Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Here is a link to the photo gallery with my protest photography in it: Here

I'm sure I'll have something else by tonight to update with.

Monday, October 29, 2007

I finally understand.

I finally understand what it is I do. I have a final conclusion as to what my role in this world is going to be. And all it took was a well placed piece of graffiti to remind me.

There are many variations of this quote, but the idea is the same. "In a time of universal deciet, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." It's strange that I've read Orwell so often and haven't really taken this quote in. It puts to rest all of my problems with the conflicts between activism and journalism. I am a journalist, and this is my creed.

This week in photos. (Four)

Here we are again at the end of our week. It's been a hectic but otherwise rewarding week. I went on what I believe is my most fruitful event yet. Here are a few photos os the events throughout the week. I'll be posting a sort of prose description of my experiences later.

But first, here's a photo of Mr. Greg Green, and a couple of womens volleyball.

Greg Green



SF Protest

SF Protest

SF Protest

SF Protest

SF Protest

SF Protest

SF Protest

Saturday, October 27, 2007

You'll want to be on my blog at 1:00 am tomorrow night.

I'll be uploading one or two pictures from my excursion to San Fransisco to cover a large anti-war protest. I need to be up and awake in 5 hours. I'm simply waiting for my battery to charge so I can pack up my camera and stuff.

This should be interesting.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

New song obsession.

The video is just an image with the song so don't worry, it's small for a reason.

Anyhow, those of you who saw Children of Men will recognize this song. It's Ruby Tuesday, a cover of an old Rolling Stones song. I really like this version.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Project update part two. PLEASE HELP

I'm going to need some help, from the 4 or so people who look at this blog.

First, a description:

Before cars, trains, and planes, there was only a local environment. Nomadic tribes moved from place to place following their game. These tribes had intimate knowledge of their environment. Future established tribes knew their local environment even more deeply. As time progressed, civilisation sprang up and soon there was exploration on the seas. And then there was the New World. And that was settled, then explored. It then seemed there was nowhere to go, but man looked to the sky. But it seems that the more outward we expand, the more we forget our closest environments. As of today most of the population is only aware of a vague world geography and an even more incomplete understanding of local geography. Beneath the feet of city dwellers are vast unexplored regions of space. Passageways, tunnels, and hidden rooms in the walls. I aim to show people just how close they come to adventure every day of their lives.
There will be a short essay preceeding the work to flush out these ideas. And it will certainly be written better.


Name ideas are as follows
The First Frontier
The Primal Frontier
The Original Frontier
The Forgotten Frontier
White On The Map

or any other idea you come up with.


Should I pair the images with a sattelite image of the place, daytime photos of the place, mapquest directions, or just simple descriptions

These are works in progress I need to splash more light about the area to have it glow a little better.

This one needs light to come from within that tunnel in the background. I was just stupid and didn't go down in there. (Notice the fact that the bars are bent for people to get in, proving I'm not the first here.)

This one simply needs to explode with light from inside that grating. I have no idea how I'm going to do that. Woot for checking out equipment.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

This Week In Photos (Three)

Here we are again. Another week another set of pictures. None of these made it into the paper, but I think they're pretty enough. I've come to respect Sean McDonald through my expirence with him. I advise you meet him before you decide what kind of person he is.

The second set of photos are in a photo gallery on the Sagebrush website with a lot of other pretty fall photos by other people Here.

Stay tuned tomorrow for an update on the Urban Exploration Project. It's taking an interesting turn. I'll have some writing up with it is anyone still reads these days.

Sean McDonald

Sean McDonald

Sean McDonald

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Monday, October 22, 2007

My dream assignment (EDIT)

[EDIT] I am going to the Answer Coalition protest against the war on Saturday. It should prove interesting and rewarding. Links coming your way in a bit.[EDIT]

I get to cover an activist event. At least I'm reasonably sure I do. I'll be travelling with a club here on campus to an anti-war protest taking place in San Fransisco on Saturday. Needless to say, this will be amazing. It's the story I've always wanted to cover. Hell, it could have been a pro-war rally for all I care. (except those are relatively small.)

I'll obviously be remaining nonpartisan, what with the being a part of the press and all. If I were to show partiality here, my credibility as a journalist will be tainted for the rest of my career. (a bit dramatic but somewhat true)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It's begun.

I saw one walking around today inside the DC store. I ran to my room to get my camera and returned in time only to get these bad shots.

It has begun.


Coffin and Keys or CK or XK or CXK

"C" is the third letter
"X" can mean multiply
"K" can remain K

You could intrepret this as

CK or 3K

XK(plural k as in keys)

3XK or KKK

And it melts away.

Stress is no match for late night (early morning?) Enya.

Oh shut up. It makes me happy.

Monday, October 15, 2007

This Week in Photos (Two)

I only did two assignments this week and therefore will only have a few photos tonight. You can (whoever you may be) enjoy these every Monday/Tuesday from now on.

I actually want an opinion on the second two. They are of a memorial. Do you think that it is okay to post these pictures in my blog? Or is it disrespectful? A gallery of them is available here

Update on life.

