Allie Scott Crestiad Portfolio Spring 2011
Table of Contents Reflection Articles January 27 February 10 February 17 March 3 March 24 March 31 April 20 April 28 Arts Layouts Arts Layout January 27 Arts Layout February 10 Arts Layout February 17 Arts Layout March 3 Arts Layout March 24 Arts Layout March 31 Arts Layout April 7- New Editors Issue Arts Layout April 14 Arts Layout April 20 Arts Layout April 28
Reflection This is my last semester as the Arts editor for the Crestiad and overall I feel that as hectic as it was, I feel successful in my own work and with the work of the rest of our staff. This semester was a lot different for me in comparison with every other semester I have done as an editor.
focused a lot more on layout each week than writing stories.
I have found that as far as my work goes, I am the best at and most successful in producing quality layouts each week. I have really made that my main focus and I have put my heart and soul into each issue and I really believe that it shows. Over the past two years I have really tried to be the best at writing and layout, but I had a really hard time balancing the both. I found that this year I needed to focus on what was the most important and to me it was highlighting the writers story with a interesting design. For me one of the most rewarding things is to have one of our writers come up to me and tell me how happy they are with the way their story looks. That is when I know I have done my job well.
Having an assistant editor was great because I was able to prepare her for what she is going to go through next year as she becomes the new arts editor. I was very thankful to have her this semester because she did an excellent job copy editing all of our stories and making sure we had enough for our section each week. I was so proud to see the new editors issue this year. They did a great job and it made me feel so good to know that we have taught and helped these amazing writers and designers on their journey to success.
The Crestiad has brought me confidence in myself and my work. I have learned how to prioritize and become more organized in everything I do. It has also helped my group working skills; I was never really that great with working with others, but now I feel that working with others is one of my strong points. I also feel that it has helped me figure out what I want to do with my life. Exercising my creative abilities made me see that I need to work in a creative environment in order to be myself and work my best. I think that with all the wonderful things that Iâ€™ve learned in college, the Crestiad has given me some of the best real- life situations to learn from that I can apply to after school. Being apart of the Crestiad has changed my life, for the better. I am ever thankful to Liz Ortiz for always supporting the staff and pushing us to always present our best.
January 27, 2011 | 7
Covergirl’s NatureLuxe Gloss Balm Thanks to Covergirl’s NatureLuxe Gloss Balm, it is now possible to get a great moisturizing color on your lip that does not leave a thick, sticky residue or a yucky taste and it is all available to you at an incredibly affordable price. NatureLuxe is the new addition to the Covergirl family, bringing fresh and light colors that are infused with natural ingredients-every product is guaranteed to give you a clean, bright glow. These NatureLuxe products offer a little something extra that the other Covergirl collections do not; they are so sheer, yet cover all of the right places-perfect for the younger crowd that wears makeup. This collection is ideal for those who are looking for the quintessential natural “glow.” In the lip department, NatureLuxe brings a hybrid lip product that is a wonderful combination of gloss and balm; giving you that subtle shine you want with a balmy texture that leaves your lips surprisingly moisturized and you do not have to worry about shiny smears or sticky leaks. This product offers great benefits to all lips. It has SPF 15, so you are sure to get sun coverage all year round. This Gloss Balm might just be the next best thing to have in your beach bag when you want rosy lips without the sunburn! Also, it is fortified with mango and shea butter so you get a rich balm that gives full moisturization that will not wear off with the first sip of your beverage and leaves a constant subtle sweet flavor on your lips. The application of this product was made to be quick and simple so you can apply it without a mirror and be mess free. The solid texture of the balm gives you the stability to put it on confidently without any “oops” and it gives you a fresh glowing gloss that is whipped and tackfree. There are 15 available shades that range from tints of pink to red to brown to nude. Each shade offers you quick application of instant color. Each tube of NatureLuxe is roughly $6. Because the formula is so lightweight, it lasts longer than you think. Recommended colors: Grenache, Peony, Clove, and Clay Hibiscus. Information on the entire Nature- Luxe line is available online at www.covergirl.com. These products are available to purchase at any drugstore or Target.
