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“React like what, clean cut. Act up, royal as King Tut”
I am in LOVE with my new leggings. With King Tut’s meticulously-decorated sarcophagus gracing the side of my legs, I managed to turn a few heads while I walked to streets of Oakland during the city’s monthly art walk event, First Friday/Art Murmur.
I wore the leggings with brown Doc Martins, thifted denim DIY vest, thrifted black knitted tank, and H&M beaded turquoise and gold necklace.
That time of the year! A little taste of football during the off-season. The event marketing department of the 49ers organization has been hosting draft parties for the last five years for the Faithful to unite and cheer on our drafted picks for the upcoming season.
In a new location from previous years, the Draft Party was hosted in the newly-built San Pedro Square Market located in downtown San Jose. In block-party style, there were vendors and food trucks set up on the closed down streets surrounding the market, stages and big screens set up on the street intersection and within the market, and a flood of red and gold to top it off. The outcome of the event was a huge success and I was really digging the new setup.
As for the draft…
For being in the recent Super Bowl, the Niners had a ridiculous amount of picks throughout the seven rounds thanks the trades we made during the previous months.
1. First round (No. 18 overall, from Dallas): Safety Eric Reid, LSU
2. Second round (No. 40 overall, from Tennessee): Defensive end Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, Florida State
3. Second round (No. 55 overall, from Green Bay): Tight end Vance McDonald, Rice
4. Third round (No. 88 overall, from Green Bay): Outside linebacker Corey Lemonier, Auburn
5. Fourth round (No. 128 overall): Wide receiver Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech
6. Fourth round (No. 131 overall, compensatory): Running back Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
7. Fifth round (No. 157 overall, from Indianapolis): Defensive tackle Quinton Dial, Alabama
8. Sixth round (No. 180 overall, from Miami): Linebacker Nick Moody, Florida State
9. Seventh round (No. 237 overall): Quarterback B.J. Daniels, South Florida
10. Seventh round (No. 246 overall, compensatory): Tackle Carter Bykowski, Iowa State
11. Seventh round (No. 252 overall, compensatory): Cornerback Marcus Cooper, Rutgers
Management made some really great picks and I’m happy we filled our Goldson void, acquired new additions to our D-Line and gained some depth within our roster.
Is it September yet?
A little over three months ago, a fun, new app was introduced to iPhone users. The Vine app allows you to be your own producer and record a six-second video to share with your followers. Similar to Instagram, but with videos, users can scroll through their feed to watch looping square-framed videos and “like” or comment their favorites ones.
I created my account when it was first released and knew it was going to be a hit. Businesses such as Gap and UrbanOutfitters or sports teams like the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants use Vine to give their consumers/fans a chance to see behind-the-scenes and a six-second feeling of being VIP.
My favorite part of Vine is watching videos of my niece and nephews since I don’t see them very often.
You can really show your creativity through Vine videos while sharing a short glimpse of your life through your eyes.
Follow me @Jasmine Z!
Last week was Grad Week at the Spartan Bookstore where spring semester graduates had the opportunity to take graduation pictures, pick-up cap/gowns/tassels, and order graduation announcements and rings.
At this point, reality set in. It got real. Less than two months left until I walk the stage and I couldn’t be anymore excited!
San Jose State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Dwight Bentel Hall Agency hosted the 5th Annual Spuler Ethics Symposium on Tuesday, with this year’s focus on Advertising ethics. The symposium was moderated by public relations professor, Matt Cabot, and the advertising panel included experts John de la Cruz, Michael Llewellyn-Williams, Ivonne Montes de Oca, and Tim Hendrick.
Cabot introduced the panel speakers to the audience as each one delivered their personal views on advertisement ethics. John De La Cruz, SJSU advertising professor, emphasized how much advertising has spread globally courtesy of the Internet. With advertisements being ubiquitous in this generation, advertisers must have the responsibility to behave ethically. Michael Llewellyn-Williams, a specialist of brand strategy and planning for his company BrandMechanics Inc., quotes Karl Marx by saying “Advertising is like maggots feeding on the rotting corpse of the capitalism.” I thought it was a great quote and believe it to be true.
