Artist Spotlight – Sarah Daniels

Meet Sarah Daniels. This is her second year at Tallahassee Community College. She has one semester left which will end in the spring of 2019. The Talon sat down with Sarah to discuss her true passion.

Talon: What is something you do that you feel is unique or special?

Sarah: I work with cosplayers. I like to help pick their outfits out and I also help to design them. Whether buying them online or hand-making them, or giving them my opinion, I try to take pictures of them to help boost their Instagram or Facebook or, whatever they would prefer. I think that’s one of my unique hobbies. Or, either hunting or fishing or just being outside besides working with cosplayers.

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Spotlight – Professor Harrison

As a Professor at Tallahassee Community College who teaches Philosophy, Kermit Harrison. Mr. Harrison attended a political event called “Peaceful Protest” here n our community. The Talon sat down with Professor Harrison to discuss this political event.

Talon: Why was this event so important to attend today?

Professor Harrison: “Well, I think we were starting with the purpose that if you’re an American, that it is good to know that our country was founded on protesting and activism. Meaning that it began officially at least as of a group of colonies I would have you, of a different government. And then decided the way that government was running things by wanting to protest it.”
cuss this political event.

Artist Spotlight – Joshua Breauchy

Meet Joshua Breauchy, an active band member of the Tallahassee Community College Jazz Band. Joshua plays the trumpet. This is his second year at TCC. The Talon sat down with Joshua to discuss his true passion.  

Talon: What is something you do that you feel is unique or special?

Joshua: A big part of my life is playing music. I do a lot of music playing at TCC because we have a band here. I find this to be very special to me.

Talon: When did you start and how long have you been doing it?

Joshua: We have band concerts on Mondays and Jazz concerts on Wednesdays. And both are from seven to nine (p.m.). I’ve been doing both bands for at least a year. I am also continuing to do both this semester.

Talon: What do you enjoy the MOST about your hobby?

Joshua: I enjoy playing my instrument. And knowing the people in both bands. As well as the band director which he makes everything fun and enjoyable. He knows how to pick good melodies for us to play.

Talon: What inspires you to continue to do what you do?

Joshua: I guess what inspires me is how fun it is in general. Band will also help me with Marching Chiefs when I go to audition next year with my roommate.

Talon: If you could would you carry this on as a future career?

Joshua: I don’t know if I would carry this on as a career only because I don’t think that I’m good enough to compete with others. But yes as a hobby in the future. Even if I have another job, I would participate in a community band just to keep playing.

Artist Spotlight – Deion Young

Meet Deion Young, a student at Tallahassee Community College. He strives to become a Graphic Designer. As a tribute to his mom, Deion keeps his dreams for drawing alive. 

Talon: What is something you do that you feel is unique or special?
Deion: I find drawing to be very special to me.

Talon: When did you start and how long have you been doing it?
Deion: I started drawing four years ago when I was just 17 years old.

Talon: What do you enjoy the MOST about your hobby?
Deion: I enjoy the experience of learning new techniques on how my drawings come to life or the way my drawings stand out.

Talon: What inspires you to continue to do what you do?
Deion: For me, my mother was my inspiration. She taught me everything that I needed to know about drawing until she passed away when I was 14 years old. But still to this day, she inspires me to keep drawing.

Talon: If you could would you carry this on as a future career?
Deion: Yes, with my skills I want to become a Graphic Designer.

Artist Spotlight – Tatyana Penn

Meet Tatyana Penn, one of the captains on the Tallahassee Community College Forensic team,which competes in speech and debate competitions with other colleges and universities. It is one of the best Forensic teams in the nation. The Talon sat down with Tatyana to discuss her true passion.

Talon: What is something you do that you feel is unique or special?

Tatyana: I write. I write mostly poetry, but I do it to cope with any issues that come about within my life.

Talon: When did you start and how long have you been doing it?

Tatyana: I have been writing since I was 7 years old. I remember keeping a diary that turned into a listening ear whenever I was upset. I started out just writing little songs, then those songs turned into poetry.

Talon: What do you enjoy the MOST about your hobby?

Tatyana: I enjoy knowing that it will always be something close to my heart. Anything I write, is mine to keep.

Talon: What inspires you to continue to do what you do?

Tatyana: My mother inspires me because she has always encouraged me to keep moving forward, regardless of what is pushing against me.

Talon: If you could, would you carry this on as a future career?

Tatyana: Yes, I would love to become a famous writer one day. I have performed my poetry in front of others many times before, and I could tell that people love it. If I was a writer, I am sure my words would help whoever, when they need it the most.

Artist Spotlight – Paul Vazquez

Meet Paul Vazquez, a young engineer who is on the road to success. Paul was one of the performers at the September Talent@TCC event. The Talon sat down with Paul to discuss his true passion.

Talon:  What is something you do that you feel is unique or special?

Paul: I build modern PCS and modify them to be like certain incorporated DRMS. And I build modern game consoles which I upgrade them from their original state. Which is definitely a fun thing to do. And I also design different electronic circuits and gadgets. A lot of them have different functions that have a lot of fun capabilities.

Talon: When did you start and how long have you been doing it?

Paul: I started around twelve years ago. So, I’ve been tinkering around with computers and technology for entirely most of my life actually.