FEBRUARY 10, 2011 | 16
FEBRUARY 17, 2011 | 7
EOS SMOOTHING SPHERE LIP BALM Beat those dry, chapped lips and get your lips juiced up for the spring with an all natural product sure to make you smile. This balm’s reputation has taken itself to celebrity status in the lip care industry. As seen in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Real Simple and even O magazine as one of the best products around. Evolution of Smooth (EOS) is an all natural company that guarantees to smooth your lips with a pure natural and organic formula in their lip balm that is presented in a perfectly round sphere container. EOS’s clean and fun packaging makes it easy to transport- toss your balmy sphere in any bag to ensure that you have a go to product when your lips get dry. This smooth sphere balm gives you moisturization beyond your imagination without that petroleum residue left on your lips. EOS’s formula is paraben-free, gluten- free, petrolatum- free and phthalate-free. This product is fully loaded with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil. Good news too, this product is beach proof- it contains SPF 15 so not only are you lips going to be ultra moist, the sun will be banned from burning them too! The application of this product is extremely simple, just twist o ff the cap, glaze over lips and your lips are ready to go. The shape of this balm is perfectly round, so it is the perfect shape to wrap your lips around when you apply. The interesting design of this balm makes the product attractive and with its wonderful qualities and awesome price, it is a lip balm that can not be missed. If the shape is out of your comfort zone, EOS also makes a smoothing stick that offers the same smoothing qualities. EOS put a lot of thought into this balm; the taste of each sphere is different and fresh leaving your mouth with a delectable flavor you can’t resist. The spheres come in a great selection of flavors- Summerfruit, Lemon Drop, Sweet Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, and Tangerine. The smoothing stick is available in Sweet Mint, Pomegranate Raspberry and Vanilla Bean. All balms by EOS are $3.29. For the quality ingredients and excellent lip performance, it is worth every penny. Go online to find out where EOS products are sold by you www.evolutionofsmooth.com
FEBRUARY 17, 2011 | 8
Quick Mexican Bean Dip Ingredients: 1 can of Hormelâ€™s vegetarian chili 1 stick of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Â˝ a bag of shredded cheddar cheese 1 bag of corn chips 1 glass dish or microwavable pie plate Directions: 1. Spread the entire stick of cream cheese so it covers the bottom of the dish. You should use the entire stick and it should leave a decent size layer less than a half of an inch deep all around. 2. Next, take the entire can of vegetarian bean chili and spread it across the cream cheese layer, all around to every edge of the plate so no cream cheese is visible. 3. Last, pour half of the bag of shredded cheddar on top of the chili so none of the ingredients below are showing. Place entire dish in the microwave for two and a half minutes. The cheese should be fully melted over the entire dish. Take any corn chips of your choice to scoop into the bean dip and enjoy!
FEBRUARY 17, 2011 | 12
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Dominique Browning Slow Love If you are looking for some inspiration to jump start your life with new, fresh, optimistic ideastry reading someone else’s perspective. Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas & Found Happiness is a quintessential must have book if you are looking for a book to get you moving this spring. Although as a hint it doesn’t start out so pretty, the main topic is at hand is losing your job. Author, Dominique Browning ran the magazine House & Garden until it folded in 2007. Her new memoir, Slow Love, reveals how Browning refocused her life after unemployment. With about 10% of the country being unemployed, this memoir may shed some light and let them know that there is light at the other side of the tunnel.This memoir is waiting for you to open it’s pages and turn over a new leaf. Dominique Browning is giving the Keynote speech at the Women’s Studies Conference at 7 pm in Oberkotter.
FEBRUARY 17, 2011 | 14
Weekly Web Wonde r- Steve Kardynal As his twitter bio says, Steve Kardynal considers himself to be an actor and youtuber; however it may be more appropriate to call him a professional spoof artist. Kardynal has made a name for himself across the web for surprising chatroulette users by including them in his homemade chatroulette videos. He also frequents the Apple Store and does performances in store and uses the web cams that are for the customers to test. His twitter page offers some motivational quotes to all of his Youtube fans and even invites them to his video filming. With views over 1 million people-Kardynal has made quite a name for himself. As a disclaimer-his videos are not intended for young viewers; there are cases of suggestive language, humor and dancing. Here are a compilation of Kardynals most viewed videos that are guaranteed to make you roll out of your chair. More of his videos are available at youtube.com/stevekardyna.
