Emily Porter Photo Gallery

Students in the photojournalism specialization spent their time at SMI using professional cameras to practice new and interesting techniques. The students were asked to take photos practicing silhouettes, head shots, nature shots, action shots and more. SMI student Emily Porter submitted her best shots from her time at SMI, they …

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Eva Okunieff Photo Gallery

Students in the photojournalism specialization spent their time at SMI using professional cameras to practice new and interesting techniques. The students were asked to take photos practicing silhouettes, head shots, nature shots, action shots and more. SMI student Eva Okunieff submitted her best shots from her time at SMI, they …

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Jackie Kowaleski Photo Gallery

Students in the photojournalism specialization spent their time at SMI using professional cameras to practice new and interesting techniques. THhe students were asked to take photos practicing silhouettes, head shots, nature shots, action shots and more. SMI student Jackie Kowaleski submitted her best shots from her time at SMI, they …

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Marissa Briggs Photo Gallery

Students in the photojournalism specialization spent their time at SMI using professional cameras to practice new and interesting techniques. The students were asked to take photos practicing silhouettes, head shots, nature shots, action shots and more. SMI student Marissa Briggs submitted her best shots from her time at SMI, they …

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Naomi Bitton Photo Gallery

Students in the photojournalism specialization spent their time at SMI using professional cameras to practice new and interesting techniques. The students were asked to take photos practicing silhouettes, head shots, nature shots, action shots and more. SMI student Naomi Bitton submitted her best shots from her time at SMI, they …

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Free Falling by Ashly McNally

Making progress isn’t about not making mistakes. It’s about making a mistake, but learning to fall forward, not backward. This is the message The World Champion of Public Speaking, Darren LaCroix, has been spreading since he first performed his award-winning speech “Ouch!” in 2001. He uses physical humor, inspirational words …

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Darren LaCroix by Amanda Friedman

Darren LaCroix literally fell on his face twice. LaCroix told his award winning speech to 2,000 people at the O’Connell Center about how falling down is how to move forward in life. He demonstrated this by physically falling on his face in front of his audience. LaCroix said he realized …

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Bethany Marsh profile by Danielle Ivanov

Bethany Marsh sat slightly bowed in her chair, nervously fiddling with her pink bra strap. It was the same pink as the silver-studded purse she held on her lap and the same pink as the side frames of her glasses. She said that pink was her favorite color, and that …

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Esteemed Women by Arianna Carter

Five women sat on a stage in front of over 150 high school students talking about what it means to be a leader. Ashlee Rice began reading a speech telling how she graduated high school at 16 and would be attending UF in the fall the same place. The same …

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Face planting future by Victoria Marie Filippi

During his speech Thursday Darren LaCroix fell to the floor twice-on purpose-recounting his past failures and how he pushed through them to make his career. LaCroix gave award-winning speech called “Ouch” about failure and falling. He said he faced his own share of obstacles in his journey, even doubling his …

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