Interviews? Check. Drafts? Check.
Designs? Check. All ready for print… if only it was that easy. It is only the
second issue of the newspaper this semester and the challenges are already
slamming me in my face.
Besides writing, I found a new hobby
that I will incorporate into my studies here at Seminole State. It is designing
spreads in Adobe InDesign. I first learned how to use this software in last
semester’s newspaper class but this semester, I feel unstoppable. I decided to
step out of the editing chair and be the designer for the student magazine,
The magazine class is practically my
favorite class this semester. It allows me to break out of the strict AP style
used in newspaper and incorporate editorializing into my articles. The best
part is that each of us holds different titles in what needs to be done. Not
being an expert in design, I choose to sign up for this position because I love
a new challenge.
Last Saturday, three other classmates
and I went thrift store hunting in downtown Orlando to do a spread for the
magazine. Finding tons of designer items like Michael Kors, Jessica Simpson and
Elle, the excitement of planning the article and visualizing the design in my
head made me all hyped up.
The next thing to do on my list is to
purchase a DSLR camera, preferably Nikon. After hours of research, reading blog
posts from professional photographers to photography professors, I gave up my
Sunday of sleeping in and went hunting all the way on Colonial Drive in Orlando
with my sister and ended up falling in love with the Nikon D5100 or N3200. These cameras seem the perfect fit for all the necessities a journalist needs in order to be
successful: audio input, compatible lenses, video and special effects all in
This semester so far has been the most
enjoyable one here at Seminole State. Please email me @ Sabira.Mawji13@gmail.com to have your letter to the editor submitted in the next
page. Tell me what you thought about the articles in this issue and if you have
any suggestions or extra comments. If there are any errors or comments you
thought were not objective, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will
have it discussed with the staff.