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Meet the Journalist In that picture below is me, Joycelyn Hope Price. That is me in spirit, but not in apperance (Now, I have an afro). That picture was taken on my first digital single lense reflex camera, sophmore year and my first year(2011-2012) on the Legacy and Newspaper--(the last year for newspaper-staff). I was getting grid paper for our spread theme project, which at the end if the theme was good, then that would be picked for the following year' s yearbook. My theme idea was picked for the second time in my publication career. Over the years I have found out that enjoy taking photographs more than writing. I did enjoy newspaper when the writing was over, but not during write. I figured newspaper was not for me. Yearbook allowed me an outlet for my photography. The yearbook staff felt right for me.

My love for photography arrived when I underrstood photography. After going to SCSPA and SIPA conferences I understood what photography is. It is not a click of a button, but it is a little bit a math--really small bit-and plenty of electronic common sense. Sometimes people are born with electronic common sense, while some are not. I enjoy sports photography and you will see that throughout my portfolio. I enjoy photography. so much that I am vice president of Dutch Fork High School' s Photography Club. My friend Jade, who you will see in my portfolio as well, is the president. She brings the portrait photography, while I bring the candid shots for the club. The yearbook and newspaper has helped me decipher what are my likes and dislikes in the field of Journalism.

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WRIT

Mr. Silver Fox pageant elicits mixed emotions

W may

The Mr. Silver Fox

hile

crown, move on with

characteristics.

Turner

“Toddlers

pageant

lets

their lives, go to other

said that a charismatic

and

contestants “strut” their

pageants, and grow up to

Mr. Silver Fox will win

stuff,

be spoiled brats and yell

judges

be

Tiaras” society’s

definition of a pageant,

also

senior

Monts

Joseph said.

at

people,”

“I love Mr. Silver Fox,”

said.

Susie was pleased, and

pageantry in a whole

former winner Joseph

Some students like

said she wants to go to

new

way.

said. “The past three

senior Quinten Toomer

another Mr. Silver Fox.

“Mr. Silver Fox is

years I competed; it [was]

say they do not enjoy a

However,

unique because it is an

just so fun with the

pageant unless it has a

pageant

is

canceled

all guy’s pageant that

practices with the guys

theme

because

of

members’

showcases

[and]

busy

schedule.

much

fun a guy can have.” senior

Courtland

learning

about

People enjoy watching

“This

pageants on television,

pageant isn’t [a] serious

instead of being pageant

one.”

contestants.

Thomas

said.

Pageants are known

“I’m not a pageant girl,

they

favor.

“I really don’t care

the

dances.”

Wielard

At last year’s pageant

Mr. Silver Fox is defining

how

Bonnie

freshman

over.

them,”

Quinten

this

year’s

“It was canceled

said. “,but I would go to a

because

sports-like

[one]”

working out like the

The pageant winners

dates … and all this other

are sometimes portrayed

stuff,” Joseph said. “It’s

as perfect because of

just really jam-packed.”

nothing

was

serious

but [the pageant I] would

their character traits.

contests that let girls or

be [in is] Miss America,”

“They have to be like the

pageant

guys

science teacher Tamara

complete

package,”

anyone can turn on the

Turner

junior

for

being

show

off

their

Even though the is

canceled,

Ellen

television and take a

are

MacNaughton said, “like

glimpse into pageant life.

[The contestants] get a

sometimes thought of as

entertaining [and] good

“I want to see the little

chance to show who

contests for superficial

looking.”

they

are,”

people.

Susie

McDaniels

unique

talents.

sophomore said.

said. Pageants

“[Pageants are] fun.

The pageant is known

“[The winners] get a

to have guys with those

kid one,” Bonnie said, “like on ‘Toddler and Tiaras’.”

First and Worst feature story I ever wrote‚ it was not published. It is a step towards the better side of writing. Wrote this my freshman year (2010­2011) as an entry to the newspaper and yearbook staff. Pageant season at Dutch Fork was arriving‚ but it never came (at the very end of the article a senior states that it has been cancelled.). Did not focus on why it was cancelled‚ but on people's perception of it.

