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Summer 2016
Anthony Akintonde
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How I felt being a News Anchor

August 9th 

In a word, being a news anchor was awesome.  I felt like I was in my element from the start of the program and that feeling carried all the way throughout the process.

From the time the lights were turned on, the microphone was put on me and the teleprompter cued, I felt like I was prepared.  I knew ahead of time what my role would be.  This was based in large part to all the things we…


Posted on August 11, 2016 at 12:06pm

The Links Trip to the Field Museum

August 8th

I have visited the Field Museum plenty of times in my life.  My earliest memory of visiting the museum is when my mother took my brother and me to an exhibit about dinosaurs that allowed us to dig for their “fossils” in the ground.  Of course I didn’t know at the time it was only a sandbox we were digging in, because I was only about 5-years-old at the time, but I found out later.  This time around, things were a bit different.  On…


Posted on August 11, 2016 at 12:04pm

The Last Week of Columbia Links

August 11th 

I am thankful that I was selected to be a part of the 2016 Links Program.  I appreciate a lot of things about this program.   For starters, I made a lot of new friends and I hope I’ll be able to stay in touch with them once school starts.  I know for sure that I have a good chance of doing so with one of my Links classmates since he also attend Jones.    

I really liked being able to work…


Posted on August 11, 2016 at 12:02pm

A work day

August 3rd

Dedicating a day to finish something is always important. Whether it’s doing chores or writing a paper.  Today is dedicated to all the Columbia Links students working on their articles or blogs.  This gave me a lot of time to add more to my article and to correct grammatical errors that I made.


The first reaction I had when I was told that today was a…


Posted on August 4, 2016 at 1:59pm

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