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self EvaLuation I got started in journalism this year, when I took the intro to journalism and design class. I was ver y ner vous, but also excited. I had read the scribe during 8th grade year, and I really wanted to be a part of that team. The first trimester was ver y difficult for me. I had believed that my strong writing in my histor y and English classes would translate over to the world of journalism. However, as I soon learned journalistic writing is ver y different. Another challenge for me in the first trimester was deadlines. One of the main things I have learned this year is that I cannot afford to procrastinate. This class, especially, taught me that. With English or Histor y, you can write an essay the night before. It may not be good, but its possible. In journalism, if you have a deadline in two weeks, than you have to get started right away, because there is so much that goes into a piece. You have to get inter views, you have to sort through those inter views, and you may have to change your main point 2 or 17 times. Nothing is consistent, except for the work. I am a much better student in general because of this. I make plans for what I am going to get accomplished and I don’t wait until the night before to get started on something. Journalism hasn’t just given me a better work ethic, this year I also learned how to cope with academic “cur veballs”. In journalism, anything can change. You may have an idea about what you want the piece to be about, and then you have an inter view that completely obliterates it. You may have worked hard on a spread only to find you know only have one page to work with. These things just happen, and slowly but surely, I learned how to handle them. That was a valuable lesson from my experience with journalism. However, the most important thing I learned this year was the fact that I love design. I came into journalism thinking it was my writing skills that were going to help me be successful in the class. However, I quickly found that I had more motivation to design the layouts than anything else. I cared about how they looked and what kind of design elements I was using. My love for designing the layouts actually improved my motivation for the other parts of journalism as well. Once I was designing, journalism became less of a chore and much more fun. This year I came across countless challenges, like when all of my sports photos got deleted right before they were due, or when InDesign wasn’t allowing me to make rectangles and couldn’t put any text on my spread, however over the course of the year I gained many new skills that have prepared me for any challenges that I may face in the future.


RefLection # 1

My most important piece of work for this class was definitely the scribe article. Not only was this my most challenging piece, because it involved both journalism and design, but it was the piece I am most proud of. I was assigned to do an article about school tuition along with fellow classmate, Andreas. It was a daunting task because such an article has to be accurate so as not to offend anyone, and there is just so much information that has to be collected and sorted through. Andreas and I interviewed over 20 people, including the Chief Financial Officer of Parker, Mr. Rinehart, and Head of School, Mr. Yaley. These interviews were sometimes painfully awkward, for example when we waited by the breezeway to try and interview parents who were picking up their kids, and sometimes unhelpful, like when we interviewed random kids in our grade who didn’t want to comment for the scribe. Of course there were good interviews too, like when Mr. Rinehart talked with us for over 40 minutes and we got enough information to write a book on the school’s tuition, or when Mr. MC gave us a really interesting thought and we ended up re-examining the article, and eventually taking up a new stance. W riting the article was really difficult, just because we had so much information, and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied with how it turns out. We probably went through about 4 or 5 various drafts within two weeks, and although I’m proud of the finished product, there are still things I wish we had done better. D esigning the piece was the most fun of the entire process. I stayed after school, sometimes until 9 in order to find a way to cram the artwork, the article itself, and the sidebar onto a two-page spread. Similarly to the writing process, we went through several drafts of this, all with the sidebar in separate places. I was really grateful for trimester two, where we did so much work with InDesign, because I was able to make the layout more effectively, and quickly. Ultimately, we created a fairly simplistic design. Our font color of choice was green, because the article is about money, and our sidebar ended up being quite simple. Working with a partner through all of this was both a blessing and a curse. Of course, I couldn’t have taken on an article this massive by myself, but at the same time working with someone else and relinquishing control for a while proved to be a challenge for me. In the end, having someone else to split the work with, and having a fresh set of eyes to look at your work, was extremely beneficial, even if I did have to compromise on a few of my ideas. T his piece was a huge amount of work, but I was really proud of how it turned out, and of my work ethic throughout this process. I generally tend to be a procrastinator, but I couldn’t afford to during this, and I created something that represents a model of that work ethic.


