The Sobs I’ll Never Forget

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It’s quite obvious to my family and most, if not all, of my peers that I’m quite a film geek. At this point in my life, I feel like it’s a hobby more than a hobby, something that I feel I’ll enjoy making a job out of yet not feeling like it’s a job. In fact, there’s this gurgling feeling in my gut that I can actually consider myself addicted to the medium, as every aspect of it brings me lots of joy.

Strangely enough, I hadn’t been feeling so these previous weeks. After signing on to create a video for a program called “Every Fifteen Minutes” at a neighboring school, I began to feel the stress and intense amount of work that went into making such a time-crunching and collaborative project. The endless shooting days (though extremely fun) were beginning to bog down my conscience and sleeping schedule, but as an important contributor of the project, I knew well that quitting definitely was not an option. After figuring out a stressful ordeal with the program directors regarding certain legal issues, the production was finally able to continue, and after about 3 weeks of shooting, came to a close. However, the monster I encountered next was the massive amount of footage that needed to be edited. Continue reading

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Is College Worth the Effort?

On my last blog, I vented quite a bit about the competitiveness of college admissions for the University of California system. This week, I would like to take the subject of college in a bit of a different direction. The question, “Is a college education really worth the time, money and effort?”

All of my life I have been told that I need to study hard to get into a good college so that I can have a career that I can support myself with. It has been hammered into my head so long and I never questioned it. Year after year I toil, AP and Honors classes since I was a freshman. I even got a head start on Spanish and math in middle school, taking high school geometry and Spanish I. Now I am taking college classes in high school to get ahead in college.

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Photo @ 2010 by Sean MacEntee [CC by 2.0]

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