Marissa Evans, College of Communication ’13, El Cahon, CA

Faith In Black & White - My Faith

16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL
This photo was taken during the 2009 Civil Rights Pilgrimage trip I went on with the Office of Student Development during fall break. One of our stops was Birmingham, Alabama. We stopped at the 16th Street Baptist church where a bombing occurred causing the death of four little girls. After the bombing the community rebuilt the church which is what it looks like now in the photo. This picture means a lot to me because it emphasizes how I hope to have more faith if not just as much faith in my life as the Birmingham community did when the incident occurred. It also means a lot to me because it emphasizes how much African Americans had to go through in order to become socially accepted and respected.

A Career In Lights - My Home

College of Communication, Johnston Hall, Marquette University
I took this photo one morning while on my way to class in Johnston Hall. As a journalism major and a staff writer for the student life magazine, the College of Communication is like my second home to McCormick Hall. I work there, I have class there, I have meetings there, a good portion of my time is spent there! This photo means a lot to me, as I feel really great every time I walk into or look at the building, not just because it is pretty but also because it reminds me of all the great resources I have in the building that will help me become the journalist I want to be.

Women: So Far Yet So Far - My People

Civil Rights Museum, Birmingham, Alabama
This photo was taken during the 2009 Civil Rights Pilgrimage trip I went on with the Office of Student Development during fall break. One of our stops was Birmingham, Alabama. This photo is meaningful as it reminds me of the struggle not only people of color but also women of color had to go through in order to be accepted. It reminds of how with hard work, dedication and faith in myself, I can achieve anything. It also reminds me of what women and people of color went through to even get into an institute of higher education.

A Gesu Fall Day - My Faith

Gesu Church, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
I was trying to capture the leaves. As a San Diegan, I do not get much of a fall season back home so I thought it would be neat to capture the colors. This is meaningful to me as the changing leaves remind me of how I have changed thus far at Marquette. It also reminds me of how I hope to increase my sense of spirituality by the time I graduate. 

Fall Lights (bottom left); My Community

Marquette University, outside of McCormick Hall
In this photo I was trying to capture all the colors of the leaves. As the leaves do not change back home I was intrigued by how many different colors there were. This photo is meaningful to me because it reminds me of how much of a cultural and geographical shock coming to Marquette has been. The weather and people like the leaves are very different than what I am used to back home. However, also like the leaves it has thus far been a very beautiful change. 

 



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