Over the past semester, I have gotten the chance to experience numerous different journalistic style stories and cover them in class. We have done police reporting, which I have learned is one of the more difficult types of reporting because sometimes the police do not want to cooperate or give you the information that you need to make a good story. Another thing we did was go to a few different types of meetings: council meetings and school board meetings. Sometimes both of these can be somewhat difficult as well because most of the time there is not a lot of information to even cover and make into a story. Then, my favorite part of the semester was when we went to the Brownsville Courthouse and sat in on a few hearings and got to experience first hand (on a smaller scale) what it would be like to deal with criminals and people who have had charges brought against them. I honestly would recommend TIME MANAGEMENT to all future Newspaper Reporting students. There are a lot of stories due in a short period of time and if you do not have them accomplished before then, you are for a lack of better words, screwed. This was a great class however, because not many classes give you the hands-on experience that you will be using in the future for your major anyway!