Friday, October 12, 2012


1. What is the number in the upper right corner of your paper?

2. What did you contribute to the paper - and by this I mean, what did you actually get published.
4 drawings and a comic

3. How many people contributed to the creation of this paper - you will have to look at each photo, each, story, each piece of art and count?

4. What is your favorite photo in the paper? describe it, what page is it on?
 The photo of Sean on page 2, he's so glorious

5. What is your favorite story in the paper?
Student Athletes punished for tweets
      a. Who wrote it?  Dez
      b. What was it about? Student athletes being punished for their tweets
      c. Why is it your favorite? Because I think it's an interesting issue

6. Which is your favorite graphic? why?
 The ACL one, it's really well done

7. What page looks the best? why?
 Student life, it's nicely weighted

8. What will you do next issue, and be specific, to make it even better than this issue?
Work harder on my drawings

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

1. every way imaginable
2. No, the pigs were the bad guys
3. Scientists, friends of the wolf
4. every aspect they could find
5. not that I could think of
6. no
7. yes
8. by thinking about every possible outcome and circumstance

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Interview Questions

Interview questions
Audience members:
-How did you feel about what Dr. Akins said?
-What part of the speech really resonated with you?
-What do you Know about Dr. Akins?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Architecture and Whatnot

This picture depicts surroundings because as you can see,  this building looks rather odd against it's surroundings.

This picture depicts pattern because baskets are made through a repeating pattern.

This picture depicts light because the light helps define exactly what the shape of the building is.

This picture depicts shape because as you can see , there is a house sticking out of it. This isn't a rectangle or right triangle.

This picture depicts detail because it got close and personal to the building.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Architecture Preview

Nautilus House, Mexico1. Who is the architect (the person who built it)? Javier Senosiain 2. When was it built? 20063. Where is it located? Mexico4. Is it a private building or can you visit it? Private5. Is there information on how much it cost to build? None6. Is there a reason the building was created or the history of the building itself? A family was tired of conventional housing.7. Why did you pick this building? It's shaped like a snail shell! It seemed like it would be a cool place to live too. It's really well done and came out awesome. I would totally live there.

Sculptured House, USA
1. Who is the architect? Charles Deaton
2. When was it built? 1963
3. Where is it located? Gennesse Mountain, Colorado
4. Is it a private building or can you visit it? Private
5. Is there information on how much it cost to build? Over $5.5 million
6. Is there a reason the building was created or the history of the building itself? 
7. Why did you pick this building? Honestly, I chose this house because it looks like a taco. Once I got over the fact that it looked like a taco I started to realize the architecture behind it. It must have been hard to make this house. Sure would suck if there was a landslide/earthquake
3. Where is it located? Seig de Garcia, Barcelona
5. Is there information on how much it cost to build? Naww
6. Is there a reason the building was created or the history of the building itself? Residential reasons
3. Where is it located? Darmstadt, Germany
5. Is there information on how much it cost to build? Nawww
6. Is there a reason the building was created or the history of the building itself? A guy just really liked spirals
 1. Who is the architect (the person who built it)? SzotyƄscy & Zaleski
2. When was it built? 2004
3. Where is it located? Poland
4. Is it a private building or can you visit it? You can visit
5. Is there information on how much it cost to build? Nope
6. Is there a reason the building was created or the history of the building itself? It serves as a cafe, restaurant, shop and radio station
7. Why did you pick this building? I picked this because the whole crooked the building thing sounded cool. It's kind of like some of the imagery in a Stickboy comic. I really like this one.

La Pedrera, Spain
1. Who is the architect (the person who built it)? Antonio Gaudi
2. When was it built? 1912
4. Is it a private building or can you visit it? You can take tours
7. Why did you pick this building? I chose it at first because it was first on the list, but then it ended up looking totally cool. I like the roof a lot. and the general shape of the building. This building is overall cool.

