Torres-Essay

This class has helped me strengthen my communication skills because there were times were I needed help and in this class you can’t be afraid to ask if you don’t know how to do something. As much as it might seem as an embarrassment, no one in that class is going to judge you. Everyone there is willing to help each other learn. Another way

I improved my communication skills was through asking to interview people. In broadcasting, it is easier because the players know they are being interviewed and are use to it, but when you ask a student who is not use to being interviewed it can be scary for them. It is your job to have to make them feel comfortable. Technology wise, I think the most important thing I learned was the converting file formats and the pressure of finding out what is wrong with your video and why it won’t play. I learned that most of the time it has to do with the scratch disk or the file format.

Visually, this class helped me see the different kinds of projects and people on this campus. Everyone has a story to tell and it is exciting to capture it and share it with their peers. Interpersonally, I learned a lot about myself this semester in this class. I learned that stress and pressure are guaranteed but how you handle it makes you that much of a better student and it will make you a better employee in the work field.

Scene On Campus

Senior Biology major Frank Lopez talks about what it is like to be a Residence Assistant here at St. Mary’s University. The challenges of being a leader on campus, a role model to his peers, and a RA is a tough challenge but Frank steps up and does his job to perfection.

FunFetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes by Katherine Vasquez

Videography and Production by Danielle Torres

Katherine Vasquez, a sophomore international relations major, bakes up one of her favorite childhood pasteurizes.  A relaxed and down to earth baker, Vasquez enjoys baking for friends who give her support and smiles whenever she needs them. Funfetti cupcakes provide color and adventure to regular white batter. Vasquez, much like her chosen dish is very lively and filled with color and character.

Ingredients

  • 2eggs
  • 1/4-cup oil
  • 2 cups of water
  • Funfetti mix

Directions

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Next in a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, 2 eggs and 2 cups of water; Use blender to mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well mixed. Place cupcake holders on an even tray and pour mix into each holder just over half way full. With extra mix, use another medium size bowl/container and butter the edges so that the mix won’t stick when baking. No need to butter the cupcake holders, the mix will come right out.

Next place both trays in the over for 15-20 minutes. When ready take out both trays and wait for them to cool down for 3-5 minutes. When ready use as much frosting as desired and spread over each cupcake and cake. Last, open your sprinkles and lightly pour sprinkles over cupcakes and cake.

Lastly, enjoy.

Serving size- 18 cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes by Katherine Vasquez

Funfetti Cupcakes by Katherine Vasquez

Videography and Production by Danielle Torres

Katherine Vasquez, a sophomore international relations major, bakes up one of her favorite childhood pasteurizes.  A relaxed and down to earth baker, Vasquez enjoys baking for friends who give her support and smiles whenever she needs them. Funfetti cupcakes provide color and adventure to regular white batter. Vasquez, much like her chosen dish is very lively and filled with color and character.

Ingredients

  • 2eggs
  • 1/4-cup oil
  • 2 cups of water
  • Funfetti mix

Directions

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Next in a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, 2 eggs and 2 cups of water; Use blender to mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well mixed. Place cupcake holders on an even tray and pour mix into each holder just over half way full. With extra mix, use another medium size bowl/container and butter the edges so that the mix won’t stick when baking. No need to butter the cupcake holders, the mix will come right out.

Next place both trays in the over for 15-20 minutes. When ready take out both trays and wait for them to cool down for 3-5 minutes. When ready use as much frosting as desired and spread over each cupcake and cake. Last, open your sprinkles and lightly pour sprinkles over cupcakes and cake.

Lastly, enjoy.

Serving size- 18 cupcakes

Why Kimberly Quintanilla decided to rush a sorority

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  1. Kimberly Quintanilla, new member of Alpha Sigma Tau,  places her new member ribbons in the proper place.
  2. New Member ribbons are placed over the heart signify the importance of being a member of AST.
  3. Quintanilla places her new member ribbons in the correct position
  4. Reading the new member binder is an important step in becoming a member of AST
  5.  Quintanilla wears an anchor, the sacred symbol of AST which stands for strength, holding its members together

Basketball, Practice, and Littlejohn

Kyra Littlejohn is a freshman who is a member of the St.Mary’s basketball team. Kyra believes that practice helps pay off in games and team chemistry is important. Littlejohn also believes that Coach Martin is a good mentor and a father figure off the court. Littlejohn takes basketball seriously and it shows in her work ethic.