Oscar Gonzalez

Oscar_GonzalezBy Bobby P. Gomez Jr.
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.

From Palo Alto College to New York City, Oscar Gonzalez has found his way. After graduating from PAC, he received a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Texas A&M University-San Antonio, where he was editor of The Mesquite. He earned multiple journalism scholarships from various associations, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Gonzalez is currently a graduate student at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Gonzalez, whose website Original Gamer has been in existence since 2009, wrote that he remembers the excitement he had when he realized what he learned in his COMM 2311: Media Writing class could be used right away on his website.

“I don’t have a journalism job yet, but I’m in position to land one when done with grad school,” wrote Gonzalez.

Remember that everyone has a story to tell, and get used to talking to strangers.