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Thunderwolf Nation, thanks for the memories

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Graduates await the chance to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas, May 7 at the ThunderBowl. [Today photo/Brenden Vigil]

By Nathan Torres

My college experience here at CSU Pueblo has been nothing short of amazing.

When I started off in 2017, I did not know what I wanted to major in, so I just chose one. After a couple of semesters’ worth of classes, I knew business would not work out for me. I started some mathematics classes, and while I excelled at them, they were not something that gave me joy.

So, I took a couple of years off and returned to CSU Pueblo this last fall, and got into the Journalism Program in the Media Communications Department (now Media & Entertainment).

I was watching ESPN last summer and realized that I wanted to possibly study sports writing and reporting in college – or maybe just reporting in general. Some of my favorite journalists are people like Stephen A. Smith, Woody Paige and David Muir.


This journalism experience at CSU Pueblo has been awesome. I have always felt confident that I was going to do great in these classes, because the professors gave me the chance to write in a style that made me successful as a writer.


Some classes that were fun for me were reporting and feature story classes simply because the homework was easy and the topics that we were given to write about were your ordinary news stories.

I had the privilege to watch the awesome Pack athletes play in competitive games and then interview the players and coaches.

Professor Regan Foster really gave me confidence about my writing and told me that I could pursue a future in journalism. When she told me that, I honestly thought, “Well, maybe this is something I want to pursue as a degree.” I am really glad I took the spring semester lab with The Today, because I got the opportunity to write about basketball, volleyball, baseball and track and field.

Every week I was assigned to write was awesome for me because I had the privilege to watch the awesome Pack athletes play in competitive games and then interview the players and coaches. I know that I have a strength for interviewing and communicating in interviews, and that is something that I believe I can build upon if I do perhaps pursue a journalism career, which is my plan as of right now.


I learned that after picking a major that fits you and fits your schedule, everything will be an easy transition from there. I also learned to stay on top of my work, even if it means procrastinating until late deadlines sometimes, as long as the piece is written well. I also learned that communication is a big part of any major, not just media communication.


These last few months of my college experience at CSU Pueblo will always hold a place in my heart. Professor Foster and Professor Steve Henson have helped me become a better writer and reporter with their lectures and news assignments.


I really have enjoyed my time writing for the Today Newspaper, and I feel proud that I am part of the new voice of Pueblo as far as print/media news is concerned.

 **See related content: A visual depiction of Convocation 2022 **

Thanks so much to the Media Communications Department, and I hope maybe, my writing and my classmates’ writing can help influence more people to join the media communications department here at CSU Pueblo. I am going to miss meeting in the newsroom every Tuesday night, but hopefully someday in the near future I can work in the newsroom as a career.

Thanks, Pack Nation.

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