By Julianna Montoya
Pulse Staff Editor
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.
Gabrielle Herrera attended Palo Alto College from Fall ’13 to Spring’ 15. She said writing for The Pulse has helped her pursue Public Relations at Texas State University, where she will complete her bachelor’s degree this spring. Herrera has been on the Dean’s List each semester. She currently interns for The School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she manages their social media, blog and website.
“If there was one thing I could change, it would be to use all the resources given to me. I am still upset with myself for not taking advantage of what PAC had to offer. There was so many opportunities that I could have easily taken advantage of if I wasn’t so damn lazy. I also wish I could of just enjoyed my time there. Those entire two years I was looking to get out of the South Side of San Antonio, and I didn’t allow myself to enjoy it,” wrote Herrera. “My experience at The Pulse really gave me a foundation for diving into PR at Texas State! My tolerance for writing and using AP Style was definitely built at Palo Alto. After graduating from PAC, I had no problem with listing “experienced writer” on my resume.”
I would advise any PAC student to utilize the people and resources at a small campus. Make good impressions and work hard. People remember that. TOUR THE NEXT CAMPUS YOU WANT TO ATTEND. I lucked out with attending a university and living in a city I love, but it is not for everyone. Last but not least, pay attention in class. Such a basic and cliché statement, but it will save you a lot of time in the long run.