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TING C

The Dutch Fork Experience

hants, spirit stick,

and

Dazzler' s

stadium and on the football field.

spirit wear and the

performance is enjoyed by the

This hype led the football team

unofficial

student

school’s

students.

The The

Dazzlers

to win the State Championship.

enjoy

their

The hype created an uproar on

body.

song “Wobble” is playing in the

sometimes

background is all a pep God

performance more than the

the field.

needs to start a pep rally, which

crowd.

“When everyone is getting loud

is a sliver of “The Dutch Fork

“I joined dazzlers because I love

and hype, the hype carries over

Experience” which is referred to

to dance because it really pays off

into the game,” junior Jeremy

by every pep club member.

when people tell us how good we

Addison said. “It is like something

did.” Senior Jamie Newell said.

the goes through my body, like

“I love everyone that supports, not just me,but the Dutch Fork

Music completes any pep rally.

Experience, and I am so glad to

At every pep rally there is the

Pep rallies are meant for the

be able to be apart of it,” senior

Silver Fox Band and the DJ

students as break from brain

Stephan Hirsch said. “[ The Dutch

playing. Senior Nick Scott talks

stimulating academics. Every pep

Fork Experience] is everything.

what song should be played at all

rally has girl that just want to

Friends that become family.

pep rallies to be the ultimate pep

dance, a boy wanting to to

Sports, you name it. Dutch Fork

rally/club.

continue a sort of legacy--Pep

is the ‘Dutch Fork Experience’.”

fire, goes through me.”

“‘m.A.A.d. city’ by Kendrick

God--or anyone that just wants to

There are components that

Lamar because it gets everyone

be there to get hype with their

makes up this sliver of “The

hype. We get that feeling that

friends. All these things, nothing

Dutch Fork Experience”. There

our school runs this state,” Nick

less, make up the Dutch Fork

are games, music, dancing, and a

said.

Experience: Pep Rally Edition.

pre-celebration to those sports, hopeful, win.

The hype of the pep rally made

“My sister held a significant role

its way onto the football field,

in the pep club when she was

literally for the last football

here so I just want to live up to

Dance

game, the State Championship,

the family name well as Pep

competitions between Dazzlers

the pep rally was held in the

God.” Stephan said.

There will be a dancing at any and all pep rallies.

I wrote this for the yearbook this year about the pep club. We have a Pep Club/Pep Rallies spread that goes into yearbook. This story was about "The Dutch Fork Experience"‚ which was coined by our Athletic Director‚ Tom Knotts‚ at a pep rally at the beginning of the athletic's season. The Dutch Fork Experience is basically what defines high school for the students.

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writing

was when it was released style Friday, September 16. breathtaking; it really These are the writings from when I was on The Renaissance' s Staff

(2011-2012

)

The Lion King 3D remains relevant to today’s society

S

The musical selection helped enhance the with appealed to children. story-telling “Ahhs” believable animation. and laughter were The funniest moment heard throughout the is when Scar asks The “Oohs”,

theater.

Zazu to sing a song.

The most Zazu sings several including memorable scene is songs, the opening scene Disney’s “It’s a Small where all the animals World”, until he finally are walking towards gets to the right one.

miles were originally shown in Pride Rock, the birds seen on theaters on June 15, flying around seemed faces all 1994, and was released so real, as if you could across the theater as for distributions on touch them. Simba

The theater fills with

the movie began. All VHS. It will be hovers above the ages were eager to see released on blu-ray crowd as Rafiki this classic Disney and blu-ray 3D on presents him to the movie in 3D. October 4. This world. Another This movie showing will allow the unforgettable moment

Mufasa

laughter, and then shrinks back when Zazu

mentions in

Scars

presence,

which

angered

Scar. To appeal to

the

children

they

generation is when Mufasa comes sung themes to teach amazing out of the clouds (and life lessons. They sung Matata” is in theaters for two oppurtunity to view the screen!) and “Hakuna has been adapted into younger a Broadway show and the

weeks only.The Lion this Disney classic. speaks to Simba. It King has been in The new was a heartfelt Disney’s vault since generation of Disney moment while at the 2004, now it has been fans were given the same time amazing released for this two opportunity to see the how technology today

which means “ No worries” in Swahili. This film teaches the same themes as it did seventeen years ago

week showing. The classic film, Lion King, made this movie seem and still remains Lion King was in a new perspective more realistic.The art relevant to today.

