By Ashlea Perkins
Keyonna Harrison, a senior communications major who commutes to Bowie State University from Washington, D.C., talked to The Spectrum about how she balances full-time work, classes and commuting.
Spectrum: So Keyonna tell me about your experience here at Bowie State.
Harrison: Well, I'm a commuter student and I work full time. Therefore, I'm not able to get involved as I should.
Spectrum: Well, give me your overall experience of the university and not so much of the how you were involved on campus.
Harrison: Are you sure you guys are ready for that (laughs)? With any institution you're going to have problems with financial aid and many of the other administrative offices. I've had classes dropped numerous times due to miscommunication, some semesters I've been sent all over campus to handle a situation only to find out the process hadn't even been started .
Spectrum: Are you involved in any organizations on campus?
Harrison: Unfortunately I'm not, with my hectic work and schools schedule I haven't had the time to get involved on campus
Spectrum: If you could give an incoming freshman advice what would it be?
Harrison: I would make sure they understand the importance of studying, that's most important also getting involved would be healthy because college isn't all about the academics although it's number one. But you want to build a social life on campus to keep your sanity.