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Journey through the thoughts of the future

College is the next step into becoming an adult, whether your plan is to go or not it is also nice to have options open.

I recently got the experience to tour the college I plan to enter, called Douglas Center. Douglas is considered a technical school, but it is not only one subject taught. Douglas is in Monessen Pa. and is divided into three specific programs such as (Creative programs, Tom Savini’s special makeup effects, and George A remarks Film making) Beauty and wellness programs, cosmetology, esthetics, and massage therapy. Skill trade programs, commercial driver’s licenses, safety, and heavy equipment safety.

The good thing about having options is that you do not have to always go into what you set out to do. There are a bunch of possibilities. During The tour of Douglas Center’s Tom Savini’s Makeup Effects School, I got to see cases of artwork and sculpture, mythical creatures, and more. I got to see up close effects on real people dressed from Avatar and someone doing lion makeup on a girl. Two people from my family came with me and they enjoyed it as well. “Back when I was younger, they didn’t have as many possibilities as they do now, I haven’t seen any of that stuff before, and it was nice. I definitely didn’t think that’s what the school would be,” said Brenda Jensen.

Money can be a big issue for students going into college and that can lead others to having a different view on the opportunities of it. Such as Jensen, who said, “Though it was interesting to see I do like the idea of this economy giving struggle and pushing you into department and a lot of people change majors, but the good thing about college I think is the responsibility that comes with it. Having conversations with those with the same interests, instead of constantly being surrounded by kids who do not want to be there or are forced too.” There are millions of schools out there and millions of opportunities to get money for them, take up the chances you have, explore and talking to teachers in your schools for scholarships, there’s no possibility that you can take part of, just, got to search for it.

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