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New York lifestyle makes memories for dancers

M

coach

the dance before we went but

invited to a private Christmas

tune into NBC

Ginny Haynes said seniors had

then they changed it when we go

tree

or CBS to watch

the choice whether or not to

there. The rehearsals were really

concert…”

the singers sing on top of floats,

dance in the parade.

long and tiring but it paid off in

The five days in

Broadway performers sing and

“We

the end.” said sophomore Dance

New York were more than just an

Department

opportunity to see famous people

dance

illions

through

selection,

a

Dazzler

yearly

musical

helium balloons soar

place

at

Association

won

Universal [UDA]

first Dance

competition

dancer

Madison

Metts.

lighting/Justin

Bieber

and dance in a national parade.

pass skyscrapers and dancers

this past summer and because

twirl and flip gracefully across

we

were

wasn’t all work and no play.

opportunity was just so well-

the

Macy’s

awarded the Macy’s Day Parade,

Besides rehearsing choreography,

rounded for them to actually see

Thanksgiving Day Parade. This

as well as the parade in London,”

the dancers embraced a taste of

as a dancer the hub of where

year in the parade, the Dazzlers

said Haynes. “They, as individuals,

what New York had to offer.

dance

and Dance Department danced

decided to go because it’s not

“They didn’t just

performing arts happened which

in front of New York’s Macy’s on

really a team thing and we didn’t

go to a parade. They got to see a

is in New York City,” Haynes said.

Herald Square.

prepare for it in class. They were

Broadway show [Sister Act], tour

“It was really amazing for them

sent a DVD and they worked on it

New York and see the Rockettes,”

to get the opportunity to go up

on their own.”

said Haynes. “They got to really

there, travel around, and to see

see what the New York life is

and experience the life.”

asphalt

in

“When

we

started dancing in front of the

won

the

seniors

However, the trip

“I

think

happened,

the

where

TV I could see myself on the TV

The three weeks

and I’m thinking in my head

of two hour practices spent on

‘Wow that’s national.’ It was really

perfecting their choreography

kind of scary but it went by so

they also got via DVD, the Dance

fast that I really didn’t have time

Department girls had to spend

to think about anything,” said

more perfecting it once they got

roommates and I walked out of

“I was amazed at

senior Dance Department dancer

to New York.

about.”

The memory of The girls also had

a glimpse at celebrity life too. “One

day,

walking through the parade would not be forgotten by the

my

girls.

the hotel to get dinner and there

all the people crowding the street

Dance

was a huge red carpet with lots

and leaning out of their windows

The Dazzlers and

Department spent three weeks

of people that looked all fancy on

to get pictures of us, it made me

Dance Department were in two

doing two hour practices to

it…the International Emmy were

feel

different groups. The Dazzlers

perfect the choreography.

The

Dori Brown.

famous,”

said

Ellory.

being held there,” said Ellory. “Also

“Afterwards there were a bunch

go

some of my friends saw Lady

of guards holding the audience

Dance

there] we had rehearsals from

Gaga, Simon Cowell, Matt Damon,

back so that we could get on the

Department was with the Spirit

seven to ten-thirty and they put

and the cast of Big Time Rush in

subway,

of the America Production.

us in our formations. We learned

the hotel. All of the dancers were

realized I’d remember all my life.”

