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My History

My name is Elizabeth Pitts. I tell people at Tech that I am from Houston, but I have actually lived a lot of different places. I was born in Wisconsin, and then lived in Virginia, Guam, and Dallas. I have three brothers and two sisters, and I am the youngest. I have always loved to write and that’s why I became a journalism major. I also love to travel, and a job in journalism would allow me to do that. The place I want to travel to the most right now is Turkey. I also love sports, especially baseball and football. I am a diehard Yankees fan, and for football, I grew up as a fan of Mississippi State, which is a sad thing to be. My dream job would be to write about the Yankees for the New York Times, but if Prof. Brewton’s lectures about life after college have taught me anything, it’s that my dream job probably will never happen. If journalism doesn’t work out for me, I would like to write film and television scripts for a living, which also doesn’t pay much. Another one of my goals is to move out of Texas, because I have lived here way too long. At the moment, however, I am really enjoying Lubbock and the college life.

 

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About Me

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Well, my name is Kathlene Davis and I am a major at Texas Tech. My hometown is Austin, Texas and I miss it terribly. Downtown Austin is full of excitement, strange smells and a place where you are guaranteed to see something you didn’t expect.

Although I consider Austin my hometown, I was actually born in Manchester, NH. Yes, I am unfortunately a yankee. Be that as it may, I have lived in Texas for over 13 years and I feel like a true southerner (even if I don’t have the accent).

This will be my third year at Tech, and I have finally chosen a major after three tries (you know what they say). So far I am in love with journalism, and hope to be able to graduate next may.

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My History: Dawit Haile

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Dawit Haile

I am a sophomore journalism major from Austin, Texas, who went to Round Rock High School. I was originally a Texas Longhorn fan, but I have had my “Guns Up” ever since I was accepted to Texas Tech.

My story starts before I was even born. My parents are from a small country on the Horn of Africa, Eritrea. It has had quiet an interesting history. Eritrea has been under the rule of countries like Italy and Ethiopia. Eritrea

is relatively young compared to most countries. It only got it’s independence in 1991. I am only one year younger than it.

My mom says she was pregnant with me when she was immigrating to the United States of America. She always said she did it, so I could have all the opportunities I need to succeed in life. I guess she was right with me being a journalism major because there is not much freedom of press in Eritrea.

I have three other siblings. My parents emphasize all the time that they are following my lead. So, I cannot fail. I think I am doing  not too bad because I have done my entire academic career.

I hope to achieve my dream of working for a publication one day focused on either sports or music or both. But, hope will not accomplish this dream. Only work will, so I guess I better get to work.

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Apr/13

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My History

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My name is Michael Robert DuPont II. I am from Arlington, Texas, which is a town smack dab in between Fort Worth and Dallas. There are a few cities between Arlington to Dallas (Grand Prairie, Duncanville, etc…) but you can get from Arlington to Fort Worth on a straight shot down I-20. I graduated from Arlington Martin High School where I played football, threw disc, was a member of the varsity choir, was a trusted office assistant to my Vice Principal, I shot video of the basketball games for film study and I also was an assistant coach in the powder puff game my senior year. I was a UIL regional finalist three years in a row and was also a member of various student organizations around the school. I want to prove that journalism is not dead. I want to be a part of this new-age wave of media circulating the web. I want to design an app that allows people to buy/sell items like a marketplace only it would be regional and has the capability of pinpointing a vendor’s location. For example, let’s say you wanted an organ. Jim, in Levelland has an organ for sale. My app would allow you to not only contact Jim, but get an exact location of where Jim is or where you all want to meet. I would like to reach a point in my life where I can travel and see the sights of the world — rather than just North America. I have many ambitions, but the first step is GRADUATION. 