Talon: What do you enjoy the MOST about your hobby?

Paul: Well, I’ve always been kind of a tech-geek. And a math and science geek. Furthermore, just working around with the parts and everything. Also, accomplishing like a billion piece of tech and seeing that it works which feels good to me. It really makes you feel that you have accomplished something advanced. Even if it was the smallest 555 LED flashing timer circuit. Which is quite simple.

Talon: What inspires you to continue to do what you do?

Paul: Level of income. It definitely is enjoyable for me.

Artist Spotlight – Olivia Santos

Meet Tallahassee Community College Student, Olivia Santos, an artist who performed in the September 2018 Talent@TCC very beautifully singing Photograph by Ed Sheeran. 

Talon: What is something you do that you feel is special or unique about you?
Olivia: I like to sing.

Talon: When did you start and how long have you been doing it?
Olivia: I started in kindergarten where I had my first performance as being the main character in the Christmas play. Ever since then, I have continued singing and still love doing it.

Talon: What do you enjoy most about doing it?
Olivia: I enjoy getting into the song and picking songs that I enjoy singing.  Also, I enjoy picking songs that relate to my voice.

Talon: What is your inspiration behind it? What motivates you to keep on doing it?
Olivia: My motivation is my family who never stops supporting me. Also, it’s the people who come up after I sing and tell my what a great job I did, even when I thought I messed up.

Talon: If you could would you carry this on as a career in the future?
Olivia: For a long time, I wanted to become a singer but now not so much because I don’t do it as often as I used too.

Artist Spotlight – Giselle Egleston

Meet Tallahassee Community College Student, Giselle Egleston, a freshman from Cooper City ,Florida plays the piano very beautifully from “The Pit” inside of the Student Union.

Talon: What is something you do that you feel is special or unique about you?
Giselle: Something I do that I feel is unique about myself is that I play the piano. I believe it makes me unique because I taught myself how to play all of the music that I know.

Talon: When did you start and how long have you been doing it?
Giselle: I started playing when I was around eight years old because that was when I got my first keyboard.

Talon: What do you enjoy most about doing it?
Giselle: I enjoy how I can use it as an outlet for my emotions. If I am struggling with something or I am upset, I’ll go to the piano and it always seems to put my mind at ease.

Talon: What is your inspiration behind it? What motivates you to keep on doing it?
Giselle: My inspiration behind playing the piano came from when I first heard the song “River flows in you.” It was in that moment I knew because that song brought me to tears. The challenge of learning new songs is what keeps me motivated.

Talon: If you could would you carry this on as a career in the future?
Giselle: To be honest, I would not carry this on in the future as a career because I enjoy how it is my hobby. There is no stress when I play the piano and If I were to carry this on as a career I feel as though it wouldn’t feel the same anymore.

 

Artist Spotlight – Roberto Norton

Meet Tallahassee Community College, Roberto Norton, an aspiring actor who is slowly making a name for himself. Roberto performed at the previous Talent@TCC. The Talon sat down to have a conversation with Roberto. 

Talon: What is something you do that you feel is special or unique about you?
Roberto:  I feel that my character is the most unique thing about me.

Talon: When did you start and how long have you been doing it?
Roberto: I started acting in high school and plans to keep on going with it until I make career out of it.

Talon: What do you enjoy most about doing it?
Roberto: Being able to be someone that everyone enjoys being around and making people laugh.

Talon: What is your inspiration behind it? What motivates you to keep on doing it?
Roberto:  My Grandmother is my inspiration. Seeing people smile make it worth to keep up.

Talon: If you could would you carry this on as a career in the future?
Roberto:  Yes. That’s what would make me a better actor as well.

Artist Spotlight – Christian Hamel

Meet Tallahassee community college student, Christian Hamel, an aspiring Musical Artist who is starting to get himself out there with his new band.

Talon: What is something you do that you feel is special or unique about you?
Christian: I am singer/songwriter and I play guitar and piano. I am also the lead singer of a Christian band called Seven7h Way and the lead guitarist at my church.

Talon: When did you start and how long have you been doing it?
Christian: It all started when my Mom and Dad decided to put me in guitar classes when I was about 5.
But starting out, I hated the guitar. My parents had to basically force me to practice every week.
Finally, after years of despising the guitar, I started to develop my passion for music. I grew up
in church and my father has been a pastor almost my entire life, so I would play guitar and sing
in church as a young teen. But when I was 15, my Mom had this idea that me and my younger brother could start a band. And, so we did. We started a Christian band with me as the lead singer/guitarist/pianist, and my brother as the drummer. Now, I am 18 and my brother is 13 and we have written and produced nine songs.

Talon: What do you enjoy most about doing it?
Christian: What I enjoy most about singing and making music is the ability to connect with the people listening. I enjoy playing and worshipping in church and allowing my music to act as a median for people to connect deeper with God.

Talon: What is your inspiration behind it? What motivates you to keep on doing it?
Christian: Jesus is my inspiration for the music and songs that I make. Just knowing that this music is changing the lives of the people around me is enough to keep me motivated.

Talon: If you could would you carry this on as a career in the future?
Christian: I would definitely carry this on as a career in the future. I am already working on it now. Watch out, SEVEN7H WAY is coming.