Honor’s College

On Thursday the nineteenth, my mother and I went to Michigan State University’s Honor’s College Invitational. We both know that if I do end up at a public university, I want to go to an honor’s college, mostly because of the smaller class sizes (especially since my school currently is around 400 students grades 8-12). The experience was very positive and I was very pleased. The meeting was in the Mosaic Center inside of the Union. For those of you that don’t know a mosaic is a picture or pattern that comes from putting a variety of different types of hard materials together. It’s the perfect name for MSU’s Multi-cultural Center. I loved it. Not only was it inviting, but it was beautiful. It was composed of two large glass squares. Inside of the squares there were cubes that represented different societal issues, lot of them pertaining to race, gender, sexual-orientation, and sex. They had a question bin, where they invited you to talk about issues that are important to you that you want to talk about. After just completing a research report on how African-American women are depicted in media, that’s what I wanted to talk about. I think MSU did a great job on their multi-cultural center and that it represents the university making changes to be more accepting to everyone. Attached I have pictures of the center (it’s actually a panorama), the share your voice box and my favorite issue mentioned, pertaining to the #blacklivesmatter movement.







As my time at Michigan State University, for the College of Education’s High School Summer Scholar’s Program,  I’ve done a lot of growing. I was there for four weeks, and just got home this morning. I learned a lot about myself and the importance of communication. Experiences like this not only have changed how I look at education and how I will be educated, but we also addressed many social issues. I learned a lot in general. It’s hard to describe but I know I’m returning home as a stronger person than I was when I went. I’m moved out of my comfort zone and grew a lot. I was not only pushed to my limits physically (the rigorous physically activity) and emotionally (I already talked about the wall in my last blog). I think it’s been the best experience possible for me. The people there really cared about each other and it was a positive experience. I could go into details about the classes and all I learned in the program, but it’s unexplainable. It was a great experience. (Class of 2016 was in the picture)