According to Terri Ramos, department chairperson for media and communications, the media center is preparing for its ancestry unit beginning on March 12. Ramos said this particular event is often popular as students and staff are curious about their ancestry.
“Especially now, more people are interested in their genealogy and their family background. It’s always a fun lesson,” Ramos said.
The media center will also host children from The Kids Corner who will attend a programming lesson on March 13.
Ramos said, “It’s good to introduce kids to new subjects that they might not be exposed to when they’re younger. It’s also fun to see all the kids here too.”
Ben Ring, student aid and junior, said the media center is vital in widening horizons and learning different things.
Ring said, “The media center really does a lot so I think people should come down and see the events and programs happening; it’s really beneficial. There’s a lot of stuff you can learn”
Furthermore, Ramos herself will be moderating two panels at “RosieCon,” a book festival at Ben Davis High School on March 16. The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“It’s really interesting. At the event you can meet authors and go to different panels and learn about writing books and reading,” Ramos said. “Everyone should go to it, even if it’s only for a little while.” By Karen Zhang