Hundertwasserhaus (Forest Spiral, The Hundertwasser Building), Germany
1. Who is the architect (the person who built it)?  Friedensreich Hundertwasser 
2. When was it built? 1998-2000
4. Is it a private building or can you visit it? Undetermined
7. Why did you pick this building? I chose this one because it has plants on the roof. I like plants on roofs. Plants on roofs can really help a house. Every house should have plants on its roof. I think that's be good.

Krzywy Domek (The Crooked House), Poland

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inverted Pyramid

Elements of News

• Proximity: 

• Prominence: 


• Oddity:

• Consequence: 

• Conflict: 

• Human interest:

5 W's and H

Who is involved? The plane captain.
Who does/did the situation affect? Plane riders
Who said so? It's implied

What is happening? A pilot dove down thinking that Venus was an oncoming plane.
What did happen? People got hurt.
What are the consequences? Injuries, damaged property, lost glasses.
What is different about this? A pilot messed up on the job.
What are the choices? Keep the pilot or not?

When did or will this happen? January 14, 2011
When was this discovered? April 17, 2012?

Where did or will this happen? In da sky.

Why did this happen or will it happen? Pilot had a misunderstanding. 

How did it or will it happen? Pilot woke up from a nap and thought Venus was an oncoming plane.
How much does it cost? I dunno
How many people does this affect? All plane riders
How do you feel about this? People make mistakes, it's whatever.

Who is involved? A 6 year old, some cops, and some school officials.
Who does/did the situation affect? The child's family, Creekside Elementary School and the police department.
Who said so? They're just who's involved

What is happening? A child threw a tantrum and broke things, then was handcuffed by the po-po
What did happen? Principal took a bookshelf to the leg. Kid got handcuffed.
What are the consequences? Parents think the cops had no place there. and the kid's suspended until August.
What is different about this? A 6 year old was handcuffed
What are the choices? Get angry at the cops or not.

When did or will this happen? April 10
When was this discovered? Same day?

Where? Creekside Elementary School
Where did or will this happen? 

Why did this happen or will it happen? The child was throwing a tantrum and attacking the principal.

How did it or will it happen? Student got upset, attacked the office/people in it
How much does it cost? A few hundred bucks most likely.
How many people does this affect? just a few
How do you feel about this? they souldn't have called the cops

Who is involved? Austin and Teresa Fisher, and Carrolton School District.
Who does/did the situation affect? Same^
Who said so? Nobody

What is happening? Austin Fisher is walking the stage after missing too many days because his mom has cancer
What did happen? The school board told him he couldn't walk the stage because he missed too many days
What are the consequences? Austin gets to walk
What is different about this? He missed school to care for his mom
What are the choices? Walk or not?

When did or will this happen? April 16th
When was this discovered? April 17th

Where did or will this happen? Carrollton (Ohio) School District

Why did this happen or will it happen? What they had there, was a failure to communicate.

How did it or will it happen? Austin walks
How much does it cost? Nothing
How many people does this affect? A handfull
How do you feel about this? I'm glad he gets to walk

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Interviewing Aashraya

Interviewing Aashraya:

What is it like to be student of the month?
I feel like Tom Cruise in "Top Gun"

What was your initial reaction?
"Das cool"

Why do you think you were chosen?
Because I'm Asian.

What makes you special?
I'm Asian

Who Inspires you?
Bruce Lee

What interests you the most?

Because I'm Asian.

Do you have any strange talents?
Not really

What do you plan to do as Student of the Month?
Nothing really

What have you done?

What is your favorite passtime?

What are your plans for after you graduate?
Get famous and filthy rich #YOLO

What are some pet peeves of yours?
When John flips over my keyboard at the beginning of class

What kind of music do you listen to?
Indie Pop, Metal, just about anything that's not Country

How has being Student of the moth changed you as a person?
I feel Asianer

Had you ever thought of what it would be like to be Student of the Month prior to this?
I didn't know it was a thing

What did you think it would be like?

