Day Ten: Pushing through

by Genevieve Gonzales, June 26 2020


The past few days have been stressful for many of us because of the upcoming deadlines. It’s the last day, and we were able to push through till the end. 


Today’s morning schedule was different from the usual mornings: Students met up with their instructors to discuss their stories. My instructor, Robert Salonga, told us that our stories were all set, so it was a pretty short and brief meeting; there wasn’t plenty left for us to do besides check our photos. 


Realizing I had extra time on my hands, I left the meeting satisfied. I decided to make fluffy vegan pancakes for me and my mom since we hadn't eaten breakfast yet. 


Once my stomach was filled, I went to the main Zoom meeting. Sharon Noguchi explained the process of the thank you notes for sources and sponsors on a spreadsheet shared with students. I successfully sent a thank you email to Susan Gonzalez, who is from Chalkbeat.


Afterward, I searched for news stories because I was assigned to share a story in our news review meeting in the afternoon. I chose a story from the Los Angeles Times, which talked about people of color sharing their experiences with racism while working in tech companies.


Later that afternoon, we were sent a Mosaic 2020 student evaluation Google form to fill out, which didn’t take more than 10 or 15 minutes. 


The day went by quickly, and we were in our last Zoom call for Mosaic. Instructors and students thanked one another for their excellent work these past two weeks. 


Although many of us had our struggles, we didn’t give up on completing our tasks. We wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for the help of our supportive instructors. 

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