Internship state of mind

New York City Times Square

New York City

The humidity hit me like one of those speeding taxis. With a crumpled map my mother had given me and an important-looking manila envelope, I stumbled out of the subway station and found myself directly in Times Square, New York City. Completely alone and slightly directionally challenged, I began my first day.
Just how did I get here? It started with a feeling every college student knows. Winter break comes to an end, suitcases are packed for another semester, and the countdown begins. A countdown for the inevitable question that haunts every sophomore or junior enrolled in college.

“So where are you interning this summer?”

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Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera

Canon EOS 60D

In March of 2013, Canon replaced its EOS 60D model with the EOS 70D, establishing a new line of midlevel cameras between the Rebel series and the EOS 7D. The 70D and the 60D look almost identical at first glance.
They have the same weight, screen size and similar control configuration. Aesthetically, the cameras are almost identical. So why the big hype about the 70D? And why do some critics now regard the 60D as an outdated predecessor?

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Making a Murderer's Steven Avery

Steven Avery

Over the last year, true crime has made a thundering return to the proverbial water cooler. A genre previously dominated by sensationalized TV news programs like NBC’s Dateline has found new life in streaming form–and as documentaries. Instead of taking on a new murder every week, this new family of programs focuses on one case over several episodes. Serial, a WBEZ podcast, wildly popularized the approach in 2014, leaving millions of listeners waiting for the next download to drop, all to find out if a Maryland teenager could have killed his ex-girlfriend in 1999. HBO quickly followed with success if it’s own in serial form, airing and streaming  the episodic documentary The Jinx. Now Netflix’s Making a Murderer takes up the baton for these documentaries told piece by piece. But, as the public binges on this content, the themes or arguments of their creators risk being lost in the clamor. The blunt approach of major news outlets can obliterate the nuance filmmakers craft into their work, reducing the work to the simple question of guilty or not guilty.

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