were Spirit

represented Cheer

in

Varsity

and

“[Once

we

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and

that’s

when

I


writing

Girls Basketball sweeps Orangeburg‐Wilkinson in State Championship

W Saturday

the

ith confidence

Screaming fans

state championship was a great

was difficult for the team, but

and a plan of

from both schools packed into

feeling for the girls knowing

they kept their goal of getting

attack,

last

Colonial Life Arena to see the

they

that trophy in mind and

Lady

Foxes

girls play in a loud, frenetic

accomplish this feat and had

arena.

made it all the way when past

“It was like one

players had not made it to the

of those things where you get

championship.

really excited because Coach

dominated O.W. in the state

“[The

championship, defeating them

arena

with a score of 59-29. Along

was]Packed. I never seen so

with another victory to their

many people in my life,”

season, the girls also took home Dutch

state

were

the

first

completed mission impossible.

feels

Norris has always said ‘That

sophomore Ashley Gregory said,

good cause we knew past

mission is possible.’” sophomore

“I never would have thought as

players on the teams who had

basketball

women’s

many people would have come

made it almost as far as us but

Campbell said. “We got that

basketball and finished the

to a high school basketball

never got a ring, so it feels good

trophy; we finished the mission,

year with a 27-3 record.

game.”

to be the first.” Shelby said.

mission complete. Mission was

Fork’s

championship

first win

With

While the girls

“Winning

to

many

The team had

player

Hailey

possible and we completed it.”

Orangeburg-

twists and turns in the game,

already

Orangeburg

As for next year,

Wilkinson, the fans could feel

the turning point in the game

Wilkinson two times this year

the team hopes to go for a

the energy and the enthusiasm

for junior guard Shelby Curtis

and walked into the game

repeat, despite losing several

pumping through the arena.The

was a play by junior guard Rose

prepared to win. Norris had

key players who are leaving to

baseball team in the front row

Robinson and senior forward

devised a plan of attack to take

go to college.

shout ‘dutch fork’ repetitively

Donnesha Shuler.

down the opposing team.

annihilated

“When

beaten

“I think our main

Rose

“My game plan

goal would be stay focus, stay

dribbled between two people

was taking it quarter by

on the same page as each

“It was so live. It

and did a fake layup pass to

quarter and trying not to get

others, communications and I

was crazy there was so much

‘Neisha and then ‘Neisha made

ahead. I had to make sure

think we are going to try to win

enthusiasm you couldn’t even

the layup was probably the

everyone stay focused and was

state again so mission is going

sit down with the amount of

most exciting part of the game.”

following

to be possible again.” Hailey

energy,”

Shelby said.

Norris said.

kept the players and the crowd excited.

sophomore

Taylor said.

Marcus

Winning

the

10

the

game

plan.”

said. “It been achieved once we The road to state

can try for it again.”


A

Nurturing musical taste with Earmilk glass

The regular ' Top 40' music people

black background, white text with

on the search button but to be

bottle of milk

listen to will be found remixed by

the writer’s name in the colors of

only led to a knock-knock joke. At

appears on the

various electronic artists.

n

old

the genre, a music streaming box,

first it was funny, then I realized

tab. No this site is not the ‘Got

Since this music

and links to the blogs other social

that it is worst joke ever. It is best

milk?’ site. This is the website that

blog is about what is nutritionally

media sites. To display each

to remember the name when first

provides nutrients for your music

good for the listener they have

‘featured showcase’ interview or

listening to it or write it down.

taste, not the body.

dairy product and food themed

artist’s song they have their

The music/artist found on this

Earmilk is a music

playlist released weekly, such as

picture assembled like knocked

website would be difficult to find

blog that showcases independent

‘Suicide Sundaes’ that contains

over dominoes across the top.

elsewhere. Another problem is

musicians from various color

the sprinkles, scoop, and streams,

Underneath those is the most

that this blog does not have

coordinated genres. Genres like

which is the way the author

recent playlist and other post

punctual updates for weekly

'indie' is red. Under those genres

categorizes the music. Or ‘the

display picture. The music on this

playlist

they have sub-genres to be more

club’, as in the sandwich, is a

site offers free downloadable links

song/artist.

