Finally, I can officially say that I’ve made it to the end of my first year of journalism school.

I got my last two projects in, and now I can relax. Well, until May 7th when summer classes start up. I think I’m going to try to give myself assignments over the summer to practice my journalism skills, because those last two projects were major time drains and I want to get a lot more proficient at getting things done – especially layout. I’m worried by the number of mistakes I make on laying out pages, since in September that will be one of my main roles for the school newspaper.

Anywho…something that happened recently was my Mom won passes from The Peak to watch Gotye‘s soundcheck before his show at The Vogue Theatre last Sunday, where we got to meet him before the show.

The deal was supposed to be that we got to hear the soundcheck because the show was a sell-out and we wouldn’t be able to go, but Gotye was generous enough to give everyone who won passes (there were eight of us, plus the woman from the radio station gave three unclaimed passes to a group of friends who had been waiting outside the 8pm show since 2pm at the urging of the other winners) tickets to the show that night.

It was a great show, and I was really impressed with the fact that Gotye’s set was well synchronized with videos and animations on a large screen behind him, which isn’t something I’ve typically seen from an artist in such a small venue.

(*At her request, I’ve cropped my Mom out of the picture)

Face of the Festival

March 10, 2012

Hey! So last night I entered a video to win the Face of the Festival competition to report on all the happenings at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival for Dose.ca next month.

The festival runs from April 13-22 in Whistler, and includes some awesome (FREE!) outdoor concerts, including The Dudes, Michael Franti (who I saw at the festival a few years ago, also on April 20), The Cat Empire, The Sheepdogs, and more.

If I win the Face of the Festival, I’ll get hooked up with a hotel stay for the duration of the festival, full access to everything that’s happening, and $1000.

The girl who won in 2009 was offered a job with Dose.ca after her stint, so clearly this opportunity would help with my burgeoning journalism career.

Round one of the competition started at 12am today, and goes until 9am March 15, when the five videos with the most views will be posted on the TWSSF’s Facebook Page to be voted on.

So if you would be so kind, please watch the video below (and feel free to share it far and wide, or watch it multiple times) to help me win! Many thanks!