Volume II, Number II (Spring 2015)
In this issue, first year college students share with the world what matters to them most. They allocate moments in their lives where they discover either something about themselves or their surroundings. With that said, we gave this issue of Digital Spectrum, the title Discovery, because these first year college students not only elaborate on social justice issues, lyrics, and family matters, but they also discover the importance of using digital media to get their message across. These digital media vary from the creation of websites, videos, voice-overs, and images.
|Our Spring 2015 Contents|
In The Tears Beind the Smile in "Tupac's Smile For Me", Joseph Thompson uses one of rapper Tupac Shakur's songs to elucidate the struggles of growing up in an urban area.
In For the Love You Gave: A Digital Story, Katie Mullen shares with us the significance behind her mother's lesson. Through the use of digital storytelling, viewers have the opportunity to hear the story told firsthand.
In Make the World Your Temple: A Digital Story, Arielle Morales uses visual representation to explain what it is like growing up in an urban location like New York City. Moreover, Arielle shares her experiences traveling around the world and how it has helped shape her into the person that she is today.
In Education for Girls: A Digital Archive, Rageene Berry explains the lack of education for girls around the world. Rageene also showcases how people are using digital means to express the importance of this matter.
In Justice for Women: A Digital Archive, Melanie Monroy shines a light on social equality for women through her weebly webpages.
In Art is a Movement, Not a Luxury: A Website, Brenda Almarez, Noely Gonzalez, and Tatyana Guerra, use a website as their platform to showcase how different individuals utilize art, music, and photos to discuss various social justice issues.
Also in this issue of Digital Spectrum, you can view Katressia Brathwaite's ePortfolio titled "Every Life Has a Story" and Magdalena Oropeza's ePortfolio, "Growing Up a Mexican New Yorker." Both women won the ePortfolio of the Year. We strongly encourage you to visit their ePortfolios and recognize them for their hard work in creating a digital platform that is both personal and meaningful!
Stephanie Velasquez, Chief Editor
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