Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Half naked men, Jello shooters, and cupcakes, and FREE (root) BEER

Tomorrow is the culmination of months of work by the first-year Creative Communications students. They all are launching their self-made magazines tomorrow at Red River College in the Exchange District campus from 12-4 p.m.

Don't forget to check out P.S. Magazine-Winnipeg's funniest new magazine for college and university students featuring a very brave half-naked man on the cover.

We will have free pizza and FREE root BEER! (until it runs out)

We will also have a prize wheel with the chance to win:

-Prizes to prep you for any job interview
-Free Dinner
-Free passes for a fun date
-Bags to carry all your books and other items related to school slavery
-Post exam relaxation items
-Study motivators
-Prizes to treat yourself or a special someone

Don't forget to stop by, pick up a free cupcake or Jello shooter and check out our magazine. Can't wait to see you all there!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Do not click here if you are easily offended

To warn again, do not read on if you are easily offended:

Okay, thanks for staying with me. I found out something yesterday that is shocking that I don't know what to do about, but I feel that I need to get it off my chest, so I thought I might express my feelings through writing. First, I need to give some background.

So during high school my parents split up and my mom and I moved out into a house with my aunt and cousin. My aunt isn't the most pleasant of people, but I never thought she would do what I found out yesterday.

When my mom and I were living in the same house as my aunt, we adopted two adorable kittens because my previous cat that we had when we moved in mysteriously disappeared. I have never lived without a cat before, so adopting again was an easy decision.

One day, one of the new kittens was missing. A couple days later the Humane Society called us and told us they had found her. I was so happy, and thankful for the tag in her ear which identified her.

My mom brought her home, and I could see the shocked look on my aunt's face. Later, I found out that my aunt had taken the kitten with her to work one morning on the other side of the city and had let her out on the highway. This was confirmed as she was found near my aunt's work. But the story got much more gruesome. A few days later, the cat was missing again.

Recently, my mom travelled to Trinidad and visited a whole bunch of our family. There she learned what had been the fate of the kitten. Apparently, my aunt had bragged to our family that she had done. Now waring this is graphic, stop reading if you can't handle violence, guts, and gore. Still there? Okay, my aunt bragged that after the kitten had returned home she put the poor little thing in a bag and ran it over with her car and then threw it in the garbage. Apparently she told this story as a joke to our family as well.

I was shocked and horrified when I heard what happened. Now, I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me. I have dealt with more death in my life since then, and understand that everything runs its cycle. My mind however is still spinning with that kind of premeditated planning or murder and living with this person for years.

Friday, March 11, 2011

College and university students....

Would you come to the launch of P.S. Magazine after seeing this poster? I designed this as part of my assignment to make a poster or promotional material to advertise our magazine trade fair booths we will be creating March 31, 2011 at Red River College's Roblin Centre in the Exchange District.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Can I have your opinion?

As mentioned in my last post, I went to Birds Hill Provincial Park last Friday to do research for a journalism story and a travel ad. I'm just wondering if anyone of your out there have an opinion on this ad? Does the copy work for you? Is it too cheesy? Does the layout make you squint or is it not a problem to read. Also, a warning, this is NOT an official ad for Birds Hill Provincial Park or approved by the government. As I've mentioned before I'm totally loving working and playing around InDesign. Also, thank you so much to Alex R. for being my gorgeous model and letting me user her fancy camera to take the shot :) The font looks a little scratchy because I'm not sure what kind of files can uploaded to this kind of blog, while keeping the image crisp. Click on the picture to make it bigger for better visibility :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Today I explored Manitoba

Today some of my classmates and I went to Birds Hill Park for our Manitoba Travel Assignment, an assignment to go past the City of Winnipeg perimeter and write a travel story. Now, I'm going to be honest, I wouldn't consider myself the outdoorsy type. But being out in nature was really quite relaxing. It was nice to be out in the vastness of the park, away for the city and the hustle and bustle of a regular school or work day.

We also met a family that frequents the park at least once a week. It was nice to see people taking pleasure in the simplicity of nature and the park. They even had their small children and a stroller out on the trails.

The trip was a realization that removing all the distractions of everyday life can be very relaxing...even if I had a few bootfulls of snow.