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Molly Lavin Portfolio


Molly Lavin 3725 Wellborn Street, San Diego, CA, 92103 mlavin2017@francisparker.org 858-776-9112

Resume

Objective: To gain more experience in journalism and design so I can join a publication at Parker. Experience: Yearbook Staff Writer grade 7 Yearbook Editor grade 8 Introduction to Journalism and Design grade 9 Education: Attended Grant K-8 School from grades K-8 Attended Francis Parker School 9 Activities/Awards: Juniors National Honor Society Junior Model United Nations Honorary Delegate ASB President in grade 8 ASB Sophomore Representative grade 10 References: Karen Farson (Yearbook Editor) Genevive Moller (Intro to Journalism and Design teacher) Andrew Holbrook (Intro to Journalism and Design teacher)

self evaluation I remember the first time I laid my eyes on the Scribe. It’s witty humor, spectacular, visuals, and hard-hitting topics had me mesmerized. That was three years ago, and ever since then I knew I wanted to get involved in journalism. A year later I signed up for Yearbook at my previous school Grant K-8. Before I knew it a year had passed and I had become one of the chief editors of the yearbook. This year, Intro to Journalism and Design has taught me and improved my skills in journalism and design. I learned how to organize my article, write hard-hitting interview questions, create witty and punny heads and deck, take photos that capture the moment and the emotions of the people in the photo, use InDesign and Photoshop, what dedication and perseverance actually entails, and the ethics of journalism. Not only did the members of I2JD become somewhat of a family to me, but this class taught me how to become a better team member. I2JD taught me how to step out of my comfort zones, with those countless numbers of interviews and photoshoots

were the hardest and most uncomfortable, I learned how to talk to people I had never met before. I learned how to track someone down if they ignored my emails asking for an interview. Next time I think I will just Facebook Message people, they seem to check that more often than their email. I2JD taught me what deadlines are, why they’re so important, and the consequences of not keeping up with them. I2JD made me more confident with my writing and design. Yes, I will use skills like writing and design in other classes, but I will use skills like confidence, teamwork, dedication, time-management, and hard work in my everyday life.


Reflection 1 My most significant piece of work is definitely my yoga article that I wrote for the Scribe. This is the only piece that I have ever combined my journalism and design skills to create a spread. This was also the most challenging piece I had to do, considering the amount of time, effort, and dedication it needed to create the final product. From the countless numbers of people I had to track down to get interviews with, to the long hours after school editing and rewriting my article. What I really enjoy about this piece is the variety of sources that I was able to get. I interviewed people from faculty like Mr. Barsky to students like Lauren Levinson. I think my finished project was extremely well written and interesting. The biggest challenge for this article was the subject, due to the fact the administration hadn’t decided whether or not Parker even was going to be offering a yoga or pilates class next year. This made it extremely difficult for me to find any facts or people to interview about the course. However, after many interviews I was able to create an article that the students of Parker wanted to read. No one knew about the possibility of yoga or pilates and that’s why so many people wanted to read it.

reflection 2 The piece that I feel could still use work is my first spread that I created. This piece was where I began experimenting with InDesign, however, I didn’t know how to fully use InDesign. The assignment was to replicate a spread, so if I could go back then I would still follow the original spread that I found on Pinterest. Yet, I would still polish the spread that I created to make it cleaner, bolder, and still have it replicate the original spread. The biggest thing I would want to do is find a way to make the red rectangles darker and bolder, without having them cover up the film strips. I would also change the title so it related to the images on the right page. If the assignment hadn’t have been to replicate a spread, I would change the font and the color scheme of the page. I don’t think the red and grey look appealing or attract the viewers attention. I think making the boxes were teal and the font a solid black would match the comical and lighthearted feeling the images display. Also, I would change the title font from the skinny, straight font to a rounder and bolder font. I think this would soften the harshness of the page, yet still attract the viewer to it. When designing this spread, I learned how to place images into boxes and group them together. I also learned how to edit photos, specifically make them black and white, on Photoshop. The reason I chose to create this spread was because I liked the way the red rectangles looked when overlapped with the black and white photostrips.


