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Graphic Artist Creative Profile Designer Driven Digital Artist Skilled Name Erick Gonzalez   Birth

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Graphic Artist Creative Profile Designer Driven Digital Artist Skilled Name Erick Gonzalez   Birth

Driven

Graphic Artist Creative Profile Designer Driven Digital Artist Skilled Name Erick Gonzalez   Birth

Digital Artist

Artist Creative Profile Designer Driven Digital Artist Skilled Name Erick Gonzalez   Birth

Skilled

Creative Profile Designer Driven Digital Artist Skilled Name Erick Gonzalez   Birth Monterrey, MX

Name

Erick Gonzalez

 

Birth

Monterrey, MX

27 September 1988

27 September 1988

Hometown

Reynosa, MX 815 Cross Ln. Apt #2

Reynosa, MX 815 Cross Ln. Apt #2
 

Address

 

Edinburg, TX

Height

6’

Weight

180

Nationality

Mexican

Language

English, Spanish

 

Phone

956.429.9423

Email

erick.dgr@gmail.com

 

About Me

Email erick.dgr@gmail.com   About Me Illustrator Geek Failed Superhero Easy to get along and work

Illustrator

Geek
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erick.dgr@gmail.com   About Me Illustrator Geek Failed Superhero Easy to get along and work well with

Failed Superheroerick.dgr@gmail.com   About Me Illustrator Geek Easy to get along and work well with others. I’m

Easy to get along and work well with others. I’m a fast learner and possess a wide variety of knowledge relating my field of work. I’m used to keeping a tight schedule and perfectly capable of meeting deadlines. Proficient illustrator skilled in hand-drawn and computer generated illustration. Versatile graphic designer capable of successfully create a wide array of design media. Experienced in marketing design, print production, interactive design, layout, typography, publication design, computer illustration, corporate identity, video editing, among other graphic design applications.

Graphic Design Education

BFA (2012) Art + Graphic Design - The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX Bachelor of Fine Arts with specialization in Graphic Design

Design Proficiency

Ad, Flyer, Poster Designwith specialization in Graphic Design Design Proficiency Logo and Identity Design Page Layout Photo Editing Package

Logo and Identity DesignGraphic Design Design Proficiency Ad, Flyer, Poster Design Page Layout Photo Editing Package Design Magazine &

Page LayoutAd, Flyer, Poster Design Logo and Identity Design Photo Editing Package Design Magazine & Newspaper Design

Photo EditingFlyer, Poster Design Logo and Identity Design Page Layout Package Design Magazine & Newspaper Design Flash

Package DesignDesign Logo and Identity Design Page Layout Photo Editing Magazine & Newspaper Design Flash Animation Video

Magazine & Newspaper Designand Identity Design Page Layout Photo Editing Package Design Flash Animation Video Editing Web Design Work

Flash AnimationPhoto Editing Package Design Magazine & Newspaper Design Video Editing Web Design Work Experience Technical

Design Magazine & Newspaper Design Flash Animation Video Editing Web Design Work Experience Technical

Video Editing

Web Design& Newspaper Design Flash Animation Video Editing Work Experience Technical Proficiency Apple OS and Microsoft

Work Experience

Technical Proficiency

Apple OS and Microsoft WindowsEditing Web Design Work Experience Technical Proficiency Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Flash

Adobe PhotoshopTechnical Proficiency Apple OS and Microsoft Windows Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Flash Adobe

Adobe IllustratorProficiency Apple OS and Microsoft Windows Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Flash Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe After

Adobe InDesignOS and Microsoft Windows Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Flash Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe After Effects Final

Adobe FlashWindows Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe After Effects Final Cut Pro

Adobe DreamweaverAdobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Flash Adobe After Effects Final Cut Pro Microsoft Office

Adobe After EffectsIllustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Flash Adobe Dreamweaver Final Cut Pro Microsoft Office May 2008 - Present:

InDesign Adobe Flash Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe After Effects Final Cut Pro Microsoft Office May 2008 -

Final Cut Pro

Microsoft OfficeFlash Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe After Effects Final Cut Pro May 2008 - Present: Freelance Graphic Designer.

May 2008 - Present: Freelance Graphic Designer. Graphic Designer. Design a variety of advertising and logos for clients and local companies.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010: Mentor of the SAM (Sophomore Academic Mentoring) Program. Mentor. Helped Sophomore and Freshmen students to understand and have an easier transition from High School to College life.

