Name: Joseph Carter
Major: Media Studies
Where are you from? Caribou, ME
What brought you to the area? What do you think of it?
I wanted to get out of a small town and I wanted to find a city with more live music and more going on.
Why did you choose USM?
It had a good media studies program and it was the farthest south I could get and be in Maine.
Why did you need to stay in Maine?
I wanted to stay here until I finished college. I’m moving to California in the fall. I wanted to stick to my roots while exploring other parts of me.
What would you do to make life better for the USM student?
I would somehow bring the two campuses together. I know that’s impossible, but I would have it be one big campus. It seems to me that students are too spread out. There are cliques and people get to know each other, but then they get split up.
College: educational enrichment or four-year party?
A big four year party; but now after five years I’m finally enriched.
What is the most significant thing that you have learned here?
I’ve learned about how anytime is a good time for college, whether your 20 or 50, because it’s such a diverse population. A lot of people think college has to happen right out of high school, but anytime is good.
What do you do when you are not at USM?
I play in my band called Dr. Mojo, I downhill ski, and I try to stay above ground.
How does your major and educational direction compare to your childhood aspirations?
I always wanted to become a rock star, but I know that I couldn’t put all my eggs in one basket. Media Studies is something I love and I can make money from it, and I can tie my love of music into it.
If you could say one sentence to George W., what would it be?
You’re going down!
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People that drive cars that look like cop cars but aren’t cop cars. And meter-men.
To where would you like to Travel and why?
To France because I’m mostly French and I can’t speak the language fluently. And to the Caribbean, so I can lay on the beach all day.