Graduate Spotlight: Michael Shaw

Jas­mine Ayers — The StingerMichael Shaw is a senior major­ing in Eng­lish and dou­ble minor­ing in pho­tog­ra­phy and writ­ing. Michael con­sid­ers both Moose Lake, MN and Clo­quet, MN to be his home­towns due to the fact that his mom lives in Clo­quet and his father lives in Moose Lake.
Before attend­ing UWS, Michael was enrolled at Fond du Lac Tribal and Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Clo­quet for a year. He decided to join the UWS com­mu­nity because he and his par­ents dis­cussed his options and decided that UWS had more oppor­tu­ni­ties and a wider vari­ety of edu­ca­tional courses.

Once Shaw arrived he real­ized that he really liked the “com­fort­able” cam­pus, the vari­ety of diverse peo­ple, and the rela­tion­ships that stu­dents make between other stu­dents, along with their pro­fes­sors. He rarely leaves the cam­pus so he’s able to take in the cam­pus a bit more. He chooses not to leave the cam­pus because he’s “not as fond of the cities. There are too many peo­ple and can be a bit too much sometimes.”

Shaw’s best mem­o­ries at UW-Superior are the times when he had good days in classes and learned a vari­ety of new sub­jects. With most classes came home­work and Michael says that his cra­zi­est moments at UWS are the moments when he’s try­ing to keep up with homework.

Michael Shaw got the expe­ri­ence of look­ing at things dif­fer­ently and gain­ing an open mind while here at UWS. He says that he’s gained a lot of friends, whereas he used to do most things alone. “I’m much hap­pier here,” says Michael. He men­tions that he’s learned a lot of new things on many dif­fer­ent sub­jects and has had a good time here.

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