Feb 2011 - June 2011: The Pan American weekly college newspaper. Designer. Design layout and minor graphics for the newspaper.

June 2011 - Present: The Pan American weekly college newspaper. Design Editor. Edit and Design layout, graphics, advertising, and overall image of the newspaper. Also in charge of multiple designers.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions Five Entries, Mixed Media Sculpture. Nov 2009, UTPA Annex, Edinburg, Texas. “ Gallery of the

Five Entries, Mixed Media Sculpture. Nov 2009, UTPA Annex, Edinburg, Texas. “ Gallery of the Wall ” group exhibition (Invitational/Juried)

Two Entries, Digital Prints. Feb 2010, Museum of South Texas History Edinburg, Texas. “ Census 2010 Awareness Gallery ” group exhibition (Invitational/Juried)

One Entry, Digital Print. Oct 2011 , University of Texas-Pan American Library Edinburg, Texas. “ In Memory of Steve Jobs ” group exhibition (Invitational)

One Entry, Digital Prints. Mar 2012, UTPA Visitor Center Edinburg, Texas. “ Bittersweet Harvest Program Exhibition ” group exhibition (Invitational)

Four Entries, Digital Prints. Apr 2012, UTPA Clarke’s Fine Arts Gallery Edinburg, Texas. “ Digilante Manifesto - Issues Never Sleep ” group exhibition (Invitational)

Awards

2nd Place - Best of Exhibit Gallery of the WallNov 2009 group exhibition (Invitational/Juried)

1st Place - Newspaper Division 2: Photo Illustration Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Mar 2012 group competition (Invitational/Juried)

1st Place - Newspaper Division 2: Ad Design Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Mar 2012 group competition (Invitational/Juried)

2nd Place - Newspaper Division 2: Feature Page Design Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Mar 2012 group competition (Invitational/Juried)

3rd Place - Bracero Book Cover Design Bittersweet Harvest ProgramMar 2012 group exhibition (Invitational/Juried)

Best Design Campaign Digilante Manifesto - Issues Never Sleep Mar 2012 group exhibition (Invitational)

References available upon request

Promotional poster for “Arsenic & Old Lace” an UTPA Theatre Production Posters Poster for in

Promotional poster for “Arsenic & Old Lace” an UTPA Theatre Production

Posters

for “Arsenic & Old Lace” an UTPA Theatre Production Posters Poster for in “Memory of Steve

Poster for in “Memory of Steve Jobs” Gallery

Award winning advertising poster for the Pan American website Posters Right to Education theme for

Award winning advertising poster for the Pan American website

Posters

advertising poster for the Pan American website Posters Right to Education theme for “Poster for Tomorrow”

Right to Education theme for “Poster for Tomorrow” contest

Presents: In Concert August 30 th 12:00 1:00 pm - pm At the quad student
Presents:
In Concert
August 30
th
12:00
1:00
pm -
pm
At
the quad
student organizations
For event
reservations or special accommodations
please contact The Pan
American
Newspaper office at
956.665.2541
or email us at
spubs@utpa.edu

Poster to advertise a presentation of “Lunch” concert at UTPA sponsored by The Pan American newspaper

Posters

a presentation of “Lunch” concert at UTPA sponsored by The Pan American newspaper Posters Census 2010

Census 2010 awareness poster

Poster for peace, depicting WWII United We Stand Posters Phobia poster inspired by the Divine

Poster for peace, depicting WWII United We Stand

Posters

Poster for peace, depicting WWII United We Stand Posters Phobia poster inspired by the Divine Comedy

Phobia poster inspired by the Divine Comedy

Print Media

Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS
Print Media Informational brochure for IMAS

Informational brochure for IMAS

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Print Media

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My part of a collective design of an activity book for a non-profit organization and turtle reservoir at South Padre Island

Print Media

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A couple of spreads for ArtE magazine, featuring an article about Kirk Clark’s exhibition and a profile on the band “Dignan.”