Ivonne Montes de Oca, President and Founder of the Pinnacle Company, stressed that advertisements can be manipulative, can affect our self-image and promote stereotypes. She made a great point when she said that the first ethic responsibility belongs with the seller and that ethics gives us solidarity with humanity. Last but not least, Tim Hendrick, SJSU advertising professor, was short and sweet with his introduction stressing that communication is changing tremendously and we must be able to keep up.
After the panel speakers’ introductions, Cabot played several examples of advertisements where their ethics came into question. The advertisements included: Jack in the Box’s stoner commercial, Zoloft’s commercial and its forcing persuasion, Mercedes-Benz’s racy Super Bowl ad and Groupon’s mockery of Tibet’s poverty. De La Cruz’s take Jack in the Box’s commercial is that he didn’t feel like it was unethical and it’s an ad that you can poke fun at. He compared it to his generation and mentioned popularity famous pothead duo, Cheech and Chong. Llewellyn-Williams said that nowadays you can’t have bland advertising. Montes de Oca said whether or not the commercial is unethical is dependent on who you ask while Hendricks believes that the company is correctly targeting the audience in its vernacular.
For the Zoloft ad, De La Cruz felt that the persuasion is normal and compared it to Best Buy employees pushing their favorite brands on customers. Llewellyn-Williams compared the United States health care to that of the United Kingdom’s and how business always comes first in the U.S. The Mercedes-Benz commercial, where the focus is on a sexy model rather than the actual car, brings up the question: Does sex really sell anymore? Montes de Oca strongly believed that the car commercial had no creativity or value and was damaging to the self-image. Groupon’s promotion of Tibetan food while mocking their country’s poverty was a jaw-dropping commercial that I hadn’t seen before. Llewellyn-Williams pointed out how it caused reaction among the entire audience in the room and that was Groupon’s goal.
Overall, the symposium had a great turnout with a packed auditorium. As an attendee, I was very intrigued by the topic and discussions. The advertisements that were brought to attention opened my eyes even wider and introduced a whole different perspective on how to look at them: through an ethical lens. The speakers had great takes on the advertisements, having insightful yet realist opinions on each. Aside from the microphone mishaps through the beginning of the seminar, I thoroughly enjoyed the Spuler Ethics Symposium. Hats off to the panel speakers as well the Dwight Bentel Hall Agency for their planning.
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SUSHI DIAPER PLATTER.
My cousin’s baby shower was this past Saturday and I had to go all out for them. I wanted to create something that was different from a typical diaper cake and that suited the couple perfectly. I was searching the internet for inspiration and, of course, had to stop by Pinterest for some ideas. Among the plethora of diaper cake/motorbike/flowers photos that came up under my “diaper cake” search, there was one hidden photo of a sushi diaper platter that I just HAD to make for them. The mommy-to-be is a sushi lover so it was PERFECT. It wasn’t at all hard to make. In fact, shopping for all the baby goodies was the most difficult and overwhelming for me.
After putting everything together, it turned out so good! My cousin and his wife absolutely loved it!
You will need:
How to make:
Had a living room picnic and made Cajun Shrimp and sweet potato fries, Boiling Crab style—my usual order at the famous “messy” restaurant.
It’s so easy to duplicate Boiling Crab’s “Whole Shebang” broth. You can save the trip and the money!
Here’s the recipe I followed:
Alter the amount of seasonings to your liking!
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The bravest woman on Earth.
Today is Women’s Day- a good day to celebrate this incredible young woman.
I love her!
Brave. Very brave. I love this.
Not the most flattering picture but…
If you can’t beat them, take from them!
Welcome to the Niners, Anquan Boldin!
49ers fork over $6 million and their 6th-round draft pick to the Ravens for this monstrous wide receiver who took part in beating us in the Super Bowl last month. That is one heck of a trade! Niner fans are ecstatic. He’ll fit in quite well here.
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