Well, in the past year several new things have happened, and I would say the vast majority of them are quite positive. I can't remember exactly when the forums went down, so I'll just start at the begining of the year. It started out with me in my first theater class, something I'm completely new to. This was taken a step further, when I was cast as the lead in the play, as Captain Jack Sparrow.:
(My friend Jacob and I)
Furthermore, one of the people in the cast is Brad Jordan, a little person, who with his sister share the world record for "smallest siblings". Dicovery contacted his family for a one off documentary, so the fim crew came to our campus and filmed. While they were there, I was interviewed extensively on stage about how it was working with him,etc.
He was lucky enough to be contacted by TLC, and a TV series was proposed. A different (much ruder) crew then came out, fed us lines and totally ruined my experience. Where the first crew was wonderful to work with, this crew was much different. The show was very sterotypical fake reality. Through the course of filming that day, I quickly realized that all of my past beliefs about reality TV were true, and perhaps even worse than I originally believed. Having said that, I was used extensively in one episode, and I became a local celebrity myself.
(Brad and I after being interviewed at the last performace)
Another main thing that happened, was the fact I got elected by the student body to be the student member on the board of trustees. I'm the most powerful student on campus, muhahaha! What this really means is that about once a week I am able to attend a college event, and get presented in front of groups of 300+ people each time. I attend all pinning ceremonies, graduations, and board meetings. Likewise, I get to have an advisory vote (it doesn't count) on the board, unless it is a tie breaker. My name also appears on every paper leaving the college, as it appears on the header. All the other pamphlets,etc that are created also have name (or face) on them. Additionally, I am also in the paper every 2 weeks or so.