Print Media

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A couple of spreads for ArtE magazine, featuring an article about the Valley Symphony Orches- tra and a couple of profiles on local songwriter Brandon Garcia and dancer Audrey Folk

Book cover design for Bracero Stories from the Rio Grande Valley, awarded 3rd place in exhibit “Bittersweet Harvest Program Exhibit”

Print Media

Stories from the Rio Grande Valley, awarded 3rd place in exhibit “Bittersweet Harvest Program Exhibit” Print

Calendar design for the Edinburg Race Track

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SAVE THE DATE

SEPTEMBER 22

WRITING/DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY

SPONSORED BY THE PAN AMERICAN STUDENT NEWSPAPER

FUN / FOOD / COMPETITIONS / WORKSHOPS / AWARDS

Print Media

Invitation and brochure for the 2012 communication conference at UTPA.

The University of Texas-Pan American Sixth Annual Communication Conference 1201 W. University Dr./107 COAS 170
The University of Texas-Pan American
Sixth Annual Communication Conference
1201 W. University Dr./107 COAS 170
Edinburg, TX 78539
For more information, please contact Student Publications at (956) 665-2541
Please RSVP names of participants by September 3rd, 2012
by phone, (956) 665-2541 or email spubs@utpa.edu
N
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UTPA
Court
House
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Parking is available at
COAS Parking lot,
corner of Sugar Rd. &
University Dr./107
If lost please call: (956) 467-3816
PHOTOGRAPHYDESIGN/WRITING/
NEWSPAPERSTUDENTAMERICANPANTHEBYSPONSORED
UTPA COMMUNICATION ARTS & SCIENCES BUILDING Saturday, September 22, 2012 8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
UTPA COMMUNICATION
ARTS & SCIENCES BUILDING
Saturday, September 22, 2012
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
WRITING/DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY

SPONSORED BY THE PAN AMERICAN STUDENT NEWSPAPER

ADVISER AND STUDENT WORKSHOPS

All RGV high school journalism advisers and students journalists are invited to UTPA for free workshops and competitions.

Sessions will include:

PHOTOGRAPHY / WRITING / DESIGN

Workshops will be conducted by area professionals, UTPA journalism faculty members and UTPA Student Publications editorial staff.

ON-SITE COMPETITIONS

NEWS: Participants will cover an on-campus news event. FEATURE: Participants will attend and cover an on-campus art event.

PAGE LAYOUT: Participants will have to design a front page layout.

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Participants will design an infographic with provided information.

NEWS: Participants will take a photo that captures the essence of something newsworthy. FEATURE: Participants are encouraged to capture a photo that displays an exceptional moment.

Final Deadline

for Submissions:

SEPTEMBER 7, 2012

   

CONFERENCE

SCHEDULE

8:00

 
 

A.M.

Registration

and Check-In

9:00

9:15

 

A.M.

 

A.M.

On-Site

Competition

12:00

12:15

 

P.M.

     
 

P.M.

Lunch

 

1:30

 

1:45

 

P.M.

 
   

Speaker

 

2:05

 

2:05

 
 

P.M.

Chicken Salad

Critique

2:30

 

P.M.

 

2:35

 
 

P.M.

Awards

Presentation

3:30

 

P.M.

Newspaper Design

Newspaper Design Award winning front page of The November 17 issue of the Pan American This

Award winning front page of The November 17 issue of the Pan American This whole issue was awarded as “Best in Show” and winner of Sweepstakes

Poster/Spread of the UTPA Broncs Female/ Male basketball teams starting line-up Tattoo themed spread

Poster/Spread of the UTPA Broncs Female/ Male basketball teams starting line-up

Tattoo themed spread

Poster/Spread of the UTPA Broncs Female/ Male basketball teams starting line-up Tattoo themed spread

Newspaper Design

Science of Baseball spread

Newspaper Design Science of Baseball spread
Newspaper Design Science of Baseball spread

Newspaper Design

Average graduate income of different colleges spread

Newspaper Design Average graduate income of different colleges spread

Newspaper Design

UTPA’s Midnight Madness award winning spread

Newspaper Design UTPA’s Midnight Madness award winning spread
Newspaper Design UTPA’s Midnight Madness award winning spread

Newspaper Design

“Lunch” local band profile spread

Newspaper Design “Lunch” local band profile spread
Newspaper Design “Lunch” local band profile spread