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My History: Matt Armas

426870_568164433213183_453878558_nMy name is Matt Armas, I am a senior journalism student at Texas Tech University. I was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Dallas when I was 10-years-old. I graduated from Plano East Senior high school, which at the time was the biggest high school in Texas. I love playing sports, being active,  and spending time with family and friends. I work for the Texas Tech athletic department. I specifically work for Raider vision, which is part of the production department for all of the sporting events. We shoot, produce, and display the games to the public. I have a Facebook page called “We Debate Sports: Texas. I am an only child, and pretty much all my family lives in El Paso. I  love to travel and see new things. Once I graduate I would like to go in the broadcast side of journalism. I wouldn’t mind being on the radio, T.V., or just helping with the production side of these areas. Three interesting facts about me include:

1. My last name means weapons in Spanish. (It appears on almost every gas station and restaurant in Texas)

2. My great-uncle played a villain on the T.V. show Hawaii 5-0

3. I was one of three people to shoot the Tommy Tuberville radio show every Thursday at Ruby Tequilas in Lubbock.

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Apr/13

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My Background

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My given name is John Key, I was born between the banks of the James River and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst, Virginia.

My father was a professor of government and political science at a small college, while my mother specialized in teaching emotionally disturbed children at the local middle school.

Being that my parents were educators, I was torn between attending suzuki style music lessons with the children of my father’s colleagues or shooting squirrels in the woods using my favorite 17mm rifle.

While I lived on campus, students were living a posh life of field hockey, a decorated equestrian program and various elitist social clubs. When I finally entered public school, the kids were vastly different, sporting shirts with the battle flag of Northern Virginia and stealing cigarettes from their mothers.

From an early age, I was permitted to attend traveling theatre troupe productions and opera recitals. I became fairly insulated from the rustic nature of many townspeople, but when my brother entered high school he began playing old time fiddle and my eyes were opened to my true heritage.

Once I found blue grass and old time music I developed a distaste for the majority of stuffy recitals that could be heard when wandering through the Babcock theater building.

While I didn’t find a natural aptitude for music, I did figure out I was a proficient artist and I could do many handy things.

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Apr/13

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They say your past defines you

I do not know where to start.

Lets start with childhood and see how far we get within the 200 word parameter.

I was born in Houston as an only child. My mom and dad thought having me would fix their marriage. I was made in Las Vegas which is why I am so lucky. My parents obviously were wrong. My dad had a heart attack when I was 4 years old. At this point it was brought to my mothers attention, with the help of a few private investigators, that my father had been having an affair on her for a long time with his 24 year old secretary. This lead to an eight year divorce for custody photoof me. Looking back on it I don’t know why it took eight years to give my mom custody, but it did. My childhood consisted of going back and forth to both of their houses every week and being raised by our maid. Other than the constant traveling everything else was great!!

I learned a lot at a young age and excelled in school and in sports. I went to TCU for two years before coming to Tech. I remain close with both of my parents today and thank God that he gave me two parents who really do care. It might have been a pain, but in the end it was all worth it in my development as a man.

P.s- I moved in with my dad as soon as it was legal to when I turned 16 for two years.

Sincerely,
Sean M. Pfeiffer

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Apr/13

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All About Me

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My name is Lauren Ashley Bryant, and I am a small-town girl from Boerne, Texas, which is a town on the outskirts of San Antonio. I love Texas with all my heart, but I have an eagerness to travel the world and see life in a new way, especially after I graduate from college. My favorite places of travel so far have been California, New York, and The Caribbean, which I have visited numerous times. Fortunately, I am studying abroad in London, England this summer, followed by Paris and Italy! I can’t wait to see Europe for the first time and dive first into this opportunity head first.

I am a simple girl with many dreams, hopes, and ambitions. I am an aspiring song-writer, with the hopes of getting into the music/song-writing industry and publishing my work for other artists to sing. I not only love to write music, but I am also crazy in love with my guitar, which I started playing several years ago, but recently have gotten more serious about it. I have also been playing the piano since I was a little girl, which goes hand-in-hand with the guitar. Music has saved me in more ways than one, and I hope to inspire others with my songs the way I have been inspired. Meeting artists, going to concerts, and discovering new artists and bands are just few of the many “hobbies” I enjoy, and hope to continue to enjoy as time goes on. My favorites so far have been meeting Rihanna and Taylor Swift.

I am a Christian, and my devotion to the Lord is endless. I believe that the power of prayer can move mountains, it certainly has for me.

