Name: Roberautrice Eddie
Hometown: Hanau, Germany
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Grad Year: 2013
What made you choose your school? I originally wanted to study criminal justice, but after realizing I wanted to work in front of the scenes and not behind them, I changed it to Mass Communications at SHSU, where Dan Rather graduated from.
What activity makes you happy? I enjoy traveling.
What is your biggest pet peeve? I don't like when people walk out of the bathroom without washing their hands.
What is something about you that might surprise someone? I created and orchestrated Multicultural Day my junior year of high school. This day celebrated everyone's culture through song, dance, fashion, food and other fun events.
What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? My favorite books are Light in August by William Faulkner and Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty. Both books evoke every emotion out of me and entertain me. My favorite movie....so many, so almost any musical, especially Chicago and Dreamgirls! My favorite tv shows are tied between Gilmore Girls and Girlfriends. I can watch episodes without getting tired of them and they evoke thought, laughter and happiness.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I want to travel to India. Everything about their culture fascinates me.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I, like President Obama, want to speak every language on Earth. It's practical for traveling and my dream job. It would make getting around easier so I could focus less on the language barriers and the important issues at hand.
If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would pay for school: this degree, my masters and my doctorate. I would give some to my parents, my sister and Cancer Research. I would save some, of course, and buy an Audi.
What are your plans for after graduation? I hope to work for a news station and eventually move on to work for BET, CNN, OWN, or any other network I believe would give me great opportunities as a correspondent.
Name: Michael Silva
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Major: Broadcast journalism