class for Newswriting and Reporting as a group we went to FOX 11 and KTLA 5 Studios. (Top) I'm in the back row and (bottom) on the far right with the blue sweater. The group is one of the coolest.


Instructor & Fraternity Donate Items


One of the coolest things...helping out students at South LA's Normandie Avenue Elementary School, with the assistance of CSULA's Phi Pi Alpha Fire Faternity and Anthropology instructor Jessica Bodoh-Creed. This was in partnership with Blessings in a Backpack. Read more about Blessings in a Backpack here.

Thank you to everyone who was involved with this and the interviews I did. You are all stars.

Best, Norma Palacios

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Norma: Uncensored (Sort of)

There have been rare times that I don't show a picture of someone who has been nice to me. This is one of those times. But if I can be honest, I have to. Essentially, this is Norma Uncensored. I have found that instructors who care about their students is rare. Like as if they were born to teach for a reason. However, this person to whom I have to like because she has been able to treat me with kindness is rare. Name and title will not be disclosed. But how many times have you heard this, "Unfortunately, I can't show you the feature I'm going to write, but I can show you samples of my work." The response back, "I trust you." I was floored. What else can I say? When I mean I was floored, I stayed there.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

CSULA's Next Editor-In-Chief?

The question above could be a possibly. I have been reading the book, "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook," and the ideas are endless and helpful. The reason for probably being the next California State University Los Angeles' next Editor-in-chief is because I have an interest in it. Having attending Cal State L.A. for a year now, I am more focused on what I have to accomplish for my B.A. degree. Not being able to be EIC at Cerritos Community College this chance only comes rarely. However, those that know me and have gotten to know me there are obstacles that I face as a human being. In my anthropology class I have learned to try to think positive; that is what I can do, instead of what I can't. The voices in my head have always tried to defeat my purpose in what I need to accomplish. Thanks to my anthropology class, there are ways to overcome it and everyday is a struggle for me to think positive about what I can do. I believe that I can do this, become Editor and be good at it. CSULA is just a stepping stone. If anyone read about the Orange County Register hiring means that there is a glimmer of hope. But within everyone I have come across at CSULA and of course a yoga teacher who was amazing, their energy is what I try to use to light a fire in me. How is it I have always doubt my abilities? In anthropology class it's called a learned fear. I will let you know about what happened. All I have ever asked is getting a chance. Is that all? Yes!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A quick post by Norma

Hi, everyone! Just a few quick thoughts...I hope to leave California State University Los Angeles by Spring 2014. That is my target date God forbidding I fail a class! Also, as you have noticed I haven't let "spam" comments be published, and the reason is because nobody is reading this blog. But for now, my focus is on studying and doing well in class. Be well everyone. -Norma

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another time, another update

Hello America! I hope you didn't think I have forgotten about you all. I haven't; I just have NOT have time to write a blog entry in how many months. It seems like years. Anyway, lets backtrack a little. I am currently in my second quarter, and I have been making the most out of the experience. It's weird really. Nobody out on campus I know that well. I still don't so this new kid on the block is just taking it all in. I did my first quarter, and can you believe that I actually paid attention in anthropology class? I can't I usually just doze off and forget but I haven't forgotten anything from that class. Thank you. As for the major I am working on, It's TV, Film and Media Studies with a Broadcast Journalism option. That seems like alot but I have the "list" and now I just have to follow it. What else? Nothing brand new, I have just been studying and still no Twitter. I know that when all else goes, Twitter won't follow. But most of all, I have been trying to understand this world we live in. Yes, and that means still reading John Grisham books! As for continuing to take the bus to school, but that or pay $4 a gallon, no thank you. One day and one day soon I will be able to write to all of you and say I have graduated. I hope to do it in a year. Imagine. For most of my life I have been told I would never make it, but I have fought to keep my dream, my big dream alive. And it's all thanks to one thing that I was able to understand about myself... If one never asks the question will never be answered. -Norma

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Norma's alive and well, thank you

There is nothing much to report, the only thing that I will say is that I am in hitaus from this blog. I have to be. I'm in the middle of a quarter session. So...I haven't had time to write anything. I know that there are those of you out there that I wondering where I have been. I have been okay. I'm still alive and well. Thank you. By the way, as you may have noticed any spam comments will be completely ignored. I will NOT post any comment, that I feel is not just. If you post a comment that I feel and see is real I will post it. But seeing as all the comments are spam, not real, no deal.