RefLection # 2 A pi e c e t h at c ou l d s t i l l u s e w or k w a s my f i r s t a r t i c l e t h at I w rot e i n t h i s c l a s s . It w a s a s p or t s pi e c e a b out Pa r k e r g i r l s’ v o l l e y b a l l t h at I w rot e f or t h e s c r i b e on l i n e . I h a d n ot y e t l e a r n e d t h e d i f f e re n c e s b e t w e e n j ou r n a l i s t i c w r it i n g a n d w r it i n g e s s ay s i n E n g l i s h c l a s s , s o I b a s i c a l l y w rot e a n e s s ay. Not on l y t h at , but I h a d n o i d e a h ow t o w r it e a l e a d , s o I e n d e d up w r it i n g a n i m a g i n it i v e scenario type lead. In t h e e n d , I f i x e d a f e w of t h e i s s u e s w ron g t h e a r t i c l e , but I s t i l l w i s h I c ou l d h av e d on e a bit m ore f or t h at pi e c e . L o o k i n g b a c k , I h av e c om e a l on g w ay a s a j ou r n a l i s t i c w r it e r, a n d t h i s pi e c e , w h e n c omp a re d w it h s om e of t h e w or k I w rot e l at e r re pre s e nt s t h at pro g re s s . Ev e n l o o k i n g at “B a c k t o y ou r R o ot s ( or B e a n s ) ” i n t h e c l ip s s e c t i on , a n a r t i c l e t h at I w rot e j u s t a c oup l e m ont h s l at e r, t h e re i s s o mu c h i mprov e nt b e t w e e n t h e m .

RefLection # 3 l ef t : T his pi c tu re was a “st a cke d a c t i on” i mage w here I to ok 3 i mage s and st a cke d t hem on top of e ach ot he r. T h is w as a prett y di f f i c u lt i mage to c re ate, b e c aus e it is i mp or t ant to p e pre c is e or els e t he i m age l o ok s mess y and i nc ompl e te. T he i m age att r ac t s t he ob s er ve r b e c aus e its a bit di f ferent i n comp ar is on to ot he r i mage s . It s l i ke a g i f or a v i de o, but its a f l at t wo di mens i ona l i mage. (hbr ane r _ st a cke d a c t i on . jpg ) b el ow : In t his i mage, Fre sh man A l an Tom is stu dy i ng his chi nes e. I d d n’t change mu ch ab out t he i mage e xc e pt for t he l e v els , to cre ate a k i nd of st re ss f u l, or mo o dy l i g ht i ng . I l i ke how you c an s e e how st ress e d he is , and how t he i mage is fo c us e d s ol e y on hi m , and t he b a ck g round has t hat s of t g l ow. (f re shstudy _ hbr ane r. jp g )


reflection # 3 (cont)

Design CLips

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back to your roots (or beans)