specific. It was mind blowing to

playlist of the club/dance music.

and/or you can stream on the

This music blog is

and

the

‘Daily

2%’

non-food

website or, if the option is given, at

very informative, easy to navigate

on

related weekly playlists are ‘night

soundcloud. I prefer to stream it

and provides a wide spectrum of

Earmilk are usually fresh, and

rumours’ delivering dance music

on

because

music. The writer may have a

recently emerging from under

to

‘Wobble

Soundcloud has more songs the

soundcloud link, social media links

their talent forbidding rocks.

Wednesday’ provides the dubstep

artist has posted personally. After

and a download link with the

These artist needs a site to show

and ‘Artist Remixed’ gives remixes

the recent website change, this

artist

them off to consumers. This is a

of various artist. The ‘Daily 2%’ is a

website

soundcloud link can provide more

way artist can get fans to support

daily serving of chill music of

professional.

them throughout their career.

every genre that seems to seep

When rushing to

Overall, Earmilk is

Each artist has a list of at least

into the muscles, telling them to

find an artist do not use Earmilk’s

user friendly and very efficient

three social media websites links

chill and relax.

search engine.

way to get those refreshing artist

The

see the various genres that exist. The

artists

the

insomniacs,

for their new found fans to stalk,

The design layout

fan-girl and/or conversate about.

of this website is simple meaning

findings

soundcloud

is

looking

more

song

link.

The

songs to listen to from that artist.

Early in my

of Earmilk I

went

searching for an artist. I clicked

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and

to listeners who appreciate their individuality.


writing

Calling al

T

“We ask them specific questions about

he laughter of students rings throughout the classroom as a

their book,” sophomore Beyond Bestseller student

charismatic author freezes and jerks

Ruby Ward said. “We also ask them how they write and how they got started.”

on the computer screen.

The writer replies with the same

All twenty-five students crowd into one

enthusiasm offered by each Beyond student.

side of the room, five students sit at their desks waiting to connect with the South Carolina Young

“I love to Skype with schools because

Adult Book Award [YABA] winner, the call comes in, the author’s face has appeared, and talking faster

it’s just not feasible to make visits everywhere.

than what the worldwide web can pick up.

This is a way to be reminded that there are readers in California, they’re readers in Washington state, they’re in South Carolina [and]

“Sometimes the software has no problem whatsoever and everything is smooth.

Ohio,” Author of Five Flavors of Dumb, Antony John

Other times its a total disaster” Bestseller teacher

said. “That’s amazing to me. As a writer it is easy

Susan Aplin said. “We had one particular time

to forget that your books are travelling thousands

where Gayle Forman, who wrote If I Stay. We

of miles into reader’s hands and that’s a great

ended up having to talk to her on the phone. We

honor.” The Bestsellers sit quietly behind the

couldn’t get it to work, so we all stood with my cell under the window and talked to her. It doesn’t

Beyonds trying to decide whether to ask a

always work.”

question in between the awkward pauses. Most of the questions asked are near to topic of writing and how they, as students, can improve their

Once they finally are connected with the author the Beyond Bestsellers, the class taken

writing. Junior Imani Duarte seeks to improve her

after Bestsellers, kids begins to ask questions from

writing after the Skyping section.

their question sheets that they previously “I thought it was really cool to get to

prepared.

The stories from my newspaper days goes in chronological order. It starts at the first nine weeks partners, and based on how things went it could have been an easy article or a last minute orde These stories were the ones I worked on by myself and were published.In the last story, the teac

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ll authors see there point of view on stuff they wrote, and

brains begin to spark up question of what and how

hear different techniques on how to write.” Imani

does writer go through the process of writing a

said.

whole book. The author begins to tell each aspiring

“I have to plan obsessively. Every writer

writer about the software Scrivener, that he uses

does something different. Some writers love the

to write and develop a story.

feel of the blank page and just starting to see where the novel takes them. I’m just not wired

Scrivener is a writing software that

that way.” John said. “I tend to plan anywhere from

helps organizes the most unorganized writer. It

ten to thirty-thousand words a plan before I begin

has an digital index card, Scrivener is like a big

to write a novel. Basically my working [process] is

bulletin board with sticky notes on it. Scrivener

to plan a lot of it out, make sure I know these

allows a backup of the documents saved and

characters I plan out, know what my big scenes

organized on the website.

are going to be and then commence my writing from there.”