MARCH 3, 2011 | 7
Organix Morrocan Argan Oil Treatment Fried and brittle split ends no more! Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner is the must have product if you use heat tools everyday and are looking for a safer, healthier more eco-conscious way to get your locks back on track. With the use of curling irons, straighteners, blow dryers and any other hot tools, your hair becomes over-dried leaving your hair cuticles severely damaged and dying of thirst. Yes, moisturizing shampoo and conditioning treatment may help temporarily, but what your hair really needs is a treatment that is going to give you long lasting benefits. Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan tree, which can be found in Morocco. This oil has been valued for centuries for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. Moroccan Argan oil penetrates into the hair pores and enhances the elasticity of hair. It also proves to be very nourishing for the growth of hair by the antioxidants present in Argan oil. The oil strengthens the hair by repairing the damaged cellular membrane of hair and locks the moisture in and adds to and restores the luster and shine of hair. Organixâ€™s has bottled this precious oil into their Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Collection that is certified organic, sulfate and paraben free and is guaranteed to work with any hair type. The application of this process is fairly simple, the ideal size of the product you need for a good wash is about the size of a quarter dollar. A surprising quality is that because this product contains a decent amount of oil, you get less of a soapy lather, but do not let that deter you because it is soaking the oils into your tresses- a soapy scalp is not always the best. Shampoos that contain more oil leave less build up on your scalp; they also tend to be more nourishing. Once the shampoo is worked into hair, rinse well. The conditioner has a similar application, and due to its oil content, you hair will feel less slimy like a normal cream based conditioner will feel. The oils again are soaked up in the cuticles leaving your internal pores of your hair refreshed. The conditioner should be left on hair for three to five minutes for full satisfaction. The most shocking point of the shampoo/conditioning process is once your hair is towel dried and ready to be combed through; your hair will feel rough and tangled. At this point do not feel like youâ€™ve wasted your money. Once you comb through your hair and blow it dry, you will see an instant difference. Your hair will be full of luster, and be very soft and if you take a close look at the ends of your hair-even if they are split they will have a noticeably smoother appearance. As you continue to use this product the outcome is more satisfying each time. Your hair should feel much healthier. For the benefits of Argan oil, which can run you up to 50 dollars a bottle, I suggest you invest in the $8 bottle of Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan oil. The entire collection is available in stores or online at Ulta.
MARCH 3, 2011 | 8
MARCH 24, 2011 | 12
Raspberry Mint Iced Tea Ingredients: 2 regular black tea bags 2 mint tea bags 1/2 a cup of raspberries Mint leaves 1-2 quart pitcher Boiling water Directions: Boil 2 quarts of water and pour into a glass bowl. Add teabags and let steep for 10 minutes. Once water is cooler, pour into a 2 quart pitcher. Add raspberries to pitcher and refrigerate. Serve over ice and add decorative mint leaves.
MARCH 31, 2011 | 7
MARCH 31, 2011 | 13
MARCH 31, 2011 | 14
Weekly Web Wonde r- Piano Man Merton This untamed talent behind the piano is sure to bring you belly laughs if you are looking for some online entertainment. Chatrouletter’s beware, you never know if you are going to be in one of Merton’s next videos. The artist formally known as Merton, the green hooded piano genius scans the Chatroulette site singing to whoever pops up on his screen. He is infamously known for singing about what he see’s on the other side of the screen he also takes song requests. Merton is famous on the Youtube and Chatroulette circuit, he has provided live performances as well as offering entertainment for parties, events, etc.
APRIL 20, 2011 | 13
Garnier Pure Clean If you aren't ready to delve into the organic world, yet still want to make a concerted effort to save the environment (and your hair), Garnier Fructis now offers a shampoo that you can feel good about. The L'Oreal-owned brand, Garnier, had made an exclusive partnership with TerraCycle, one of the growing green companies specializing in making consumer products from post-consumer materials. Garnier is the first to provide a sustainable solution to personal care and beauty products that account for 1/3 of all landfill waste. The packaging and formula is more friendly to the environment making Garnier one of the more cutting edge, non organic products making a green effort. Pure Clean is Garniers new ecofriendly line that is paraben, silicone and dye free that also is biodegradable. What does this mean? It means that it leaves less chemical residue behind on your hair and in the environment. The shampoo contents are 94% all natural ingredients that include antioxidant enriched acerola berry that keeps your hair rich and healthy. Garnier also uses all PET recycled materials for their packaging and offers helpful ways to get eco-friendly on the back of their bottles. Garnier's Pure Clean product line also ensure that all products will leave the consumers hair 10x stronger and 4x healthier after just one use. This health booster product also has other healthful hair companions in the Pure Clean line. There is also a conditioner that is 92% all natural and after wash cream gel on the market. The lather of this product is lush, leaving your hair frothy and smelling exceptionally fruity. Without using a conditioner the aftermath of the wash is a pleasant one, no knots and no tangles. Upon drying the hair feels extra clean almost as if the shampoo has clarifying properties giving hair an extra boost of squeaky clean shine. As for strength and health boost after a first wash, there certainly is a difference in lustre and cleanliness-there is no sight of split ends. This is a product that gives you the results you expect and it leaves you knowing you are not damaging the environment. Overall this shampoo is worth the purchase. It fulfills the expectations and at approximately $4 a bottle it saves your hair and the environment