I also love cooking and trying out new recipes. One reason I love to travel is specifically to try out the food! Food is so universal and can truly make people come together. My favorites happen to be bean and cheese tacos (I’m from San Antonio, remember?) and Macaroni and Cheese. The cheesier, the better. That being said, I also love to run and I am always trying to find the latest workout routine to fit into my schedule. A healthy life is a happy life.

I love being a girl. Being able to try on new makeup and clothes everyday is fascinating to me, and my passion for fashion is a little unhealthy at times. I adore shopping, and I think you can never go wrong when you look your best.

Last but not least, I adore my family (and my dogs). They truly mean everything and more to me, and I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for their love, guidance and support. I would go to the ends of this earth to make my family happy and I will forever be grateful for all they have done for me.

I live by the words: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and “Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.”

 

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Apr/13

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My history

I grew up in a town in the flatlands called Lubbock, Texas. Both of my parents were born and raised in Lubbock, and so were my brothers and I. I grew up on the North East part of Lubbock, and I went to a total of three different elementary schools. Once I got to junior high, I was in the magnet program that allowed me to go to any school out of my district. I chose to go to JT Hutchinson junior high school where I took advanced classes, dance and band. I played the flute. When it came time for high school I decided that Lubbock High School would be my best bet, considering that Lubbock High was the only high school that offered dance. I wanted to continue to get my fine arts credit in dance since I enjoyed it very much. I also did stay in band for all three years when I was at LHS. I became quite active in band, and I loved it! I tried out for all-region band, and I made it 3 years out of 4 for my whole band career.

As it came closer to graduation I knew what I wanted to do and what my passion was, but I didn’t know where I wanted to go to school. Being that I was the first generation to go to college, I had no idea how to prepare for going to a university. I decided that my best bet would be to attend a junior college. I did just that. I started attending South Plains College in Levelland, Texas (a smaller flatland town and it smells bad) in the fall of 2006. I started out with my major in broadcast journalism. I did that for a full year, and I took a total of 3 semesters off from college. That was, by-far, the biggest mistake I ever made in my collegiate career.

When I decided to go back to SPC in the spring of 2009, I did my last semester as a broadcast journalism student. I switched to print journalism and decided to be an editor for the SPC college newspaper, The Plainsman Press. I graduated in the fall of 2010 with a print journalism degree only to later find out that all of the forms of journalism would soon clash. I always told myself that I would never do broadcast, and I did everything I could to get away from it. It’s almost like journalism slapped me in the face and said, “Get it together, girl. It is all one form of media now.”

In the spring of 2012 I transferred to Texas Tech University to continue my collegiate career in journalism. Now that I have a little bit of broadcast experience from SPC, it has helped me greatly in one of my classes. I was stubborn in what I wanted to get a job in, but being that this is a tough economy I’ll take any job I can get at this point. My only goal now is to graduate in the spring of 2014 and finally start my passion in the real world.

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About Alyssa

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I will begin by apologizing for this not being in AP Style, and I never look like this in class, thanks Instagram. I was born and raised in the DFW area. I graduated from North Mesquite High School. In high school I did an eclectic range of after school activities from bowling, getting a certification for emergency medical training/pharmacy technician, and theater. I would consider Mesquite to be my hometown even though I only lived there for my high school years.

I have a large family because both of my parents remarried. I have two stepbrothers, a stepsister, a blood brother, and two half-brothers. They are all interesting characters and I think socializing with them during family gathers is the reason why I have become quick witted.

I came to Texas Tech in 2009. I was originally a Pre-Dentistry major and after a semester of thinking I was in summer camp and not school, I had to submit  a letter to my dean in order to be reenrolled. After not being in class for 12 days, I had to get whatever classes were still open to freshman, and I accidentally ended up in Bill Dean’s introduction to mass communications class (thinking it was a speech class). I fell in love with writing more than science and decided I would switch over to The College of Mass Communications, but only after I spent three semesters getting my GPA up to a 2.75.

My ambitions include getting a job and not being completely miserable while doing it.

 

 

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