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november 6, 2008 campus carrier page 12
Next i s s ue of The Car r i er
The Future of
Financial Aid
Sports Fans
14 people ,14 beers , News
City of blues, city of news
•Students from the Campus Carrier, Viking Fusion and Cabin Log all piled on a plane towards Kan-
sas City, Mo. on Oct. 29 for the 87
annual National College Media Convention. A few of our editors
bring you their trip headlights.
A long weekend in Kansas City proved fruitful for
me, with many highlights, including a daylong semi-
nar on print design. The seminar lasted 11 hours, tir-
ing at times to be sure, but extremely eye-opening to the
wonders of white space, typography and picture crops,
just to name a few. The variety and sheer multitude of
designs we were shown made me anxious to get back
to the Carrier and try some things out. By the time we
left, James had designed a new front page, and Ashton
and I had the solution to those horribly awkward spaces
in some of our sentences. Not to mention the countless
school papers we brought back with us for future ideas.
There is nothing wrong with healthy competition.
Another plus was the interview I picked up with the
Associated Press. Everyone attending the convention
had the opportunity to drop their resume in four boxes
representing different papers or news companies, and
I met with the AP to talk about applying for a couple
internships during the summer. The woman asking the
questions decided I was better ftted for a video produc-
tion internship and has since sent me information about
the application process.
My trip went so well I wish I had an extra week in
KC; unfortunately, my luck ran out and classes called,
along with the Carrier.
This was my frst time at convention although I have
been with the Carrier since my freshman year. It was
exciting to be with my colleagues and a bunch of other
nerds that spoke our media lingo. The convention focused
on the convergence of media and what is expected of re-
porters in today’s integrated technology. We were taught,
by experts from around the country, information about
how to tell stories with more of a visual emphasis as well
as how to appeal to our readers in a constantly changing
In my view, two of the best things that week were a
class called “Chicken Salad” and the tour of the Kansas
City Star newspaper. “Chicken Salad” was a class on turn-
ing out award-winning pages on a tight deadline. It was
encouraging yet helpful to hear from someone with so
much experience.
The tour of the city’s newspaper was quite informa-
tive on the process of printing a paper and the amount of
work that goes into it. The Star has recently updated their
headquarters to have four, 60-foot presses at a cost of $199
million for the total renovations.
I look forward applying what we learned at conven-
tion to our Carrier, striving to bring our student body the
best paper in the state.
After a long day, learning the trade secrets of news-
paper writing and design, they allowed us newspaper
people to kick back and enjoy the sites.
With bus passes in hand, the student media staff and
I began to explore Kansas City and were pleasantly sur-
prised with what we found.
It seemed that every place we went to was based on
three simple principles: friendly faces, great food and a
stellar band. Every night was something new that had
all of us on sensory overload.
By Friday night we had made some friends from our
time spent in session and decided to talk business over
Luckily, we ended up in Kansas City’s newest hot
spot, “Kansas City Live.”
We were just time to catch a Halloween bash —com-
plete with hundreds in costume and topped off with a
live 3-set concert. The best part of all these sights and
sounds was the wallet-friendly price of free.
All-in-all, the National Media Conference was a
blast. I was able to talk to the professionals in the in-
dustry, see what other colleges are doing around the
nation and learn how to bring a quality product to you
our readers.
Sarah Kohut
News Editor
ChriStina Saul
Managing Editor
aShton StaniSzewSKi
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“I think students should learn to build their own sites,
possibly with IT’s help,” he said. “On other campuses,
where students know how to use the server, they’re actu-
ally used a lot.”
Frank also said the current faculty/student server is
far too complicated and does not perform a lot of the ba-
sic tasks the faculty originally thought it would.
In April, Farnham said student mailboxes would be
expanded to 100 MB by this fall. Currently, student mail-
box size remains the same as it was in the spring.
But Farnham said that will change in January. IT will
implement a Microsoft-based e-mail service called Ex-
Farnham said the new service should integrate well
with the current active directory and increase student
mailbox size to ten GB. Faculty and staff mailboxes will
also be increased, maxing out at 1 GB.
computer Labs
In April, Farnham said his intent was to institute
a new “information commons” in Memorial Library.
Though the library is not funded by IT, Farnham said he
is willing to work with them to start work on this proj-
ect, which would be similar to Emory University’s Cox
With regard to work stations and network printers in
the lobbies of residence halls, Farnham said he is not a
proponent of such additions.
“I know the people at Residence Life have asked
about that possibility,” he said. “But I’m not so sure stu-
dents actually want that.”
Are you a
Write for
the Carrier,
a team of
Meetings are at 5:15 p.m. on Mondays in Richard’s
Gym. Do the right thing.

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