How has your family taken this?
They keep telling me I should have gotten it sooner

Is it true you hate pineapple?
It's alright, but Mangos are better

What now?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Interview Questions

Topic: School Uniforms



  1. What's the initiative behind school uniforms?
  2. How will that help the schools?
  3. How will this personally affect you?
  4. How much do you think the uniforms would cost the district?
  5. Do you think it's worth the money?
  6. What do you think is the student body's general opinion of the idea of school uniforms?
  7. Why do you think they feel that way?
  8. Do you know who's decision it was to get uniforms?
  9. If we adopt school uniforms do you think it will boost or lower student morale?
  10. What about academically?
  11. How will this affect pregnant students?
  12. Who will pay for these uniforms?
  13. Will it really stop gangs?
  14. How so?
  15. Do you think there are better uses of the money being spent on this?
  16. What might they be?
  17. If you were to design the uniforms what would they look like?
  18. What makes for a good uniform?
  19. Will this really solve anything?
  20. How so?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Captions and Stuff

In this photo there is a use of balance with that one horse on the left helping balance out all those horses on the right.

the rule of thirds was used here because if you put a grid over it, it would show the face in the crossover parts.

This picture is really simple.

Butterfingers Bomber Loses Grip On The Situation
Phil Frankenburger prepares to throw a Molotov Cocktail at the police in downtown  New Jersey. He claimed to be "sick of it all" and ended up dropping it on his shoe yesterday afternoon.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sports Shooter

Name of photographer 
-Josh Birbaum
General focus of portfolio (photoj, sports, stories, etc.)

-Handicapped Sports
List three problems that the judges note with the portfolio - -A lot of good "second pictures"
-Some too cliche
-Needed to wait for the moment more often
List two things the judges like--Not too many pictures of kids
-Some of the pictures were composed well
What is your overall impression? What did you like or not like? 

-I thought it was alright, I feel like I've seen enough of the whole handicapped theme. I liked some of the funnier pictures and the composition on some of them.

What did the judges note as strengths as they were critiquing it?
-General composition and creativity.
What do you see as strengths? Do you see any weaknesses?

-I liked the way he was in with the action, but a few of the pictures were weaker than others.

Briefly describe the process the judges went through in deciding the winner.
-They just went though some of the better ones and decided which was best

1. Describe one photo that you agree with the judges on. Explain why you and the judges do or do not like it.
-I agree that the sumo wrestler going up the escalator was the best in the No Ball category. The expression on the lady's face was priceless.
2. Describe one photo that you do NOT agree with the judges on. Explain why you think the judges are wrong. 
-I didn't think that the soccer picture should have beat the baseball picture in the No Pro / No College category. The Baseball one was more creative.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Japanese Earthquake

The framing in this picture gives the photo album a resilient look. Like a spot of joy in the rotting death. 

The framing used in this picture makes it look like I'm in the building, looking out at the sanitation guy.  

The Rule of Thirds gave this picture a more complete look. If it had just been  the hand dead-center, then it wouldn't  have had such an impact.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Newspaper Design Notes

-Broad Sheet
-Tabloid: 1/2 Broad
-Jump: Article started on front page, cont. inside.
-Flag: Name-O-Publication
-Folio: Name of City/School, date, section, page number, etc.
-Teaser: Story preview
-Headlines/Subheadlines: Complete sentences with no punctuation at the end made to catch attention
-Captions: 3 Parts
        1 Captionhead - attention grabber
        2 Caption - MUST be at least 2 sentences long
               -Describe action as it's happening
               -Follow up
       3 Photo Cred.
        1 Author
        2 Title
-Story Divider: Thin line between Stories
-Infographics: Informative graphics
Important Dicisions
   -What stories, where
   -Headlines, etc.

Front Pages of the World

 What is your favorite newspaper front page? Why?
-The Seattle Times, for the picture of the grumpy cop on the front.
 What is your favorite headline from that newspaper? Why are you interested in it?
-Egg Producing Stem Cells Found. That sounds like a great scientific advancement.
How many stories are on the front page of your favorite?
What do you  notice that all newspaper front pages have in common?
-They all have a headline and pictures, and all the American ones mentioned The Oscars somewhere.
What are things that vary on the front pages of different newspapers?
- All the stories, except the Oscars. Layouts also varied.

