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!