To be honest, I was excited to listen to my classmates social topic presentations. The presentations were the highlight of my week because I was interested to see what my peers were passionate about since I don’t know a lot about my classmates. It was really nice seeing students let their guard down and speak up on things that are personal to them. Students social topics varied from Environmental Racism to Exploitation of Student Athletes to Teen Depression.
As everyone was presenting, the audience received feedback forms. In those forms, we had to write down a basic or social need that we thought was being compromised with the student’s social topic, positive words that could be used to bring awareness, and a zine cover idea. Although listening to the presentations were interesting, filling out the feedback forms were a little tricky in my opinion. The only tricky part about the feedback forms was drawing a zine cover that related to their social topic. I was struggling with coming up with an idea for a zine cover, and when I would have an idea in mind, I wouldn’t know how to draw my idea because my drawing skills are very bad. The best part about listening to students present was seeing how they were all passionate about the topic they chose. Some students put in great effort into their presentations and that reflected on how passionate they were about the topic. My classmates presentations were all very informative and each person taught me something that I had not known before.