Amanda Garza

The March 2017 issue of The Pulse is the seventy-fifth issue published since the Fall of 1998. We asked former reporters and editors to let us know where they are now, their favorite Palo Alto memories, and what advice they would give to current students.

By Jose Castillon
Pulse Staff Editor

Amanda Garza was a Palo Alto student from Fall 2013 to Summer 2015. Garza is now a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, and she is the station manager for UTD TV, the college’s TV station. Garza is also a freelancer for Addison Magazine, a publication based out of Dallas.

“My favorite memories are the ones that I had with my colleagues and friends that I had for all the main classes we had to take together. We were like one family achieving a single goal,” wrote Garza. “I still use my journalism skills at the TV station and various other classes. Being on The Pulse has helped me be a better AP writer and helped me with talking to people, whether that be in an interview or social setting.”

“I thought I wanted to do straight journalism, but I have now found that I enjoy other realms of communication, though I still enjoy writing as I did when I attended PAC. I was really excited when I became the station manager of the TV station at my school. It think it’s something that not many people can say they have been, and it’s somewhere I feel like I belong and helps me grow. I am also working on a really big project for my senior project, and if everything comes out well, it’ll be something I am really proud of.”

Have fun! It goes by so fast. Even when you have that one class that you dread, that class will not last forever. Nothing lasts forever, so enjoy learning each day and enjoy one another.

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