“It allows you to organize your thoughts far better, in terms of chapters, and it

The traditional way of meeting an

allows you to induce information into your

author by flying them in has now been innovated

document like pictures, maps, photographs and

into a digital conversation via skype.

that kind of stuff, which can play a part in your novel.” John said. “ So it is infinitely [Superior ] to

“ I mean there are certain researching

Microsoft word. That’s the software I use. It’s a

things that we will not be able to do without

program called Scrivener. It’s very easy.”

technology,” Senior Beyond student Jessica Grant said. “It would be hard to talk to the authors

As this question-answer video chat

without [Skype] because if we did not have it , we

goes on it starts to become a fluent conversation

would have to fly the authors out which would be

between students and their mentor. The students

really expensive.”

s on staff, and all the way to fourth nine weeks. Newspaper was difficult for me because I had eal. I chose the ones above because those were my stories that I received compliments on. cher offering the class used it in her report for her National Board application.

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SIGN

Both at the top are for the same story and I did two spreads just in case the editor hated one. He liked both‚ but chose the top left one to publish. (Bottom left) The girl's basketball championship 2012 game‚ which I could not attend because I was at the SIPA convention. That was the hardest story to write. It was an easy yearbook­like layout. (Bottom Right) I like this whole article and page. It has a basic design.

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PHOTOGRAPHY/

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/VIDEOGRAPHY

School Spirit (Top Left)"Pep God" holds up the spirit stick for the crowd to roar their excitement the day before the 2013 State Championship game. Championship game pep rallies are outside. (Top Middle) Starting game at kickoff of the State Championship game‚ Tyler Bass gets a running start. (Top Right) The first pep rally of the school year and the whole gym was filled from wall to wall. (Bottom Left) After the we won the State Championship‚ the first time in the school's history‚ the boy's gather to have their pictures taken (Bottom Middle) The quarterback‚ Derek Olenchuch‚ heads to the cheerleaders to pick up our mini cheerleaders to hug her.

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MULTIM Jade Nikaylah is a friend of mine and a young entrepreneur that has her own photography and make足up artist business. She needed me to take some pictures of her doing what her business entails.

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MEDIA

My friend and I decided to do a documentary on local Civil Rights Activist for a competition. I interviewed and filmed it. My friend edited it‚ minimally. It was extremely fun. The stories were unforgettable. The documentaryi is called "Homegrown By:Dalya Beckett and Joy Price" on youtube. It is about three minutes. Due to the deadline and time restraints we could not include the woman in the picture above. We split the interviews: Dalya interviewed Cecil Williams while I photographed and taped it. Cecil Williams (the top picture taken by myself) is one of my role models. Cecil documented the Civil Rights movement in Columbia and Orangeburg through photography. His work is beautiful. V. Riley is the woman pictured below Cecil's in the right corner‚ which Dalya Beckett took while I interviewed her. She is a teacher and a storyteller. She has an amazing life story. She has marched and displayed her kind spirit all across this nation.

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design/application

I created a newsletter for my church. I felt like a failure. The software I used was very difficult to use‚ and the submissions that were supposedly coming to me only went to the adult. I was e­mail ambushed the Friday night before it would be published on Saturday. I finished it by the Grace of God. It is a three page document with various articles‚ organized by family.

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This is my photo I took at one of the football games‚ and the newspaper needed a photo for the cover of our newsmagazine. I gave them mine because 70 percent of the photos I ever take would never be used in the yearbook.

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