Seventeen and three-quarters of a year ago, Alex Gao was born into this world. Armed only with a pen, he quickly set out to conquer the known world. After four long years of high school, he is now ready to rise to the rank of a college student in order to further advance his goals. In the fall, Alex will be attending Ursinus College, a small college tucked away 20 minutes or so from Philadelphia. Although he will not be doing anything journalism-related in college, he knows that the knowledge he has gained will help him immensely in whatever challenges that may come in the future. The journey has been tough, but with the lessons he has learned from this class, he is sure that he will be able to move on and adapt.