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Week 4- Classmate Conversation- Anthony Diaz


This week I met the very nice Anthony Diaz.

He is currently a Junior at Cal State Long Beach and studies Computer Science, though he is considering taking on a career in the music industry. He has been looking into LA Recording School so he may learn more about pursuing a career in the recording studio. Anthony originally decided to go into Computer Science because he is good with computers, especially when it comes to coding and the patience needed to work with computers.He is considering changing career paths because of his love of music and distaste for a desk job like he would have when working with computers. Part of this comes from his dislike of repetition and routines, Anthony seems to be a bit of a free spirit so I agree with his choice to switch directions.

Regarding art, Anthony’s favorite form of art is music. He had 17,000-18,000 songs on his Ipod and loves going to music shows/festivals. His favorite genre is psychedelic music, his least favorite is country, and his favorite group overall is Pink Floyd. I haven’t ever met anyone into psychedelic music, but I have to say I always enjoyed the psychedelic undertones in The Beetles’ music. He has been to Coachella and FYF, though he prefers music that isn’t mainstream. A majority of the music he listens to comes from surfing the internet.

Another medium of art Anthony enjoys is drawing, he does many sketches like the one below. He enjoys making detailed and intricate drawings with patterns in the background to give the illusion of texture. He showed me a few of his drawings, and I think he definitely has a talent for it, plus I appreciate the originality of his pieces. If you pay attention to the line-work and the patterns he uses, you can see he has a psychedelic flare, that could be inspired by the music he listens to.


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Week 3- Classmate Conversations- Minyon Spencer

This week I met the sweet Minyon Spencer.


I was excited to find that Minyon is from a town Tracy, CA , which is close to my hometown Brentwood, CA. She loves being out of a small town and being in a city atmosphere. Minyon is a freshman at Cal State Long Beach who is studying Business Finance. She would like to be an accountant who is hired by large corporate companies to manage accounts. She always thought math was easy growing up and figured she would find a career in something that comes naturally to her. Though she is studying finance, recently she decided she might want to switch her major to Nutrition. She loves eating healthy and staying fit so she may want to pursue a dietician career. She said she would love to work with brides-to-be so they can lose weight before their big day.

Regarding art, Minyon enjoys abstract art because she thinks it is interesting to look at and contains many hidden emotions. Her favorite medium is photography, mostly pieces done in black and white because they look classic and she is intrigued with the time in history when black and white films were produced. For fun, Minyon likes to go to the gym or catch a movie with her friends. She cheered in high school and misses it often. Fun fact: Minyon’s favorite animal is a flamingo, she doesn’t know exactly why because she hates birds in general, but she finds flamingos fascinating.

I enjoyed getting to know this lovely girl. To learn more visit her website at: http://minyonspencer.wordpress.com/