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Graduate Perspectives: Who are you? I am…

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Photo by Emma Turk

You may have seen the posters lining our hallways with phrases such as “I am going to finish this time.” and “I am proud of myself.” These were part of a ‘perspectives’ piece intended to celebrate our students’ differences. As the semester comes to a close, the MATC Times wanted to continue this piece by checking in with our soon-to-be alumni. On Sunday, December 10, more than 700 MATC students graduated.

Three of our photojournalists, Christopher Davis, Beau Humphries and Sirphazzun Johnson, asked December graduates to finish the sentence “I am….” They also asked about post-graduation plans and if they had any advice for future students. These were their answers.

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Christopher D'Allen
Christopher D'Allen, Editor-in-Chief
My name is Christopher D'Allen and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the MATC Times, a student run paper dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in scholastic journalism. The MATC Times stands as the voice of our students and a bastion of free speech for the communiy we represent. I joined the staff in my first semester at MATC and obtained my current position at the start of Summer '23. Here I am a photography student and hold a BA in Political Science and Spanish & Latin American Studies with a minor in Democracy and Justice Studies. I have worked an Administrative Assistant, World Language Instructor, a Head Lifeguard and Resident Assistant, but have found that my passion lies in the arts. As a photographer, I challenge myself daily to find a new perspective, capture a fleeting scene and turn moments into memories. As we work to relaunch the MATC Times website and grow our staff, I want to make joining our team as positive a learning experience and beneficial a work experience as possible. I strongly believe in the power of collaboration and inclusivity. As an Editor, I actively encourage diverse perspectives. Each student's unique viewpoint enriches our storytelling and fosters a sense of unity within our community. I aim to bridge the gap between words and images, revealing the untold stories that shape our community.