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Scene on Campus: Bringing Character to the Pub at St. Mary’s

Jennifer Kraft-Batchelder, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Transition Programs at St. Mary’s University talks about her excitement for organizing events for the St. Mary’s Pub and creating a vibrant campus setting!

Trying Something New: Sun City News Brief


This media project took me out of my element as I created my very own Podcast. This project included the special challenge of  Using GarageBand for the first time with little instruction and background information. Although navigating through a new program was confusing, I was able to learn new tips and tricks that helped me gain confidence in using GarageBand for future projects.

This Podcast is centered around my hometown of El Paso, Texas. I hope you enjoy!

Pico De Gallo

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Pico De Gallo by Joseph Hernandez
Videography and Production By Sammantha Rodriguez

 Joseph Hernandez, senior biology major, cures homesickness by making a simple Mexican Salsa at the beginning of every week. Eight hours away from home, Hernandez creates a connection with his hometown, El Paso, Texas, by making the snack his family frequently enjoys.


  • 2 tomatoes, Diced
  • ½ Onion, Diced
  • 2 Jalapenos, Diced (with seeds for extra spice)
  • ½ bunch Cilantro
  • 2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 limes (or as many as desired for flavor)


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After all ingredients have been washed, begin by dicing tomatoes, onion, jalapenos and cilantro separately. Please be sure to remember that Jalapenos will add an extra spice to the dish if seeds are not removed before dicing. (If you desire less of a ‘spicy kick’ be sure to cut the jalapeno in half and remove its core by scraping the knife through its inside and then removing the remainder of seeds by hand.)

After, place all ingredients into a serving bowl and mix until all ingredients are spread out evenly. Once all of the ingredients are mixed, add salt, pepper, and lemon for taste.

Capturing Confidence

Words can not express how excited I am to complete my final semester at St. Mary’s University. My college experience has been filled with plenty of trials and victories. This semester, I have a multitude of thoughts filling my head, especially after the first day of classes.

After my first day attending my Media Production course, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with excitement and nervousness. All of the assignments seem challenging, but I’ve learned that confidence is formed from experience, and this class will give me the experience that I need to achieve confidence in my work. Working as an Event Planning Intern for The San Antonio Parks Foundation, I have learned the true importance of experience in web design, graphic design, photo editing and other technological talents. I am excited to learn what it takes to capture an exceptional photo and create it into an eye-capturing advertisement that I could use for future campaigns and event marketing. I am also excited to gain experience in interviewing other individuals and learning how to make that interview stand out professionally and creatively. The challenge of balancing classwork and outside commitments is always challenging during the semester, but I believe that this course will make me passionate about my work and this will motivate me to dedicate time whenever I can to learn and perfect my work.

Every class that I have attended at St. Mary’s has been a beneficial academic experience, but most importantly, these courses have been a beneficial personal experience. Knowing what I know about the course and its talented instructor, Brother Dennis, I am very excited and confident.