"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" Will Rogers
Question #92751 posted on 11/30/2019 4:36 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

New writers?!?! Would you please all introduce yourselves to us?

-Your Names Here

Dear you,
Hi, I’m Josefina. I’m a total mess most of the time, but I’m making the most of things, I think. Here are some facts about me:
  • I’ve lived in Texas most of my life. Weirdly, I wasn’t a Proud Texan until I moved out of state. I think it’s more pride for my hometown, San Antonio, than for the whole state (although the state is great, too). I try not to be too obnoxious about it, but my level of success in that quest is yet to be determined.
  • I moved Provo a few years ago for BYU, and as much as I make fun of it, I kind of love this place. I don’t want to be here forever, though. When I graduate, I want to live in a big city, preferably on the east coast.
  • I’m the oldest of 6 kids in my family. My closest sister just started BYU this year, and I am thrilled to have her with me in Provo.

  • I’m in my third year (out of five) in the mechanical engineering program at BYU, and I love it. It’s really challenging (I make jokes about dropping out and becoming a trophy wife at least once a week), but I get to make cool things! And solve cool problems! And make the greatest friends ever. Plus, as a bonus, I am the keeper of the complete list of Best Places to Cry for the Clyde and Engineering Building. Still working on the list for the Crabtree, though.

  • I was on my high school dance team, and though I’m no longer dancing competitively, I still enjoy taking classes and practicing for fun whenever I can make the time. Next semester, I’m signed up for three dance classes, and I could not be more excited.

  • I want to be an astronaut. People think I’m crazy, and that I should be afraid because it's so dangerous, but honestly… if I have to die, dying in space seems like a pretty great way to go.

  • My favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo. My favorite movie is The Martian. I watch a fair amount of television, and I really like Doctor Who, Umbrella Academy, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Good Place, and probably some others I’ve forgotten.

  • My continued writership depends on my successful completion of tunnel worm safety training. Wish me luck, dear readers.  

    I think that’s a pretty good start! If you have any questions about anything I mentioned or anything else you want to know, I’d be so happy to answer them. My Board email isn’t up and running just yet, but when it is, feel free to email me anytime! You’ll be able to find my email in my bio.




Dear Fozzie, Josephina, and Stanley,

I am Stanley. I don't know that my life is quite as noteworthy as the other two. I only work at BYU and stumbled upon the Board a number of years ago. I have been friends with many former Board writers, and only recently have been able to write for it. I do not know how much I'll be able to help out around here, but I hope that I can use my talents to assist. 



Dear What is Your Name, 

Hi! Hello new friends! I'd be happy to introduce myself to the class, so here are some major life bullet points: 

- I'm from Portland, OR. I'd like to think that I'm not the stereotypical "Portlander" but if we're being honest, both of my parents wear Birkenstocks on a regular basis, my mom makes her own kombucha, one time for FHE we went to a protest, and I bike everywhere. 

-I'm going on my third year at BYU and do I know when I’m graduating? Next question.

-I'm majoring in journalism with a minor in theater and I’m also in the honor's program. In other words, I know very little about a lot of things and spend a lot of time crying in the HFAC for academic credit. 

-With being a theater minor, my favorite type of theater is devised theater or more experimental work. I find it really fascinating and easier to connect to emotionally than other types of performances. 

-I am the youngest of six kids, four sisters and one brother. Two of my sisters are currently pregnant and I am TERRIFIED because I’m still a child.

-Currently, I am focusing on finishing this semester (emphasis on finishing, no high expectations) and finding the perfect pair of pants. The two eternal quests.

Thanks for the question and I'm excited to answer any questions you throw my way!