I am Jasinia Flores, I was raised in Canyon, TX. I am the traditional and the non-traditional transfer student. I am a commuter, I have never lived on campus and I have only eaten in the Caf about a dozen times. I am a hispanic WT student, along with 1000 others. I am in a sorority, along with 4% of WT Women. I am a Peer Leader for Freshman along with about 30 others. I have 3 jobs, I pay for my own education without the help of my parents. I am a President, a Vice President, and a Treasurer of different organizations. I have been a reporter, an Editor-in-Chief, a Student Senator, and the girl who wasn’t involved at all.
I wasn’t chosen to blog because someone thought I would paint a pretty picture of West Texas A&M, I was chosen because I represent a lot of different people that attend this University. I don’t write to make WT look good, it looks good on it’s own. I haven’t written much, but what I have written has been truth.
I don’t think about writing about the possibility of the increase on tuition because I already know that it is among the lowest in the state and even in the United States. I don’t have a problem with the cost of tuition because I have already been to a Big 12 school where 1 semester cost me more than my entire education at WT will cost. When I left that school not a single professor knew my name or where I came from, whereas here I can call my professors by their first name and I have the same technology and a better understanding of what I am studying.
I don’t talk about construction and the pains of it because there isn’t any. Sure the schedule is a little difficult with the reconstruction of the Classroom Center but at the same time class is still in session and the future students of WT will benefit from it.
You left out our discussion about the infamous parking problem, I like to refer to it as the lazy problem. The biggest complaint is that no one can ever find a spot, but what they really mean is that they can’t find a spot near the door. There really are enough spots but no one wants to walk a little. Oh and the price. Forgot about that, it increased and so did the cost of violations. Sorry if I think that $40 is reasonable for a possible 5 minute walk, versus the $500 I paid and still had to walk 25-30 minutes to get to class at the other school I went to.
So, to bobdoledude. I guess you have answers. It turns out I wasn’t bought about by the administration, I don’t paint pretty pictures, and I don’t believe that WT has many problems. But one problem I do see is there are far too many who fail to see that WT really is a great place.