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What do want to be?

What to do with your life? The eternal question at least for high schoolers as the end of year comes closer. What’s it like for college students? Sam Bear shows us what it’s like for him at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco California. He is up by nine o’clock each day and lives in a former hotel turned dormitory owned by the university. Then he’s off to class where he studies in the School of Motion Pictures and Television. His student ID allows him access to the school shuttle service which takes him to one of his two classes. The first class of the day is Production Design which gives him background in behind the scenes action of film work. Then it’s Directing Actors Class where he gets to work with other students. After school activities for Sam Bear include time at one of the Campus Cafes where he can connect with friends, classmates or eat.

The Academy of Art University has been providing aspiring students with varying degrees of opportunity since 1929 when Richard S. Stephens founded the school which is still run by the same family with his granddaughter Dr. Elisa Stephens serving as current president. The school grants associate, bachelors and master’s degrees as well as teaching credential, certificate programs and continuing art education on campus or on line. The university keeps itself current by engaging staff who work in their field of teaching which gives students like Sam Bear real world experience.

With a student enrollment of some 14,000 the Academy of Art University is the largest of its kind in the country. The school practices an open enrollment policy and offers a variety of financing options. Students learn from established professionals in state-of-the-art facilities spread across the city.

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The Chainsmokers On Female Expression and Empowerment

The Chainsmokers are known for collaborating with some of the most prolific female singers in the industry. They’ve also been known for making countless top ranking songs on the Billboard charts, reaching number 1 numerous times. They’ve even been listed on The Forbes 100 Top Paid DJ’s List of 2018, and it seems there is not end in sight for the duo. So what motivates them to include so many female vocalists when Drew Taggart isn’t singing on them himself? For The Chainsmokers, it is all about the quality of the end result and fulfilling their creative motivations throughout the process.

Tracks like “Roses” feature catchy synth leads, even though they are not overly complex. The idea is to complement this sound by adding the most harmonious sound they can, which for them is usually the female voice. The one great thing about this EDM team is that they are not about the gimmicks. What you hear is what they truly feel when they are in the studio. If you’ve seen any of their studio videos, you can attest to their dedication and determination to keep things in check.

Unfortunately, many remix artists in the EDM industry tend to utilize female vocalists in hopes that it will catch the ears of the female listeners and grow their following. For The Chainsmokers, it is much more about giving more opportunity for the female voice to be heard and appreciated while upholding their own creative integrity at the same time. By collaborating with various female vocalists in the manner in which they do, a system of allowing both themselves and the singers to have ultimate expression has been formed.

Pall and Taggart even lovingly speak of their long time girlfriends, which they have upheld relationships with since before reaching a state of fame and fortune. They state that finding compatible relationship partners today can be hard enough without the endless touring and pitfalls of being in the spotlight. It is refreshing to see and hear them spoken about in numerous interviews, each time given credit for their support in which they provide to this musical powerhouse.

NGP VAN Tips For Organizing a Rally

Stadium style campaign rallies are the way politicians hold rallies these days. You do not have to run for president to have a rally. Rallies are part of any campaign plan because they help present your campaign to the public as well as convert undecided voters to your way of thinking. Supporters can be changed into campaign volunteers while at rallies, in particular, if they are undecided. Press coverage boosts the ability others have to recognize your name. Timing is another important factor in how to hold a good rally. Rallies are often saved for the final two weeks of the campaign.

Planning the details of a rally becomes more important with the factor of pulling off a successful event. Location is what helps gather attendance at the rally. Researching the permit scenario is necessary to do before all rallies. How many people do you expect will attend? Is there good parking or public transit access at the location of the rally? What is the sound system like? How well do you expect to hear the speaker at the location? Visual photographs make or break a campaign along with campaign signs. Field organization of a campaign is extremely important.

The new gold standard of campaign management is fundraising and compliance.
NGP VAN specializes in helping progressive campaigns manage the system. NGP Van was created November 2010 by merging NGP Software, and Voter Activation Network. Other aspects of campaign management involve public speaking at rallies to convey the campaign message. Advertising a rally is part of the job. You have the option of creating a Facebook event in order to ask your contacts to RSVP. Letting the media know of your rally involves contacting television stations, and radio stations via press release. College newspapers are a smaller sort rather than local blogs. Supporters have the energy to engage in grassroots activism. You can sign up new volunteers at rallies where you can foster growing excitement about your campaign. NGP VAN has many software tools that help you manage your campaign and all aspects of holding a rally. Rallies help communicate with your constituents.

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The Cleanup Crew

A recent survey done on internet usage showed that people are now shelling out twice as much time online as compared to 10 years ago. The study also showed that an average adult user spends more than 20 hours online in a single week. Today the internet is everywhere thanks to smartphones and other portable devices. Information can be shared across multiple countries simultaneously and in different languages. “With such power comes great responsibility”, as they say. Today, celebrities and other influential entities have to work twice as much to keep their digital reputation intact.
If you’re looking to get your digital reputation sorted, Status Labs is the place to be. Status Labs is an online reputation management, public relations and digital marketing firm. It has its offices set up in Sao Paulo, Austin and NewYork. The goal of Status Labs is to help the client look good in online search results and to grow their sales using public relations strategies and digital marketing.
At the helm of Status Labs is Darius Fisher. Darius Fisher is a co-founder and the current president of Status Labs. The Vanderbilt University graduate has helped institute the company’s strategic vision, recruit its international and domestic team and also created openings to build trusted partnerships with other agencies. Status Labs attends more than 1500 clients globally in over 35 countries who include political figures, CEO’S, fortune 500 companies and other influential names.
Prior to Status Labs, Fisher was a copywriter and Political consultant before leaving for greener pastures. Fisher was named on the 2015 “Innovation 50” list that recognizes top digital communication and PR stars. Fisher was also featured in an article on PR week regarding him as the call to guy when things go digitally wrong. The article also accredits him as the second chance giver for politicians, public figures, executives and to over 1500 of his clients.
Fisher is quite accomplished in what he does and has been regarded as the Olivia Pope of the web. He has helped develop the staff and built a distinguished name for himself while doing what he loves best. His achievements have been celebrated across 35 countries by his diverse clients and admired by most. A reputation built for a thousand years may depend solely on the conduct of one single moment, and that single moment is all the time Fisher needs. He has made his reputation by helping others build theirs.