Oh it feels so good to actually have time to blog to you all, I have been wanting to all semester but as you can see by my title, it has been one crazy, busy, action packed, glorious semester. This will be part one of, I’m thinking, a 4 part blog post.
This Semester started out rather interestingly.
You see, this is my 5th year at APU. This is second Senior Year, and this was going to be quite a difficult semester. On top of that, it was to be my Girlfriend’s (***Spoiler: My now Fiancé, but more on that later) first semester at the school period. I was going into my 8th Semester at IMT (11th if you count Summer) and my 5th Off Season of Track. Oh, did I mention I am one of the Res-Life Intern/Pink Lady/Blue Boys of the Semester? Yes, All of that on my plate and a 20 page Senior Sem Paper on the horizon, I was ready to pound into this semester.
I’ll start off with the subject of class. I took Graphic Design 4, Web Design, Senior Seminar, Photo Processes and Analytical Inquiry. What is Analytical Inquiry you ask? Well, it is equivalent to College Algebra. Yes, I am one of those who not only waited until his Senior Year to take Math, but I waited until my second Senior Year… (Note to incoming Freshman… DON’T DO THAT!) However! This class is the practical application version of College Algebra, which ended up being an AMAZING class to have right before going into the real world. I learned how to do my taxes, learned how to buy a car and make adequate payments on it, and learned how to save money. It was a fantastic class and way more useful than College Algebra.
Graphic Design 4 with Becky was fantastic as always. We got to create our own work, but in a professional way. I created and thought of a company (which I will not disclose in this blog, it’s confidential at the moment, but you may see it someday) and went ahead and did a lot of professional work on it. Web Design speaks for itself if you visit http://Staphon.com. I learned a ton (and am actually currently scheduled to meet with a client soon to discuss doing a site for them.). Photo Processes involved me taking tons of photos on my iPhone and proving that it is a great way to take pictures, even though it is not a professional camera. More at http://chasingstaphon.blogspot.com
Senior Sem was not my favorite class of the semester, however, I really enjoyed my topic which had to do with finding christian ethics and morals in the fictional heroes of modern media. In essence, it explained how when watching shows like Superman, reading books like Harry Potter, or reading comics about spiderman can ultimately influence children in the right way because they are learning amazing morals due to the hidden religious aspects of each medium. I was able to interview some amazing people (Like B.J. Oropeza, Editor of the book The Gospel According to Super Heroes Who also happened to be my Romans and Galatians teacher 2 years ago, and Scott Rosen, Author of chapter 5 of the book and our Marshburn Research Librarian.) and got to read some fantastic books on the subject.
To Be Continued….
Next Episode: Rez-life & Track