Posts Tagged ‘Jim Papageorge’

Lil’ Wayne appearance inspires GC student

By Vince Ruffino

CHULA VISA — Rap superstar Lil’ Wayne commanded the attention of all, at his ‘I’m Still Music’ tour held at Cricket Amphitheater Thursday, August 25. Among the fans in attendance was Media Communications (MCOM) student Andrew Jones from Mission Valley, who is currently enrolled in the Multi-Audio Production class (MCOM 216).

Like the thousands of other Lil’ Wayne fans, Jones was excited to see one of his idols. Jones is not only a fan of Lil’ Wayne, but is also “inspired by his work, talent, and motivation.” When asked what the best part of the concert was, Jones says, “towards the end, when Young Money came out, he re-introduced himself along with his team and re-emphasized the reasons why he was there; because he believed in God and he wouldn’t be anyone without his fans.”

Throughout the show, Lil’ Wayne made a conscious effort to constantly remind his fans that he would not be where he is today, if it were not for the support of his fans.
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Grossmont professor turns his home into a Halloween experience

SAN DIEGO — Every year since 1965, Grossmont College Media Communications Professor Jim Papageorge has turneed his home at 5221 Joan Court into a mini-Halloween theme park, using numerous special effects to make a visit to a haunted house an unforgettable experience.

Videographer Felipe Oliveira joined with Media Communications Major Tana Rule to preview what happens Chez Papageorge on Halloween night. Members of the public — especially youngsters– are invited to come and trick or treat.

Boggling my mind with silence

By Alexis Jacquett

Alexis Jacquett

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Jim Papageorge, professor of Mass Media and Society, had given a Media Deprivation assignment to his students, “Learning to appreciate, understand, and fear mass media by doing without…” The purpose of the assignment was for the students to deny themselves mass media communications and modern communications technology for the first and most likely only time in their lives.

What that meant in short was, no mass media– including but not limited to all printed media, all audio media, television, videos, films, computers, and smart phones. After students completed  48 continuous hours, they gave a short report explaining their reactions to the experience of the deprivation. Papageorge has been giving this assignment to his students for many semesters.

Papageorge said when he was in college he had to do a similar assignment.  His students could choose any two-day period between October 6 and October 20. This assignment required students to experience an old-fashioned way of living similar to the times before mass media consumption dominated much of human life.

A majority of the students reported “that they utilized their time by talking to their families, something they hadn’t done in a long time,” Papageorge said.  Another student said “she surrounds herself with loud music most of the time, so driving in pure silence almost drove her crazy.” The message Papageorge wanted to show was that “students fill up their lives with mass media at the expense of human interpersonal communication.”

As one of the students who participated in the assignment, the hardest thing for me was to deny myself the use of the telephone. I am constantly involved in text wars and long conversations on the phone but for this assignment  I had to turn off my cell phone. I frequently picked it up only to realize it’s off.

I love music so during the enforced two days of techno-silence, I sang songs that popped into my head while cleaning my messy but awfully quiet room. I played the block-building game of Jenga in silence which was funny because when the blocks fell it was startling. Overall the assignment didn’t give me too much grief because, except for the aforementioned and Facebook, I don’t consume a whole lot of mass media.

Jacquett is a student in Media Comm 132