Kristopher Rivera - Fall 2012
I sat in a psychology course one day during my sophomore year at the University of Texas at El Paso, I began to question if I really wanted to pursue a career in psychology, which was my major. I was at a crossroad and began to think of how choices now would shape my future. At the moment I thought about how I never had a difficult time in my writing classes, and I enjoyed reading about bands in music magazines, including Alternative Press, Rolling Stone and SPIN.
The following semester I switched my major to journalism.
I am now a senior multimedia journalism major at the University of Texas at El Paso. College Prowler, a college guide for students, was my first internship in the field. It was nothing intense, just a brief collection of short essays about UTEP.
The real journalism experience started my junior year at UTEP’s student publication, The Prospector. In a span of about two years I have spent equal amounts of time covering sports, entertainment and news. I had a long-term career goal of writing as a music journalist. But after covering news stories, I began to see that there are far more important topics to report, such as stories about a crumbling missionary chapel in El Paso in need of repair or activists in El Paso protesting the drug war in Mexico.
Although it is hard work to be a journalist, it is also very rewarding. There is always something new to learn in the life of a journalist. You never know what to expect each time you go out and get a story.
WASHINGTON – It has been 16 years since Rep. Silvestre Reyes and his wife, Carolina Reyes, have had a vacation.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Tuesday that the United States must pay when it permanently damages property as a result of floods created when water is released from upstream dams.
WASHINGTON – At a luncheon held a day before The Who was scheduled to play a show at the Verizon Center, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend spoke about their program to help teens cope with cancer.