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Diving into the world of photography

Image by Anthoy Nations
May 4, 2012 By MIRANDA JADE PARMAN | Public Relations Director KT THOMPSON, vice president of the Photography Club and a soon-to-be Amarillo College graduate, has some splashy plans for her post-cap-tossing adventures. “My ultimate goal is to be an underwater photographer and to live in Hawaii,” Thompson said. Thompson does not simply wish to move out to Hawaii but wants to gain experience through working for a larger entity and establishing her name. “There’s a Disney resort there, and that’s kind of what I’m looking for: to work for somebody, get a little more experience, become a better photographer,” she said. “She’s the first one I’ve met that wants to do something different than everybody else,” said Travis Lindow, a photography major. Thompson said underwater photography essentially is the same as normal photography, but she will need a scuba diving certificate before she can pursue that career. In her last year at AC, the Photo Club has been busier and more full than it had been in the past several years. “We’ve basically brought it back,” Thompson said. The Photo Club appears to be a tight group. Anthony Nations, Photo Club president, said he is Thompson’s partner in crime. “She’s considered my sidekick,” Nations said. “KT and I have been together for three years as students. Everything the Photo Club shoots, we’ve shot together. We’re photo buddies.” The club spent spring break together in Angel Fire, N.M., at a cabin owned by Rachelle Burg, a former AC student. “We just went up there and just took pictures,” Thompson said. “We walked around downtown and went over to Red River. You know, had fun.” The Photo Club has taken pictures of other AC club functions and helped professors and instructors with projects. The club hosted a pinhole photography workshop Sunday in honor of Worldwide Pinhole Day. The AC community was invited to work with photography students to learn about and create Read more [...]

Breaking News: Fire near Washington Street Campus

Photo Courtesy of Brandon Knowles
April 18, 2012 Breaking News By Miranda Parman   A structure caught fire this evening on the opposite side of the I-27 from Amarillo College's Washington Street Campus. According to two bystanders, the fire was near Anderson Merchandisers and had gotten large enough-- based on smoke and distance of the fire trucks -- the fire may have spread to Anderson Merchandisers, as well. "I heard the boom when I got here 30  minutes ago. I was told that it was a powder coat chemical plant. The man that told me that said it had overtaken houses," said Kirk Lewis, a Toot N Totum employee at 8:25p.m. At 8:34 there were popping sounds that were consistent for five minutes. Bystanders theorized that it could be the sound of water hitting the fire. "Whatever it is , it's right up against the tracks, they said about five minutes ago that BNSF needed to move some cars, but couldn't," said Brandon Knowles, a young man with a police scanner. "It's not as far back as Sam's, not even half way," said Pat Harring, a woman who had been driving on the access road and pulled over to investigate. Onlookers reported seeing two pole-looking objects  that  appeared to be red-hot as the smoke was clearing, and they believed that they may be structure beams. Students exiting the science building believe that if this were a chemical fire the flames would have been larger, hotter, and colored according to what chemical was burning, based off of a knowledge of chemicals. Read more [...]

Spring break do’s and don’ts

Graphic by Andrea Godoy | The Ranger
February 29, 2012 By Miranda Parman| Ranger Reporter   Most college students have heard stories of girls so drunk on spring break that the bell hop at their hotel has to wheel them up to their rooms on the luggage carrier. No one wants to be that person. Enjoying spring break doesn’t have to involve a trip to the hospital to get a stomach pump. Here’s how to have a spring break that’s awesome and not deadly. 1. Do: Have fun on the beach.  “Go out and do something active, and if you wear a bikini, don’t let your goods hang out,” said Stefanee Chevalier, a theater major. Running around in sand and surf is a common choice for college students who choose to go abroad for their spring break vacation. It can be done with class. “If you’re going to be at the beach, wear a cute swimsuit, modern, but not all your goods hanging out,” said Ashley Ingram, an elementary education major. Don’t: Go to South Padre Island. “Avoid Padre Island. Everyone I know who has gone down there has come back with alcohol poisoning or a tattoo,” said Aaron Reyes, a history major. South Padre Island is notorious for tequila binges and girls popping out of their bikinis. 2. Do: Make the week count. “It’s about enjoying yourself and the people you’re with; that’s what matters,” said Rachael Evans, a nursing major. After spring break, college students often feel like the rest of the year needs to fly by. Spring break is a time to kick back before the end-of-the-year rush gets started. “I think you don’t have to go crazy on spring break, but you don’t have to spend it shut up,” Chevalier said. That applies wherever spring break vacation may be going on. “Do have fun, that’s the biggest part,” Ingram said. Don’t: create problems: Alejandro Fernandez, a mechanical engineering major, said while somewhere with strangers, freedom can create feelings of no consequences. However, herpes comes home. Drunkenness Read more [...]

Ladies: college fashion should be more than pajamas, hoodies

Miranda Parman 2-10-12
February 21, 2012 By Miranda Parman| Ranger reporter   “I loved your pajamas this morning in class,” said no one. Ever. As students in a fast-paced world where the job market is rocky, life is tumultuous. The wardrobes of college students should not be affected negatively by it. Demands on the average Amarillo College student’s time are high. Most work, go to school, attempt to study and attempt to maintain social lives. Many also have children and significant others to take care of. Sometimes all these demands reach up and tear sensible clothing from our backs and send someone wrapped up in pajamas and a hoodie out the door, instead. Students of AC, it is time to put the Winnie the Pooh pajamas away and put back on real clothes. Now, throw those offensive slippers to the wayside and slip into a decent pair of shoes. College kid doesn’t have to equal slob. How does one do this? Does “classy” or “appropriate” sound foreign? Let’s walk through this. 1. Ideas - Where would the world be without some inspiration? If Monet hadn’t lived by a pond he never would have painted beautiful lily pads. Some of the best places to pull outfit ideas from are other people. Thankfully, with the internet people now have the ability to post what they were on web sites.  Because of this there are quality sites filled with good ideas. The following are the best. http://www.sincerelyjules.com/ -- Julie Sarinana is a model who has rather simple, but colorful taste. She often wears pieces of clothing that are interesting shapes. http://www.thedaybookblog.com/ -- Sydney is a new mom who lives in Washington, D.C., where her husband works. She recently graduated from college, as well. She is fun, yet pulled-together in the way she dresses. Every Thursday, she has an Awesome/Awkward post about things that have been happening that week in her life, it’s entertaining. Humor and style? Let her show you the way. www.thesartorialist.com Read more [...]