Year three has begun

As I probably have stated before, I am a teacher student. I am now about a month into year three. and it’s come time to think about my bachelor’s thesis. To become a teacher in Finland, you need to study up to a master’s degree, so I still have a long way to go. But it is great to have come this far.

What I am particularly excited about this year is my minor. I decided to minor in music (why, I have no idea) but somehow I am really enthusiastic about it. Along with many other stuff, we get to have instrument lessons, much like when I studied at a music college some years back. Now I get to learn piano and guitar, as well as get to have some singing lessons as well. It’s really great and keeps me going with the rest of the stuff, that mostly has something to do with learning about different types of research, and actually doing research.

What I am really grateful for, are my friends at the university. Though my class barely has any lectures all together anymore, there is still a certain sense of togetherness and we have a lot of support for each other whenever anyone needs it.

Violence is never the answer

One of the recent incidents in USA has not only greatly affected those involved, but is raising questions and discussions all over the world. I am, of course, talking about the mass school shooting in Florida on February 14th.

What I find alarming that this year alone, there have already been 17 or 18 gun incidents at schools in the US. That’s about two incidents per week. According to CNN, eight of these incidents resulted in victims dead or injured (not including the shooter). The discussions mainly revolve around firearm legislation.

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