Monday, November 18, 2013

JEA National Journalism Conference in Boston

    I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Boston this month with some of my Yearbook Staff for the JEA national journalism conference. I got to compete in a Liteary Magazine Layout competition and attended tons of really amazing classes. Here are some pictures from my trip.
Four days in a carry on was tough, thanks to my overly organized brain I was able to bring everything I needed to stay warm.

This was our last day in the city at he sight of the Boston Massacre. It was amazing to see a city work around so much history.


This was from a little coffee shop in the Back Bay area that we went to while waiting on our reservation at Strega. I wasn't ready for so many places to be cash only, had I known I would've been able to get three more of these.

One of my many delicious meals: Drunken Shrimp from Scolly's Square. 
This was part of our walk in the morning to the subway.

Our last day we also visited the oldest grave yard in the US. Way in the back was the tombstone of Fredrick Tudor, the "Ice King" of Boston. It was gorgeous and so solemn. 

At one point we all walked around the city to see Boston University. Right across from the dorms was this gorgeous site of the Charles River at night.

Here's everyone (excluding our advisor) on our way to wander the city. The subway was so convenient, we'd buy tickets as we needed them and ended up spending ten dollars more than it would have been for a seven day rail pass. 

My last picture is of our flight home. I love flying at night, Texas looks so much flatter than the north and the lights were beautiful. The sessions taught me so much about my publications and getting ready for journalism in college and as a career. It was a spectacular trip and I can't wait to go back to Boston.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Photography Project

Here's two prints from my photo project. The top is my dad and the bottom my sister. We were told to photograph motion or people holding objects. Both of mine were of people holding objects. I printed these in the dark room and it was so fun. I can't wait to do more!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Calendar & Update

Hello everyone! It's been a while hasn't it? October did not seem to fly by, rather crawl painfully across glass for the simple reason of college deadlines. Thank you everyone for patience while I organized myself last month and I'll do my best to stay fairly consistent this month.

Things at school have been dandy, we released the first issue of our school's newspaper and we're really proud of it. It was quite large at 28 pages and had lots of color. I did an opinion story about ID policy and made nearly half of the ads (Be sure to glance at the Competitive Camera one and the Regency Counseling because I'm quite proud of those). My other publications are chugging along quite nicely. On another note I've been promoted to an editor in Yearbook so I'm now and editor in every publication at Martin (and it's a handful).

November's calendar features my very own photography! My photo one class has been going really well, and I'm in love with processing film in the dark room. The image used on the calendar is for my most recent project where I'm suppose to capture line, shape, texture, and form with abstract photography. If you can't tell this is an old sewing machine desk I shot.

November also has some wonderful days within it (and I'm not talking about black friday) once again I will give my feable attempt at NaNoWriMo. Which has not gone well in years past, but I'm slightly hopeful for this year. NaNoWriMo is a writing compition of sorts to see if you can write a 50,000 word story in a month. My best year has been 17K.

I'm quite excited to see what November has in store, from a trip to Boston for a National Journalism Conference to working Black Friday for the very first time, I think it'll be a good one.
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