BEACH BUM IN THE BIG APPLE PART 7: When Life’s Lemons are Sweet

balloons yeah!

Dammnnnn. I haven’t posted anything in a year, exactly, one year and some days. Well, I’m back… literally and figuratively, where I left off. Sort of. Like in my last post, I’m fishing for a job again. But! this time it’s much better. So after I graduated from grad school (I can’t believe it’s been … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 6: Post-post grad

Here we go again. I’m sticking a fishing pole back into the workforce hoping to get a bite. And, I feel like a goddamn loser again. I feel like a bum, minus the beach, because it’s freezing in NYC right now. Waaah, I know. Who cares. I got my master’s in journalism like I wanted … Continue reading

Buried in Style

***This is a video I did while at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for a web video class.*** <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/54746304″>Buried in Style – Vanesa Vennard</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/vswfall2012″>VSW Fall 2012</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Produced and edited by Vanesa Vennard Shot by Terry Chao and Vanesa Vennard To say that Edwin “Ninjahood,” 29, likes shoes … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 5: One year later

memories!

My parents and I landed in New York City on August 1, 2011, checked in a hotel in Manhattan, then took a cab up to East Harlem to get my new apartment keys. We took a trip to Target to buy things that would make my bedroom look like home, but the starch walls and … Continue reading

Super Prime parties like it’s the 1990s

Photo from Super Prime Facebook page

Who would have thought a drum set, a bass, a guitar and two mics could serve as a time machine. There they were, Adam Newall (vocals, guitar), Austin Bond (vocals, bass) and Marcus James (drums), rocking out reminiscent of 1990s pop-punk-rock. They go by Super Prime, a name that encompasses their work ethic and their … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 4: Looks like we made it!

SALUD! CHEERS! 2012!

*** I just want to write that I am SO proud of all my fellow J-schoolers, we’re almost there! And I hope that 2012 will be a great year for everyone. :) ***   I’m so anxious right now. I just keep looking forward. I’m excited about school starting back up soon and I don’t … Continue reading

Jaylene and the Killer Whale

***This is an assignment I did for my interactive class*** Jaylene Clark was the mastermind behind the spoken word performance “Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale.” The play stemmed from a random Facebook status she wrote before she was on her way to a poetry reading, and wrote: “It’s time to stop dipping … Continue reading

Too many tents at Zuccotti Park?

OWS tents 11/6/11

***This is a piece I did for my interactive class at CUNY last week (11/10/11) using SoundSlides. Please click on link at the end of this text!***   Audio slideshow here: http://digitalstoragespace.com/12/LIN/Vennard_OWS_intents/soundslider.swf?size=1&format=xml   Tents are completely occupying Zuccotti Park, and one could think that is to the benefit of all the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. … Continue reading

OWS Medical Center Preps for Cold Weather

Protesters say dry socks are vital to prevent trench foot

***As published in City Limits on Oct. 17*** Financial District — A cardboard sign that reads “Red + Black Cross Street Medicine” identifies the medical center at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. Medical supplies, volunteers, including registered nurses, and protesters were sheltered there under black and blue tarps on a rainy and … Continue reading

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