A local cof f ee sh op h as a cozy com m unity vibe

“ I g o t 1 6 o z . r a s pbe r r y I t a lia n s o da o n t he ba r ! ” th e b a ri s t a s h o u t s a b o v e t h e n o is y c r o w d . I t’s a M o n d a y n ig h t, a n d L’ e s ta ts , a lo c a l c o ff e e s h o p l o c a t e d o n A d a m s Av e n u e , is p a c k e d . O u ts id e th e s h o p c ig a r e tte s mo k e f ills th e a ir a s p e o p le wi t h g u i t a rs s t ru n g o v e r th e ir s h o u ld e r s w a it f o r th e ir o p p o r tu n ity to p e r f o r m f o r o p e n - m i c n i g h t , w h i c h h a p p e n s e v e r y M o n d a y. I n s id e th e s h o p is q u ir k y, w ith v a r io u s a r t , p a in tin g s , p h o t o g ra p h s , e v e n l i t t l e d e c o r a tiv e s ig n s , th a t a r e f o r s a le c o v e r in g th e r e d , g r e e n , a n d lila c w a l l s . Th e re a re fl y e rs fo r d iff e r e n t e v e n ts c o v e r in g a me s s a g e b o a r d in th e h a llw a y c o n n e c t i n g t h e t w o ro o m s o f t h e shop. A ll o f th e 6 0 o r s o ta b le s in th e tw o - r o o m s h o p a r e f ille d w i t h s t u d e n t s s u rro u n d e d b y n o te b o o k s , c o u p le s c h a ttin g a mic a b ly o v e r o n e o f th e c o ffe e h o u s e ’s fa m o u s c h a i la tte s , o r p e o p le r e a d in g o b s c u r e lite r a tu r e o n w e ll lo v e d , c o s tu m e l i k e fu rn i t u re . “ I lik e th e v ib e o f th is p la c e . I c o me h e r e a ll th e time ju s t t o c h i l l a n d m e e t n e w p e o p le , o r f o r la s t min u te c r a m s e s s io n s , ” s a y s K a tr in a Va c a , a s t u d e n t a t M e s a C o l l e g e . M o s t o f th e p e o p le in th e s h o p to n ig h t a r e n ib b lin g o n a ss o rt e d p a s t ri e s , t h e fro o t lo o p r ic e k r is p y is a c o mmo n f a v o r ite , a n d d r in k in g v a r io u s c a ffe i n a t e d b e v e ra g e s . T h e o v e r a ll f e e lin g is v e r y f r ie n d ly, w ith p e o p le c h a ttin g a ll a ro u n d t h e s h o p , t w i s t i n g a w k w a r d ly a r o u n d th e f u r n itu r e to ta lk to s o me o n e s ittin g a f e w t a b l e s a w a y. “You come here a couple times, you’re our friend,” says shop manager Andy Hortel. “ We ’ ll s it d o w n a n d ta lk w ith y o u , lis te n to a n y c o mp la in t y o u h a v e . We ’l l re s o l v e a n y is s u e s y o u h a v e , w e r e a lly tr y to ma k e th is a c o mmu n ity - ty p e e n v i ro n m e n t . ” Pa s t th e p e o p le a t th e ta b le s s its th e r e g is te r. A b o v e is th e me n u o ffe ri n g s a n d w i c h e s , s o u p s , s a la d s , b r e a k f a s ts , a n d a ll ty p e s o f b e v e r a g e s f r o m I ta lia n s o d a t o s m o o t h i e s t o c o ff e e a n d la tte s . T h e p r ic e s o n th e d r in k s v a r y f r o m $ 1 to $ 4 , wh i l e t h e fo o d i s p ri c e d f r o m a r o u n d o n e to e ig h t d o lla r s . Be lo w a r e c a s e s o ff e r in g d e lic io u s lo o k in g p a s tr ie s , a ll p ri c e d a ro u n d 2 $ . Th e c h e fs a n d b a r is ta s w o r k f u r io u s ly in th e s ma ll s p a c e in th e b a c k . T h e c o ff e e s h o p is k n o w n f o r its v e g a n o p tio n s , lik e s o u p s a n d s a l a d s , a s w e l l a s th e ir b la c k s a n d w ic h , a b lt w ith a v o c a d o a n d tu r k e y, a n d o f c o u rs e , t h e i r fa m o u s c h a i la tte . A ll o f th e f o o d is p r e p a r e d a r o u n d th e c lo c k , w ith ma n y i n g re d i e n t s fro m l o c a l f a r ms a n d it s e lls o u t s o f a s t th a t it’s a lw a y s f r e s h . T h e me a l c o me s lo o k in g a s c u te a s th e r e s t o f th e c o ff e e s h o p . T h e f a mo u s c h a i la tte is s e r v e d ju s t th is s id e o f to o h o t, b u t m a k e s u p fo r i t w i t h c r e a my te x tu r e a n d s u b tle s p ic e . T h e b r e a d o n th e s a n d w ic h is c ri s p y, a n d t h e s l i g h t d ry n e s s o f th e tu r k e y is b a la n c e d w ith th e r ic h a v o c a d o . T h e d e lic i o u s p a s t ry, a n o l d -fa s h io n e d c h o c o la te c h ip c o o k ie , ta s te s lik e o n e o f g r a n d ma ’s . Yo u c o u ld e a s ily s it in o n e o f th e c u s h y s o f a s a f te r f in is h i n g y o u r m e a l , o rd e ri n g o n e d r in k a f te r a n o th e r, ju s t ta lk in g w ith th e p e o p le th a t c o me a n d g o , o r l i s t e n i n g t o t h e p e r f o r ma n c e s , a n d y o u w o u ld n ’t e v e n n o tic e th e h o w ma n y h o urs h a d g o t t e n a w a y fro m you.


left: 7th grader Zachar y Braner poses for the camera during a photoshoot f o r I 2 J D.

a b o v e : S o p h m o r e Ta y l o r F e t t e l s w i n g s o n t h e r o p e s w i n g o n t h e l a n d b e h i n d h e r h o m e i n Po i n t L o m a , S a n D i e g o . right: Freshman Ella B ouris p os es in Black and White during a photoshoot for our online magazine.



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