Progress report: high school senior to college senior

  I recently had to submit this report for a class assignment. I’m a fan of keeping a record of accomplishments and goals, so I decided to also publish it as a blog post. It entails my journey of learning and experiences relating to my career goal. Discovering what I wanted to commit the next … More Progress report: high school senior to college senior

California Wrap-up

Four months ago I arrived in Chico, California as a stranger. This born and raised South Carolinian knew no one. I didn’t even realize Northern and Southern California were so culturally different. I was open to any opportunities and new experiences. The town and Chico State campus felt like a maze and life felt like … More California Wrap-up

Adventures in LA

About two weeks ago I received an email from the adviser of the Chico State student newspaper saying student reporters were invited to a collegiate journalism conference in Los Angeles. He described it as, “a terrific opportunity to meet other college journalists, attend training workshops and attend professional critiques of The Orion newspaper.” Naturally, I … More Adventures in LA

Takeaways from LA journalism conference

At the end of February, I took an opportunity to attend the Associated Collegiate Press conference in Los Angeles with a small group student journalists from Chico State. The amount of workshops offered was excitingly overwhelming. I had to choose wisely which ones to attend. Oftentimes, our group would fill one another in on what was learned in our … More Takeaways from LA journalism conference


I love sharing my life with people by telling stories. Sometimes I’ll tell a story that seemingly has no point or conclusion to it. My friends have even coined the term “Michelle Story”, a completely random, pointless story. Shoutout to Erika and Norma. Here in Chico, new things happen everyday. The thought often comes to … More Things

Sweet Encounters

Dear blog readers, I’m overwhelmed. I’ve never experienced anything like this. I don’t know if I can handle it. People in this cute college town are incredibly FRIENDLY! I’ve been in Chico for 4 days now, not even a week. It’s been one sweet encounter after the other. If only I could remember each of … More Sweet Encounters