So I'm up and sitting in bed. Tuesdays are always pretty slow. I have class at four, and a meeting at eight. But for now I have free time. That's not true. What I have is time that I should use to do homework, but I won't. Instead, I'll blog.

So I think I'll start off with last night. The Sagebrush is a madhouse as always, but I wouldn't have her any other way. Well, the Sagebrush is sending me to Vegoose down in Vegas from the 26th to the 29th. The hugetastic music festival. It's kind of intimidating, we need pictures all the time and updates and the like. But I'd be able to go home and have a fantastic experience. So that's cool. Nevermind.

Also, I'm starting my final photo project. I'm doing it on urban exploration, the thing I made a few blogs about before. But it's not going to be simply images of abandoned houses and the like. Instead it's going to be an examination of the nature of exploration. The steps we've taken as a society in exploring our world. That kind of thing.

That's an update for now. Hope you enjoy the week in pictures dealie.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Random pictures of Juliet.

So I had to use up some film a while ago, and here are a couple of the pictures I took to use it up.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My apologies.

This isn't because I was asked, or because I was told, but I am here to apologise for one of my recent posts. What I said was simply a rant. The things I said were true, but I said them in a way that was disrespectuful.

And I want to clear up that the Sagebrush isn't causing me to kind of go downhill. I'm in a bad state right now and I'm getting it taken care of.

Movie previews.

Have you ever noticed that movie previews are like miniature beautuful pieces of art? Is there a job out there that has you make movie previews all day. If so, I want that job. Example:

Monday, October 8, 2007

This Week in Photos (One)

As promised here are a few photos from some of the assignments I did this week. Some of them weren't really worth posting, so I didn't. Enjoy!

Juliet in the Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Game

Lt. Dangle at the Tailgate

Lt. Dangle at the Tailgate

Keyser Soze, a local band

Homecoming Bonfire

Homecoming Bonfire

Homecoming Bonfire

Saturday, October 6, 2007

This week...

This has been one of my most trying weeks of recent memory. I've been shooting nonstop for a couple of days now. I'll post a picture from every assignment I've done just to prove my point when I get to actually fucking editing them.

Friday, October 5, 2007

My newest obsession... is Hurt by Johnny Cash. And soon to be the man himself.

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything
[Chorus:]What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I can not repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here
[Chorus:]What have I become
My ssweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

I honestly think that one day Mr. Bush will fit into this song. I have an overwhelming sense of Bush's humanity, more so than I should. He will feel remorese some day. And on that day I will show him compassion.

And here they are.

My art assignments rom art 100! Wooo! Morsels of art. Be ready for a weather update tomorrow.

Apple, Crayon on newsprint

Crayon on sulfite (this is a narrative, guess what it's about.)

Rebellion, Oil Pastel on sulfite
Power, Oil Pastel on sulfite

Toy Soldier, Pencil on sulfite

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I bet you're very excited to hear this.

I'm going to be putting up my ART 100 artwork later tonight. (Oh what joy!) Mediocre guided learning assignments for all!

I lied, they will be here tomorrow.

Monday, October 1, 2007

This is so hard. (update again)

Apparently I wasn't clear. If the Nevada Sagebrush can take stances on political and civil rights issues, and they are in tune with my beliefs, why is it I can't further that in the real world? Why do I have to stand behind an editorial I didn't even write and have that be my only voice to the world?

Also, this post is not about wanting to be a part of the Young Democrats again. It's about being a strict Constitutionalist and finding this blatant disregard for rights appalling. It has nothing to do with politics or lofty ideals, and everything to do with laws and concrete facts.

I don't know how anyone does it. As a member of the press I must appear nonpartisan at all times. This is incredibly hard to do when all of my friends are actively trying to spread progressive ideas.

I don't understand how I am restricted from being a part of the Young Democrats or standing up for rights. But I'm also banned from reporting on it. Essentially my voice on the matter is being shut. I need someone to explain this to me.

I also don't understand how my newspaper can endorse politicians and legislation, but If I were to do so personally I would be reprimanded.

Anonymity is my savior. I am nonpartisan when I report. But on my own I feel I should be able to do what I feel is right.

Yes, I see the reason why I shouldn't. My actions reflect upon the institution. But can someone please tell me how to deal with the horrible sense of failure I get from not being able to participate or even report on political, or even civil rights cases?

What if I wanted to participate in the Day of Silence?
What if I wanted my name on a petition to free the Jena Six?
What if I wanted to save people from the horrors in Darfur?
What if I wanted Same sex marriage legalized?
What if I wanted to promote my candidate?
What if I wanted to help with the democratic process of the Caucus?
What if I wanted to march in an anti-war protest?
What if I wanted to create ART that expressed my opinions?
What if I was being discriminated against myself?
What if my first amendment rights were at stake?

WAIT A FUCKING SECOND! Annie Flanzraich (previous editor) pioneered the 'screw the res halls, lets put up signs supporting our political affiliations' movement of Canada hall.

And the Staff editorial put out in this weeks issue of the Sagebrush makes the fact that I can't support this issue myself all the more misguided.

I need opinions. Should I pursue my right to free speech, or should I accept the rules implemented?