Proposed – Approved


Hook #2:

Are you in the fall mood to start drinking hot chocolate but feel it still isn’t cold enough to have such a hot drink? Get a load of this Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe and video on how to make it!

  • I will list the recipe
  • I will even include how many calories will be in the drink, showing that although there’s sugar, the drink isn’t that fattening.

How to make a Frozen Hot Chocolate: Ingredients/Equipment/Recipe/Tutorial – Put one and a half cups of crushed ice in blender. Pour about a cup of milk (any kind) into blender. Put two spoons full of Cocoa in blender, then two spoons full of hot chocolate mix and (optional) two spoons full of sugar in blender. Put cover on blender. Blend at the highest level, wait until smooth. *You may have to mix with a spoon at times to make sure all the dry products get blended properly.* Pour generously into a TALL glass, maybe two 😉 ENJOY !!


Editorial about Margaret Wente’s Column

Group #2.

             Against Margaret Wente

 Yes, everyone knows plagiarism is sometimes difficult to avoid, but for a woman who has a dependable career in journalism for the past decade; how credible is she really?

Margaret Wente “wrote a column about the controversy surrounding the introduction of genetically modified foods into Africa.” (Wente, 2012) which she said focused around Paarlberg’s book Starved for Science. What she neglected to mention was the fact that her work didn’t surround anything that he wrote, rather was written word for word, appearing to be “in her own words.” She overlooked quoting him for what were actually his words.

She has the tendency to drop the quotation marks in her articles when they need to be included at all times. She assumes that since she states she is writing her article based off of someone else’s research that the reader will automatically know exactly which words are hers and which are the original author’s. Which is WRONG.

Furthermore, when she finally does attempt to quote Paarlberg, she quotes him at the wrong time and actually quotes him for Steve Clapp’s words instead, as seen in the Media Culpa blog. She does this often.

She says she simply has the same opinion as many of the other writers and that they all happen to come to the exact same conclusions. She is making excuses for something that, in her field, is unacceptable. She attempts to make people feel bad for her situation; she tries to make herself appear like every other person who accidentally plagiarizes. She’s not in high school and couldn’t put the work into her own words, she’s a well known journalist who, as demonstrated, isn’t as credible as we thought.

In Her Own Words:

Wente, Margaret. “Columnist Margaret Wente Defends Herself.” The Globe and Mail. N.p., 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <;.

Editorial Topic:

Wainio, Carol. “Media Culpa.” : Margaret Wente: ‘a Zero for Plagiarism’? N.p., 18 Sept. 2012. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <;.

The Verve Party

On September 12th, 2012 I went to a Verve Party at my friend Courtney Rodgers’ house. The point of her having this party was to get myself and a few of her friends interested in a company called Vemma. I am not at liberty to discuss everything about it unless it were with people who I would promote to. The reason I’m writing about it is because it had an important effect on me and I wanted to share my experience.
I wasn’t aware of what kind of get together I was walking into when I stepped into Courtney’s house; but knowing her, I knew it would be interesting. I honestly thought she needed help with perhaps a survey for a class or something and was asking us over to take surveys. That idea was shot down as soon as she mentioned that she wanted to talk to us about a business that her, her boyfriend, his mother and many others want to make known in Quebec.
She told us how how this company is very successful in the United States and in Toronto. Many people have jobs with the company and are making great money, weekly. The point of her telling us about all of this was to get us to join her team; I was so intrigued by the idea that a few days after the meeting, I joined and now I’m going to be doing the things Courtney did and is still doing.
Although my parents were skeptical about me doing this, I trust Courtney and the people I got to speak to about the product and job. We will work as a team and hopefully get Dawson students involved as well. I think that with a bit of my time and attention, I could start making good money and hopefully do something amazing with it; perhaps move out, or send my parents on a trip.
That’s thinking long-term but it’s also thinking positively. I believe I have the proper communication skills to get people to want to get involved, so hopefully they pay off.

Field Trip Assignment

1. Find the series on the child brides of Yemen. What do you think the photographer’s motivation is here? What is your reaction to this series?


In all honesty I think Stephanie Sinclair’s motivation would be the issue that Child Marriage is scary not only for the child but for those who will eventually be forced to go through it as well. As written in the first picture’s description, “the incidence of maternal or infant death is high for women who give birth under the age of 18”, therefore you can sort of say that Child Marriage is dangerous. Marrying an older man at such a young age is an issue; and you can see the fear and discomfort in the little girls’ eyes.
My reaction to this series was that I was grateful that I am not these little girls. I would absolutely hate it if I had to marry and have children at such a young age. Seeing the fear and discomfort in their eyes made it very uneasy for me to understand why people would want to do that to their children.

2. Find the special mention photo of Muammar Gaddafi. What does this example say about the future of photojournalism?


Personally I think that this example tells us that any picture can be prt of photojournalism. Everyone documents everything, there’s isn’t always going to be a professional photographer at an event where something important may occur. If someone is at the right place at the right time they can sell their picture to Newspapers and make a good amount of money. This photo is taken from a video, so it just goes to show that photos can be derived from just about anything and anywhere, taken by anyone.

3. Find the World Press winning photograph. What story is Aranda (the photographer) trying to tell with this image? Is there an emotional impact?

When I first looked at the image I simply thought it was a man being supported by a woman, who perhaps could’ve been a nurse based on the fact that she was wearing gloves. The man, Zayed, is crying due to the effects of tear gas after having been involved in protests. In this picture his mother is cradling him against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year-long regime. There is contrast in the photo, black clothing and white skin, and this could portray the two sides of the protest. The fact that she’s cradling him can be a sign of a mother’s reassurance that “everything will be okay” which actually becomes reality when President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement transferring power to his deputy who later was elected president, ending Saleh’s rule.

Other questions:

4. What was your favourite picture in the exhibit?

My favorite picture would have to be Adam Pretty’s photo of Vadim Kaptur and Timofei Hordeichik of Belarus who are competing in the Men’s 10-meter Synchro Platform preliminary round. The reason I adore this picture is because of the shapes in the picture, and the sense of entrapment and freedom in water.
On the left, the man looks as though he’s struggling underwater, drowning and suffocating perhaps. On the right, the man looks like he’s breaking free from a bubble of water and isn’t having any trouble at all. Things like this intrigue me; the untold stories of the images, fact or fiction.

5. What was your favourite series in the exhibit?


I would again refer to Adam Pretty, that series, on 2nd Prize Sports Stories was my favorite. The reason for this is that I am very into sports but I also am very intrigued by pictures with shapes and lines. This series showed all those things.

6. What makes an effective press photo in your opinion?

I think that an effective press photo is one that immediately intrigues a viewer. It has to be something they’ll want to read about; it doesn’t have to be incredibly well photographed, it needs to just make sense. It has to be eye catching, meaningful and perhaps shocking. It can be an act of violence, love, tragedy, anything; but it needs to be able to intrigue many people; not just the photographer.