In this class I learned about the media, its function in society, and the way it can sometimes incorrectly negatively stereotype certain demographics. I learned it is important to always report information accurately, and it is doubly important to analyze everything you see or read.
In my computer/robotics engineering class I learned why computer engineers are paid so freaking much. Their job is really really hard. I didn’t even do the hard part of the job, and it was the hardest thing I have ever done. I also learned that programming is easier than building a circuit. I now know how computers work, and how other, simpler, and less complex pieces of circuitry work.
The Rockies game was absolutely fantastic. I got to watch two of my friends compete for glory and a mountain biking tour on the big screen, watched the team I was rooting for win, have a conversation with some of my good friends.
The funniest thing that ever happened at HSI had to be Austin opening the wrong door at the rendezvous room and setting off the fire alarm. That was pretty funny.
Although I do feel I am more independant then when I first came her, I don’t think I really conquered any fears. Also, it might be difficult to be more outgoing than I already am, so there wasn’t really much growth in that category.
HSI has done a great job of preparing me for college life, and I’ve learned things about college that I never knew before, such as how difficult the classes really are, and how fraternities work.
If I could do something differently, I wouldn’t stay in Parkers room untill 11:00 playing chess. Emily got pretty pissed at me.
I will tell my friends and family back home that that I made friends that will last a lifetime, that I will treasure forever. Goodbye, HSI, its been good.