Reflection 3 This photo is my favorite photo I have taken all year, it brings a new beauty to soccer that I had never seen before. I love how the photo captures the form of the soccer player’s arms and hands. The way her arms and hands are placed makes the viewer feel the soccer player is performing an elegant dance instead of throwing a ball in. This photo captures the beauty that goes into the form and posture of soccer players. I also really enjoy the clash of the vibrant red on the soccer player’s shirt and the light green of the soccer field. Despite the grey clouds looming overhead, this photo manages to be extremely colorful and immediately catches my attention. When taking photos of sports events the goal is to get the faces of the people that you’re taking photos of. However, I think this angle is perfect for the photo because it highlights the girls form.

reflection 3 What makes this picture one of my favorite photos I have taken this year are the vibrant colors that always capture my immediate attention. I love the way that the light illuminates Lauren’s long red hair, the vibrant blue of her Parker polo, and the paint on her smock. I really enjoy how Lauren is on the far left of the side instead of directly in the center, the focus of this photo is actually directed towards the pot that Lauren is making. I think that makes this photo extremely interesting because of the unique pot that she is making.The assignment was to take a photo of the pottery class in action, and I think this photo fulfills the assignment perfectly.


Writing SLUG: Powderpuff HEAD: Anything Boys Can Do Girls Can Do Better DECK: Powderpuff teams hope to change the stereotype on football BYLINE: Molly Lavin Every Friday night the Parker community gathers together around the football field to watch the all-male Lancer football team take the stage. But some Parker students have been working hard to change this image of high school football. “Football shouldn’t just be a guy sports,” freshman Marissa Wolfsheimer said. “I think girls could easily play football if they wanted to or tried.” Parker recently held its annual Powderpuff tournament. Instead of the typical male football team playing, the girls took the wheel. The girls participating in Powderpuff were eager to prove to not only the football team but also the entire student body just what girls could do. According to ESPN, 1,561 girls played football last season. This is a 17.5% increase from four years ago when only 1,328 girls participated. The number of girls playing football is rising, but many people are still under the impression that females can’t play football. “I think girls can play really well at football,” freshman Kylie Bleakley said. “I know a few of my friends were even scared of being pushed or scratched because some girls were being so aggressive. Especially going up against Sasha and the other juniors— they’re freaking insane!” Other freshmen shared Bleakley’s opinion as they prepared to face the juniors and Sasha Stevens.

Stephens led the juniors to victory against the freshman in the first game. But, freshman running back Meredith Wiggins almost gave the juniors a run for their money when she ran 60 yards and almost made a touchdown. “I could hear the freshman section going crazy when I had that 60-yard run,” Wiggins said. “I will always remember that feeling.” Up next, the sophomores vs. the seniors. Sophomore wide receiver Athena Zander; said she wasn’t worried about the sophomores’ ability compared to the seniors’. Zander knew that it would be a tough game, and that the judges usually favor the seniors. “I think we have a lot of drive especially because it’s only one night a year,” Zander said. “Plus we get super into it because we knew who we were playing against.” The game was tied zero to zero, which called for a kick-off between senior Taylor Baranski and sophomore Indiana Yaley. “Well, I never practiced kicking until right before the game so I really didn’t want to kick. I wasn’t prepared because I just had my converse on,” Yaley said. “When they told me I had to go against Taylor in a kick off, I hid but then one of our class coaches saw me so I had to go kick. When I got on the field my thoughts were, ‘It’s really cold, I really don’t want to be here, this isn’t going to end well, and I wish the crowd would be quiet.’” Yaley and Baranski went back and forth until finally Yaley faltered, leaving the score 1-0 in favor of the seniors. The class of 2014 had won their first Powderpuff victory ever! “[The kickoff] was really stressful but so much fun at the same time,” sophomore Emily Purdon said. “We were all huddled

“[The kickoff] was really stressful but so much fun at the same time,” sophomore Emily Purdon said. “We were all huddled together cheering and it made us all bond as a team.” The next game was between the freshman and the sophomores. Wolfsheimer, and the rest of the freshman team hoped that this would be an easier match then their previous one. Unfortunately, the freshman and sophomores tied at 0-0 after they ran out of time. However, sophomore Kennedy Kidd managed to score major yardage and an interception. This caused quite the roar from the stands. Finally, the 2013 Powderpuff event ended with a game between the seniors and the juniors. “Since the score was so close during most of the game, we all were a little panicked and wanted to win more than anything. I know I was very aggressive and ready to beat the seniors,” eleventh grader Corrine Nixon said. “[The big play was when] Sasha ran like a maniac down the field and scored the winning touchdown in the last 30 seconds of the game.” The game was tied zero to zero, until Stephens sprinted down the field scoring a touchdown, ending the game at 6-0. “Even though we barely practiced I still think the freshmen did amazing.” ninth grader Aly Arrington said. “I also think that every one, in each grade, did an amazing job too. It definitely showed that girls could play football just as good, or even better, than guys.”


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