The Voice of campus

Wow , wow , wow

One day you are playing your favorite record as you organize your binders, notebooks and syllabi after the first week of class. The next you look up and it is October 6th. Exactly a month to the date that you lasted posted. I almost feel a reintroduction is necessary. In any event this last month has been a very hectic one to say the least. Much has taken place both in the academic and the student involvement sectors. This semester I have a list of defined and extremely detailed goals. On of those goals was to help introduce an idea that I have been working on all summer long. At the conclusion of last semester I decided that I wanted to create a home. A home where my fellow students could display their talents and put to use the knowledge they had gained in the classrooms over the years.

So I joined together with an organization that I knew would share in not only my vision but understand the passion behind it. The Black Student Union. BSU has been a staple in the Oswego community for over 40 years, and has continued to find new ways in which to define their excellence. Last year they were awarded the prestigious Student Involvement President’s Award. The distinction was just one of many accolades and achievements gained by the organization in the last academic year alone. The idea I presented them was simple. Create a media outlet that  would serve as “the voice” of the campus.

Now I am aware that on this campus we have a few outlets. One being the Student Blogs ( which we are obviously on as I write and you read) and the other prominent source being the independent student run newspaper the Oswegonian.  I have been a contributing writer for them as well.However with all due respect to the Oswegonian there are more opinions/interest than the few often covered.

This is where we come in. The Voice has one main goal. That goal is to be a direct reflection of the opinions and interest of the students on this campus. To proactively disseminate diversity through the articles and interest articulated by the student who contribute. A broad range of interest such as fashion,art,entertainment, local/national news and opinion will be covered on a biweekly basis. The central theme to every article written is lies within each writers desire to share a perspective voice on campus, the roads they take are all different but the destination remains the same. While I can share more. I can’t think of a better introduction to this site than to share with you what your fellow students have already done.

I Present : The Voice



Are You Ready?

We are officially ONE day away. If your not ready well then F.U *. I’m not even going to lie to you , I snuck into the last practice. Poles,Girls on tables, the dances…oh the dances! This show is really coming together nice.I still consider myself to be new even though I’ve been here for a semester now ; but in talking to everyone involved in the scenes and the few who watched last practice. This year might be the best one yet so I’m hyped.

I still have to experience it for self to really answer and reveal but to me what Variety Show represents , is a time were we are being festive and fun. Although we do put our best foot forward at the dinners and we enjoy those fully. I still feel a connection to this show because it allows for the opportunity for talent to be showcased, for peoples fashion sense to be recognized and for people to have a good reason to dress up and look their best, despite Oswego’s best attempt to have us look ugly on the daily with this weather(snow ugh). It truly is a time to express yourself , take that deep breath and let it all out. Everyone has been going hard from the Rose in the Concrete to the last program w/ASO “Minority Report”. We made it baby! Black History Month has been recognized and celebrated to the FULLEST since Jan 31st midnight till the “electric slide” plays at the BSU dinner (tumbo you better play that ).

Courtesy Donations of $2 for students and $4 for general public are accepted. (and “encouraged”my words…its like $2 that’s something out the vending machine. I mean…). Hopefully I see everyone their ready to turn it up in the Oz for the weekend. Then after is the annual and highly anticipated dinner the next day with the keynote speaker J.Ivey . Tickets are still on sale but I wouldn’t know. I copped mine .

~If you cant get with it then #F.U**

*What does the “F.U” stand for!?! does anyone know yet?