Phillip Bowie


By Thristan Ramos
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.

Phillip Bowie is a guy who started out in Texas and is currently in South Korea.

Bowie was in the PAC class of 2012, and he went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Bowie said his experience with The Pulse opened up possibilities toward a different field of work. Bowie currently teaches English in Ilsan, South Korea, while also pursing a career in film and dance. His favorite memories of Palo Alto College include PACfest and the Maymester newswriting class in Washington, D.C., and New York City that he took with Dr. Richter.

As for regrets, “I would’ve got more involved sooner, but I’m very happy with the way things happened,” Bowie wrote. “I’m actually doing a lot more than what I anticipated. I learned so much at my university, and what doors would become open after graduation.”

Do not be afraid to ask for help from anyone, especially your professors. Take advantage of the small setting and speak to your professors often. It gets harder to do so when you get to a four-year college.