All About Me

Here’s A Brief History of who I am, what I do, and why we should be friends: I grew up most of my life in Brooklyn, New York, raised by two loving parents who brought me from Georgetown, Guyana at a young age. My Creative Journey started when my parent sent me to a Performing Arts school Named Meyer Levin, where I found myself falling in love with Acting and Stage Management. I have studied 5 year to perfected this craft and honestly thought that I would be the next Tyler Perry. Only until I reached High School where I found a new love for design, photo shopping, websites and coding, I decided City Tech is where I belong now.

Being a College Freshman is a lot. The transition from high school to college is scary but refreshing at the same time. One thing I love is, getting to create my own schedule and attending classes that I am interested in. The highlight of my High School experience was senior year and the senior activities. I enjoyed the chance to be able to celebrate my achievements and look back to see how far I came. I hope to find a new and better me at City Tech. Someone who is a boss, and a person that can handle time management better, and balance a work and school life like no other. I am a person that is loving and caring with good vibes. I am funny, intelligent, and sassy at times and could be the realist person you see. I would like to get to know everyone else better and can’t wait to see, what is in store these upcoming years.

                            xoxo Cece Style

A collage of Cece Style through the years
All About Me


My name is Elijah Castra and I am 18 years old attending city tech for communication design, hoping to develop skills a graphic designer or gamer designer in my time being here. I went to a high school in Brooklyn called S.T.A.R Early College H.S. Some of my hobbies include playing video games (such as call of duty, 2k, fortnite, rocket league, gta etc…), I also upload YouTube videos of me playing games(sometimes), I like to draw, write my own stories, and chill with my friends. I am not the most social person so I guess I’m “anti-social” it’s just that things in my past just make me have issues when it comes to meeting new people. I am very interested to see how my time here at city tech will be and gonna try to make the most of what I do here

Class 2 8/29

three important take-aways from our first commenting assignment:

  1. it’s great to respond to each other
  2. we can write more–and should get a sense of how long our text is
  3. we can enhance our comments using links, media, etc, and adding @ mentions

Working on our first glossary entries:

  • choose a word you want to add to the glossary, using our course documents (syllabus, grading guidelines, learning outcomes, course site) as the sources for that word
  • examples: curator, plagiarism, ramifications, prerequisite, syntax, eurocentric, conventional, cross-sensory, consensus, contemporary, exigencies, adequate, typographical, critical, metacognitive, writ, synthesizing, arbitrary, inclusivity, juxtapositions
  • define it
  • now put that passage in your own words

Emily Gosling, “Today’s Design Grads Are More Woke Than Ever—and It’s Looking Great.”

After reading Emily Gosling, “Today’s Design Grads Are More Woke Than Ever—and It’s Looking Great,” respond here:

  1. write a comment asking a question about the text by scrolling down to the bottom of all the comments on this post and adding your question to the big Reply box. It could be a question to spark discussion, to think more deeply about something in the text, to connect it to another reading or activity in our learning community or in the outside world, or it can be to seek clarification or help understanding. Refer to specific language in the reading to help orient everyone to the particular part you’re asking about.
  2. answer a question posed by one of your classmates. To do this, don’t reply to this post directly–instead, click Reply under their comment.
  3. answer another question posed by another classmate. To do this, don’t reply to this post directly–instead, click Reply under their comment.

Introducing ourselves

Although we introduced ourselves in class briefly, and we’ll introduce ourselves more formally in Project #2, please write introduce yourself here in a comment as a way to help us get to know each other better. Aim to write 250-300 words. This is your chance to say all the things you didn’t get to say in class, or to say again all the things you crafted and said brilliantly. You might add what your academic interests are, what the highlight of  your high school experience was, what you hope to find at City Tech, etc.

If you have successfully created an OpenLab account, log in before you comment so the system can recognize you. Otherwise, fill in the required information and get started!

Check back again and reply to at least 3 of your classmates, asking questions or letting them know about shared interests.

Class 1 T 8/27 Introductions

Introduction interviews:

Q: What do you want to be called?

Q: how did you get here today?

Q: what’s your major?

Q: why did you pick this major?

Q: what are your hobbies?

Q: what high school did you come from?

Q: Where are you from?

Q: Age? what’s your sign? birthday?

Q: What would your superpower be?

Sign in to email!

password: MMDDYYlast4of EMPL (so 10 digits total)

Homework: Read the instructions in the Introducing Ourselves post.


Ways of Seeing: Adventures with Image & Text

This First Year Learning Community for COMD students taking COMD1100 & ENG1101, will include field trips, hands-on projects, multimedia composing, and cross-sensory experiences to help you discover, express, and refine your creative vision.

At City Tech, First Year Learning Communities (FYLC) are two or more courses with the same students enrolled, linked with an interdisciplinary theme, providing an innovative way for students to learn and form bonds with the college. FYLC faculty work together and with peer mentors to highlight connections between disciplines, in addition to creating a more caring, consistent, and supportive environment. Students must be enrolled in both courses to complete the Learning Community.

Faculty: Jody Rosen (ENG1101) & Jenna Spevack (COMD1100)
Peer Mentor: Evelyn Ng