Artists of TCC: Sedricka Morris

TCC Talon’s Natalia Areas sat down with Sedricka Morris, a TCC student whose passion is her art. Morris paints in her free time and is currently working towards her dream of becoming a recognized fashion designer. 

TCC student, Sedricka Morris is very passionate about the arts.                                             


When did you discover your artistic abilities?


“I actually discovered my talent when I was three years old by drawing on the hallway wall with a box of crayons that my mom bought me for Christmas.”


Where do you get your inspiration from?


“My 9th-grade art teacher, Mr. Stefano. He motivates me to finish all my artworks because sometimes, I can be hard on myself about every little mistake I make.”


Would you like to become an artist?


“I plan on majoring in fashion design. I don’t have much time to paint anymore and artist don’t get paid that well. Though I have been drawing tattoos for my friends.”

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Time Management Tips with Professor Scalzi

TCC Talon’s Natalia Areas sat down with Professor Melissa Scalzi to discuss some time management tips that may help students become more efficient. Professor Scalzi is the Assistant Professor of College Success and Career Planning at Tallahassee Community College.

Melissa Scalzi, college success assistant professor. (Photo courtesy of


How can students learn to manage their time more effectively?


“Time management can help students succeed in their professional lives because building habits now will create habits that students could use in their future careers. In school, students start developing fundamental soft skills needed in the professional world like being on time and turning things in on time. If students do not start creating habits now, or if they do not develop strategies to help them with their daily tasks, they might struggle in the professional world.”   

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Student Spotlight: Maria Fernanda Araiza

Name: Maria Fernanda Araiza

Year at TCC: First-year

Hometown:  Brawley, Calif.

Major: Undecided

Career Goals: “I want to love my job and get excited every time I go.”

Favorite Musical Artist: Romeo Santos

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

Favorite TV Show: Jersey Shore

Favorite Food: Enchiladas

Favorite Book: Sky by Emily Wilson

Hobbies: Going out to dance to Latin music with my friends, spending time with family and friends, meal prepping, working out, and having fun at the SLICE office with Natalia and peer leaders.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world (living or dead), who would choose? Grandmother

Favorite Quotes: “Don’t stress the small things; worry about your own well being.”

Student Spotlight: Sierra James Canword

Name: Sierra James Canword

Year at TCC: Second-year

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 

Major of Study: Sociology

Career Goals: “My focus is women’s studies. I want to promote mental health and body positivity for women everywhere.”

Favorite Musical Artist: “I have very eclectic tastes, so it’s never just one person, but if I had to choose it would be Toni Braxton just because she fits my personality.”

Favorite Movie: Across the Universe

Favorite TV Show:  Degrassi

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Hobbies: I’m in a modeling troupe at Florida State University called Images Modeling Troupe Incorporation.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world (living or dead), who would choose? Justin Bieber, “He is my guilty pleasure.”

Favorite Quotes: “Never accept where you are in life. If you want to be better do better, if you want to do more, be more. It’s all on you.”

Student on the Street

What would you do if a zombie apocalypse was taking over the world?


Madeleine Lemoine, TCC Student

“I would attract zombies to a big stadium, make noise, light fireworks and throw bombs in there to kill them all. I’d throw my ex-boyfriend in there too.”

Alexa Angarita, TCC Student

“I would steal a car and the cutest man in the world. Then, I would drive to the nearest supermarket, get tons of food to survive, and make a new life in a safer place.”

Julio Fuentes, TCC Student

“I will train myself to become a ninja. Then, I would look for a small island away from all the tragedy and start a new life with my family.”

Mutapha Bouhalleb, TCC Student

“Hide in a cave for sure.”