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FYI > The College Initiative Magazine

For one of my service projects for FYI last Spring (Spring 2011), I worked with the "TCI" (The College Initiative) First Year Magazine as the editor for the College Experience Section! I not only wrote an article that was featured in the magazine, but was also in charge of reading through and choosing submissions people sent in to go into this section. It was really a lot of fun reading through the first year experience of other college students who I went to school with. I really realized how different each experience for each person really is. Working with the magazine was an awesome experience and I got to work with some pretty amazing people. It was a new experience; I never wrote an actual article to be published or worked on creating an actual magazine! It was really rewarding to know potential SUNY New Paltz students would be reading this and knowing first hand what to expect within their first year. This was a great opportunity to not only work with other students to create the magazine, but it also counted for the FYI Community Service Class Service Project! The hours I contribute to the magazine were very rewarding and extremely enjoyable.

--Stephen Lawrence