APRIL 20, 2011 | 13
Toms of Maine Wicked Toothpaste If you are looking for an au naturale way to get clean and long lasting minty fresh breath, Toms of Maine has the perfect toothpaste for you. This new addition to Toms of Maine natural product line gives a new "fresh" take on all natural eco- friendly hygiene care. Forget all of the rumors that say that natural toothpaste tastes like cardboard- this toothpaste is the freshest paste around. Tom's of Maine is a different kind of company, one based on the belief that people and nature deserve respect. Over the years the Toms of Maine product line moved from non-phosphate laundry detergent to natural personal care products such as the first natural toothpaste and deodorant in the mid 1970s. In 2006, Toms joined part of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, maximizing their company; but their simple, direct approach hasn't changed one bit: Toms continues to use their simple method of business, working to produce clean safe, sustainable products. Not only is this toothpaste good for your teeth it is good for the environment! All of Toms of Maine's products are 100 percent derived from natural sources. This fresh toothpaste has ingredients straight from mother nature;vegetable oils, purified calcium, natural oils derived from leaves of mint and other plants, coconut oil, palm oil and last but not least seaweed. The eco- friendliness doesn't stop there, Toms packaging is 100 percent sustainable as well. All of the packaging used for Toms products are made from recycled content. They use packaging made of post-consumer recycled paper board. Toms also print their casing and professionally printed materials and packaging with vegetablebased inks to be more sustainable. Unlike other natural tooth and mouth care products, Toms Wicked Fresh offers a really delightful mint flavor that will leave your breath lasting throughout the afternoon. Other natural toothpaste usually have an unpleasant, tart baking soda taste. This wicked fresh product taste much like any other minty toothpaste, but it is chemical free! On first application, do not befrightened by the light brown color of the toothpaste, as it is not white like other chemical induced pastes. The all natural ingredients give a more neutral color to the product to ensure that it is 100 percent nature approved. This toothpaste is one not to be missed if you have been struggling to find a eco-alternative paste to add to your daily rituals. Toms of Maine is guaranteed to give you a wicked fresh breath and super clean set of sparklers.
APRIL 20, 2011 | 16
Jack Johnson Saves the World Melodious music man Jack Johnson has made numerous efforts through his music career to spread the important of sustainability and the environment. On his tours for the past three years Johnson has made greening efforts to reduce the use of non-environmentally friendly equipment and merchandise. On his 2010 To the Sea tour Johnson collaborated with over 220 community groups around the world focusing on plastic free initiatives, sustainable local food systems, environmental education, oceans ,watersheds, tree planting, and other hands-on community projects. Jack Johnson’s 2008 tour profits were used to establish the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, an founded by Jack and his wife Kim to support environmental, art and music education now and into the future. The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation has made over $1.3 million in donations to date. Jack Johnson donated 100% of his 2010 tour profits to his Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation. During Johnson’s tour, Johnson and his crew reduced the use of single use plastic bottles on tour and backstage; all water came straight from the tap faucet. As a result, the band, crew and concertgoers saved over 55,000 single use water bottles from being consumed and thus ending up in the waste stream. During the tours Sea freight was used for shipping gear in an effort to further reduce carbon. Many fans saved gas, money and reduced their carbon footprint by using the Jack Johnson/Zimride online ridesharing tool resulting in over 100,000 carpool miles. In addition to the carpooling, fans utilized shuttles, mass transit and bus services to get to the shows. These combined efforts saved over 200,000 pounds of C02. Johnson has made it clear that he wants to spread eco-awareness through his fans and actions. All of the merchandise for the tours included reusable water bottle and tote bag along with a recycled paper tour poster and 100% Organic cotton t-shirts made in the U.S.A. All albums are also printed on eco- friendly, recycled paper. Johnson’s eco-efforts do not stop there. Johnson recorded the entire Curious George: Sing a long and Lullabies (2006) soundtrack writing songs to inspire children to learn from the environment and love the world they surround. In the song “The 3 R’s” Johnson discusses the benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling. The lyrics say, “well if you’re going to the market/to buy some juice/you gotta bring your own bags/and you learn to reduce your waste/we gotta learn to reduce”. In Johnsons duet with musician Ben Harper, “With my own two hands” the two sing the lyrics, “I can make peace on earth/with my own two hands/I can clean up the earth/with my own two hands/I can reach out to you/with my own two hands”. Johnson continues to sing these wise words during his tours. His current world tour has canceled the Japan tour dates. Johnson and his crew were in Osaka Japan when the earthquake hit.
APRIL 28, 2011 | 7
Chocolate Covered Pretzels Ingredients: 2 bags of melting chocolate 1 pound of pretzel rods Sprinkles Wax paper Small plastic freezer bag Directions: 1. Put chocolate in a tall microwavable safe container and microwave for two minutes stirring at 30 second intervals until completely melted. 2. Take one pretzel rod and dip halfway into tall chocolate container, and then set on wax paper. 3. While chocolate is still warm on the pretzel- spread your sprinkles on top for decoration. 4. If you feel like getting a little crafty, buy a colored chocolate melting chip or use food coloring and white chocolate; melt in microwave and pour into a small plastic storage bag. Cut tip of bag and drizzle the colored chocolate on top of the already dipped pretzels.