Monday, January 30, 2012


School name: Burnett High School
School location, exact location: 1401 north Main St. Burnett, Texas 78611
School size: N/A
How many pages is the book? 178
How many sections are in the book? 6
List the sections in the book:
What sports are played at that school? Cross Country, Football, and Volleyball
Give me a list of some of the clubs a student could join at that school?
-Student Council
-Esprit de Corps
What are the school colors? Green and white?
What is the theme of the book? If these walls could talk...
What thematic elements are present throughout the book? Fun frames, green is the only color in the book, besides a few special photos, a bunch of different fonts
How many years has the book been published? 14
Who is the editor-in-chief of the book? N/A
Who is the advisor? N/A
What  is your favorite spread in the book? The "Yearzine" part at the end
What do you like about this book? Laughing at the fashion/news/trends
What would you change if you were working on that book? The god-awful fonts
Would you like to go to that school? Naw
Why would you or would you not like to go to that school? Seems small and really divided into definite groups of people/friends

Magazine Cover: Final Product

Friday, January 20, 2012

Magazine Covers

Early magazine covers were rather generic and boring. They extremely rarely included images. Most of it was black text on white paper with a table of contents and whatnot. Later on, towards the late 19th century, poster covers were starting to be used. Poster covers were pretty much just a portrait of something with the magazine title and minimal words to help highlight stories. In the early 20th century the first pictures married to type started to pop up. These were pictures that included most of, if not all of a models body into a cover. This model would normally be covering part of the title of the magazine. Their body would also be surrounded carefully by words. After that came the forest of words. this cover is pretty much covered by words. There's a few places where you can see the image around the subject, but it's mostly covered.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Class Stuffs

If I had to pick one of the classes, it'd probably be Commercial Photography. While I can write and everything, I'd much rather go out and shoot events and whatnot. Plus, it gives me an excuse to get an awesome camera.

I thought this was a cool spread.

This online newspaper is laid out really well

Thursday, January 5, 2012


So Blogger quit working with me, so here's another post to finish things up.
Best entertainment story of the year? Easy. Mudhoney Concert With The Riverboat Gamblers. I got to mosh with a chick in a wheelchair! After the show I got to meet Mark Arm. And we just chatted. He was a really chill guy and about as short as my mom. After I talked to him and got him to sign my poster I got I met Mike, the lead singer from the riverboat gamblers. It was awesome. Best concert ever.

1. All I really remember is waking up in a Jiffy Lube parking lot, thinking it was still 2011 on Tuesday. That's all I remember.

2. Not to stress myself out with resolutions.

3. The end of humanity.


This officer sucks. I forgot his name, but he sucks.

This was cool because it's just like some random guy with a guitar during the middle of a war. He's so juxtaposed, it's beautiful.

I just like this because he's showing the police his ass.

Being a music junkie and all, I couldn't just pick a "best song" of 2011. So here's my favorite album of 2011. Really it was hard to pick that even. The Roots' Undun is an album that I've listened to at least 10 times since it's release on October 10th. This is a concept album about a kid who falls into a life of crime, against his moral wishes. The interesting thing here though, is that it's telling the story from death to birth. Hence, becoming undun. It's a solid album 10/10, and is most definitely my favorite rap album of the year, followed closely by Kendrick Lamar's Section 80 and Big K.R.I.T.'s Return of 4eva. I thing my favorite "rock" album would be either WU-LYF's Go Tell Fire to the Mountain, or Andrew Jackson Jihad's Knife Man.
The only movie from this year that I saw that I actually remember was Harry Potter, and it was just meh. So here's the best movie I saw all year. Eraserhead. If you're familiar with this movie, it needs no explanation, and if you're not, there is no explanation.
Occupy Wall Street. This was probably the most exciting news for me, after seeing so much from the London and Vancouver riots, I was begging for some kind of rebellious gathering to come our way.
Wayne Coyne is my person of the year. Why? Because he was the first person to pop in my head. He delivers a good message and just seems like an overall cool guy.