The Diversity Times 2016: "Exploring College Through Media"
The Diversity Times is the newspaper of the "Exploring College through Media" class of the
University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for
Learning Excellence) Program administered by the School of Education at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. We are proud to introduce our new website,,
that will journalize the daily activities of our class.         

The PEOPLE Program's mission is to help students successfully make each transition from
middle school to high school to college. Approximately 1,200 students participate at some level.
We began in 1999 with 66 eager ninth-graders from Milwaukee public high schools who are
now completing college degrees and entering the workforce.

"Exploring College through Media" is visiting the following work places in Madison: City of
Madison government, UW Medical School, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Madison Gas &
Electric, and Wisconsin Department of Transportation where the students are meeting
professionals of color and learning about research and development, medical and health
professions, road safety, and other contemporary issues. This year, the class is particularly
focused on careers that involve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

The students are taking photos and writing commentary, which are being posted to this site on a
regular basis. By the end of the class, the students will be publishing an eight-page, full-color
edition of The Diversity Times containing articles written about their field trips and photos taken
during the visits. The Diversity Times will be distributed at the three-week PEOPLE Program
celebration and will also be posted on The Diversity Times website. We hope you find our
students' experiences informative!
The Diversity Times: Exploring College through Media
The Diversity Times Class of 2016
Class of 2016

Editorial Staff

Jonathan Gramling

TAs/Editorial Assistants
Kalia Yang
Jessica Moeller

Contributing Writers
Aarin Sehgal
Kayeng Yang
D'onna Fagen
Britany Castro Contreras
Alex Sarabia-Gayton
Jovanni Campos
Amariona Ballard
Jalen Corey
Cila Freitas

Heidi M. Pascual