The Four O’clock Rush Hour News Brief!

This project wasn’t as complicated as I originally anticipated. I suppose this is due to the fact that we have been working with editing audio and video so things seem to have come together quite nicely. I think the biggest hurdle for me was trying to make different impersonation voices so I could try and match the energy of the commercials and news segment jingles. Another issue I ran into was making sure the news segments weren’t too long to not risk going over the allotted time. I hope to make more projects in the near future.

Vimar’s Drunk Ceviche

Today we have the greatly revered chef by the name Vimar Miranda preparing a simple ceviche dish. This is a simple yet fresh tasting dish that can be eaten straight out of the bowl or on tostadas.

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh shrimp (or cooked)
1 fresh serrano or jalapeño pepper, very finely chopped
½ a red onion, very thin cubes
1–2 garlic cloves very finely minced
1 cup diced cucumber
¼–½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 semi-firm Avocado
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
3-4 fresh squeezed limes

Preparation:
Wash all the veggies before you begin! If using frozen shrimp make sure to de-thaw them out in a bowl with cool water before adding them to the mix. Begin by finely chopping most of your ingredients and slowly adding them into the main mixing bowl. Once all the veggies are in, begin to mix in the shrimp. Once that is complete finish off by adding the lime and salt to taste! Enjoy

Enduring Education

This will be my second semester attending St. Mary’s doing online classes. The first was halfway during the last spring semester and the covid pandemic ensued and all in-person classes switched to online. This change of pace has showed me that not only is human interaction important for better pursuing my communications degree but also me as a person. Having come from an organization that thrives on teamwork it hasn’t been the easiest in my situation as I’m still new to the school, so I haven’t met many people in hopes to extend my networking circle. Considering that I worked in multimedia production before I like the idea that the work might come naturally to me, so I won’t strain myself as hard allowing me to focus on my other courses. I also like that we’re doing some focus on interviewing which would allow me to sharpen my interpersonal skills. I anticipate encountering drawbacks when dealing with possible group projects. In the past getting people together or meet at certain times has been troublesome as people have different schedules but considering this class is online most communication can readily be done via email. My second possible gripe would be if anything involved meeting people face to face as the pandemic is still growing strong and possibility for infection is too great, the alternative is doing everything on zoom. This course is the basis for my career field as multimedia is the medium used to communicate to the masses. I am grateful for this course and hope I can be able to contribute as much as I am able to learn.