We are well into the start of the new semester here at Greendale and the campus newbies are starting to learn the ropes. Learning "Seize the Day," or Carpe Diem, with Professor Whitman. Watching film students making obscure documentaries. And discovering how to make an extra buck with psychology guru, Professor Duncan.
I was skeptical at first about participating in an experiment for money, but then I realized I was behind in units that I needed to graduate on time, and extra cash to pay for classes. We all know an eighth year here at Greendale would be awesome, but my parents tell me it's time to move on. Thus began my career as a subject in campus psychology experiments.
Now, I'm sharing my extensive knowledge about how to be a professional subject in on campus psychology experiments, a little Psych 101 if you will, with you, our loyal readers. The process begins by reading the Monday classifieds in our very own Greendale Weekly. This is where you'll learn about the experiments that are scheduled for the upcoming week. Technically you are only allowed to sign up for three experiments in a semester, but how is one supposed to make a living with those restrictions? In order to get around this "rule" I have created a well-thought-out list of secret identities. This is where it gets a little tricky.
For each experiment you must have a current student ID card in order to guarantee your status as a student. Tip: make friends with someone in the ID office (shout out to my homie, Troy). After you have secured your multiple identities, you are free to start your career.
Sign up for at least two, but no more than three experiments a week. You want to be able to make a decent amount of money, but not appear in the psychology department too often. You do not want to be recognized by the departmental staff. And above all, never sign up for more than three experiments with the same professor. They may appear to be absentminded at times, but they are no fools.
Make sure you sign up for a variety of experiments. Space out the experiments involving electrodes and shock therapy with a simple survey every once in a while. Such rigorous physical tests can take a toll on your health. Trust me, your brain will thank you.
And your final task as a professional psychology experiment subject, enjoy your earnings. You will be contributing to the priceless research that could change the field of psychology forever, and you will be rolling in dough as well. It doesn't get any better than that. Well that is all for this week. Stay tuned for the next edition of Greendale Weekly.
There comes a time each semester when Greendale Community College becomes what I imagine the streets of Hollywood, CA to be like each and every day. The simple corridors of our campus buildings are filled with film students capturing the intimate moments between friends, faculty and administrators. The inspired film makers want to tell a story, shed some light on taboo subjects or document the struggles of students right here on very own Greendale campus.
Lights. Camera. Action.
What I do here each week at The Greendale Weekly is put words to paper, where film students capture emotion through the lenses and weave it into a story. I secretly wish, well maybe not so secretly anymore, each semester that one of the film students would want to do a documentary on the work we do at the student newspaper, but no luck just yet. There is always next semester.
But in the meantime, the A/V dept has decided to feature four student films on their webpage. Each one has unique point of view and showcases the true talent of the students here at Greendale Community College. Maybe one day a Greendale student will be featured at a film festival like Sundance. Hey, a girl can dream.
As a journalist myself, I was delighted to see a few Greendale students bring awareness to a cause that is close to my heart. Freedom of speech is something that many of us take for granted on a daily basis. I use words to express emotion, bring awareness, inform people, expose problems, pass judgment on people... because I can. I have freedom of speech. I am American.
The silent protest held on campus this week showed me that community college students aren't as apathetic as I once thought. Thanks to three students, I was able to grab a delicious brownie in the afternoon and support a good cause while filling my tummy with something yummy.
The silent protest was showing solidarity for the murdered Guatemalan journalists that lost their lives because they spoke what was on their minds. They exposed issues that others felt should remain silenced. Now, although the protest was supposed to be silent, the show really began when one older, or should I say mature, student who was angered by another male student's lack of respect, approached him at the protest.
After a slight verbal altercation in the quad, the mature student, who appeared a little intoxicated, caught his jacket on fire and jumped into the campus fountain for relief. While others may think this was an inappropriate display at a protest, I think it added some fire, some heat, some excitement to the cause.
I hope this new trend in student activism continues here at GCC and that we'll have more protests, silent or not.