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As a writer...
Well, first of all I would like to start by saying that I am happy to be part of the Beca 670 community. I never thought of my self as a writer but this class has showed me how much I do enjoy writing. It is somewhat of a challenge for me to put my ideas on paper, especially in English which I find is difficult to get my point across in a clear and concise manner. However, as they say, the more you do it the better you get. I am finally becoming comfortable with the idea of writing because I realize the importance of being a good writer. If one does not write down his or her ideas on paper they're writing is not going to improve.
I love San Francisco. I grew up in Colombia where I enjoyed the city life, the loud music playing in the streets, the clubs, the restaurants and the culture. And San Francisco reminds me of Colombia, it's so full of life! It's a city that inspires people to participate in all kinds of social and cultural activities. Its active community encourages you to get involved and experience all the wonderful things it has to offer. San Francisco caters to whatever you like whether it is eating international food, meeting interesting people, watching a Ballet performance, going to the opera, or dancing salsa, there is something for everyone. Here is a place where you get the invaluable opportunity with everyone reveling in each other's cultures.
What about SFSU?
For the last couple of years that I have attended San Francisco State and I have to admit that I had not hung out around campus very often. I go do my thing and leave. In between classes I do homework or I go home, which is the advantage of living 10 minutes away from school. However, even if I am doing homework, I like to hang out in the courtyard in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. This center offers an incredible amount of resources and variety of activities for all members of school regardless their major. Therefore, I decided to explore all the different services that this building has to offer.
First of all, how about a little bit of history about the Cesar Chavez. We should know who Caesar Chavez in order to understand why our school would want to name this building after him. Cesar Chavez Bio The reason why I love the Cesar Chavez student center so much is because it represents the unity of the students at our school. It is not rare to find booths where students promote clubs and associations or to hear knowledgeable speakers or to witness creative artists. Students at this campus really inspired me to get involve in different activities and to become part of different communities within our school. But one thing is for certain there is no better place to start than at the Ceasar Chavez Student Center One of my favorite things to do in the Cesar Chavez building in between my brakes is to read X-Press, the school magazine while I relax in the comfortable lounge chairs one floor above the basement. I love X-Press because it talks about issues that we should all be concerned about, if not at least thinking about. As students, I think the writers bring a different and interesting perspective to the table that we don’t usually get from the corporate world. Just their last issue January 08,The Price of Democracy was incredible. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do, because it will if not change the way you think at least give you a set of alternative views to think about. In case you don’t have free time around campus please check out their website to read their insightful articles.