Jose Tapia, a sophomore at St.Mary’s University is majoring in communication and minoring in music. In his spare time he enjoys singing, playing instruments, like the piano, dancing, composing choreography, managing his Youtube Channel ‘JTV Productions’ and making covers of songs.
In the link below Jose is seen in “Scene on Campus: JTV Does it All.”
My communication skills have greatly improved because I had to actually talk to people and get the confidence to take pictures and videos of them. Technologically I learned a lot, at first it was frustrating because it was new to me but as soon as I got how to work on Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and on WordPress it was a breeze. I didn’t think that I would be able to work on something so smoothly and efficiently. Visually I learned what works best, I found my aesthetic. I was able to experiment in this class and I gained a great amount of insight from taking pictures and videos from different angles so that I could tell a story that is visually pleasing to others and myself. Interpersonally I found myself. I was able to learn what I like to do and what I don’t like. I love editing audio…video not so much. Most importantly I love talking to people and hearing their stories and getting to document what they say makes it very special because I get to share their story with others. I got to learn a lot about myself as well. I was able to develop amazing organization skills since I had specific deadlines that I had to meet. I couldn’t turn anything in late so I made sure to write everything down in my planner and on my to-do lists. This class helped me not procrastinate since I couldn’t leave everything for the last minute. Most importantly this class paved the way to many opportunities and opened a lot of doors for me. Thanks to everything that I learned throughout the semester I was able to talk to the main person from the Helotes Humane Society and I was given the opportunity to help them make their social media presence and photograph their pets at their adoption events. People will know who I am and I get to help out animals. It’s a win win situation and I am glad that I took this class and was able to gain knowledge.
Maximiliano Lerma, a sophomore at St.Mary’s University shares a part of his holiday tradition by showing us how to make almond bread. He demonstrates how to prepare the almond bread that he typically gives out between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the eggs and sugar for about 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and beat for 2 minutes Heavily grease 2 8×4.5 pans. Coat the greased pans with sugar. Evenly distribute the batter into the greased and sugared pans. If there is extra batter grease and sugar 1 8 mini loaf pan, then evenly pour the extra batter into 4 of the loafs. If you would like to add an extra crunch, take some fresh almonds, crush them, lightly dust with flour and then sprinkle the crushed almonds on top of the batter. Bake mini loafs for 20-23 minutes and the big loafs for 1 hour. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes then remove bread from pans.