Newspaper Design

Spread introducing the UTPA’s tennis team

Page 6 THE PAN AMERICAN March 28, 2012 March 28, 2012 THE PAN AMERICAN Page
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THE PAN AMERICAN
March 28, 2012
March 28, 2012
THE PAN AMERICAN
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INTERNATIONAL BRONCS
The UTPA Bronc tennis teams have not shied away from recruiting internationally; if anything they have em-
braced the challenge. The men’s team has six out of eight active players who are originally from another coun-
try. The women, similarly, carry five international players out of six active athletes. Combined, both teams have
Malin Andersen
players from 9 different countries - Sweden, France, Mexico, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Belgium,
Germany, and India.
Hometown: Halta, Sweden
Rolf Niederstrasser
Andersen is from Halta, Sweden, and is a senior for the Broncs. She has played all her four
seasons for Broncs, playing on the top positions in doubles and singles. She is also
ber of the Betta Gamma Sigma international honor society, majoring in finance.
a mem-
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
Prior to coming to UTPA, Niederstrasser played in different
junior tournaments. He finished third in singles and second in
doubles in the National Cuban Championships in Pinar del Rio
in 2004 and was also a member of the Cuban Juniors National
Team. Niederstrasser studies political science and history.
Singles record: 4 - 6
Doubles teammate: Suncica Strkic
Doubles record: 2 - 8
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: During Anderson’s four years at UTPA, she became a big fan of
spicy Mexican food and can eats as much salsa as humanly possible.
Singles record: 5 - 5
Doubles teammate: Victor Alves
Doubles record: 4 - 4
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: Niederstrasser left his home in
Cuba at age 18 and moved to the U.S. by himself.
Wanda Beguilin
Blanca Garcia
Hometown: Lyon, France
Suncica Strkic
Hometown: CD. Victoria, Mexico
Garcia is in
her second year play-
Beguilin, a sophomore majoring in finance, is playing in her second sea-
son for the UTPA Broncs women’s tennis team. Beguilin is from Lyon,
France, and prior to UTPA she played in several junior tournaments.
Hometown: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
ing for the UTPA Broncs. Prior to the
Broncs, Garcia was playing junior
tournaments and practicing at tennis
Singles record: 5 - 5
Doubles teammate: Dana Nazarova
Doubles record: 4 - 4
Suncica Strkic, whose nickname is Sunny, is in her second year playing for UTPA. Strkic
is from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is one of the three seniors playing for
the Broncs women’s tennis team.
academies
in Argentina. Her home-
town is Victoria, Mexico, and one of
the reasons she came to U.S. is to be
closer to her family and friends.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: Beguilin’s younger sister, 17-year-old Victoria,
also wants to play tennis and study in U.S.
Singles record: 2 - 8
Doubles teammate: Malin Anderson
Doubles record: 2 - 8
Singles record: 1 - 10
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: Strkic loves to watch soap operas and enjoys cooking her favor-
Doubles teammate: Cindy Sands
Doubles record: 1 - 9
ite Bosnian meals during her free time.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: Garcia really
Sebastien Job
enjoys art and loves painting.
Hometown: Walhain, Belgium
Job is a sophomore from Walhain, Belgium, majoring in management. Be
fore coming to UTPA, Job played several junior ITF tournaments and futures
in Belgium, Denmark and Turkey. He also has a ranking of B-2-6 in the
Belgian Open division.
Singles record: 4 - 7
Doubles teammate: Ricardo Hopker
Doubles record: 4 - 6
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: Job is very good at soccer and has been play-
ing for 10 years.
Chetan Panditi
Ricardo Hopker
Dana Nazarova
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Victor Alves
Hometown: Nalchik, Russia
Panditi is a transfer student from Hyderabad, India. Prior to
UTPA he was attending Bhavan’s Junior College in Hyder-
Hometown: Curtiba, Brazil
Hometown: Sao Paolo, Brazil
Hopker is from Curitiba, which is the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná. He is
a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. He is playing in his second sea-
son for UTPA, and currently has a winning record (8-6) in singles playing mostly on
#2 position.
Alves is from the largest city in Brazil and in the southern hemisphere, Sao
Paolo. He came to U.S., specifically to UTPA, to be able to play tennis and
study at the same time. It is his second season playing for the UTPA Broncs
tennis team. Alves is majoring in marketing with a minor in communication.
Nazarova is a transfer student from California State University, Sacramento and is majoring in
political science and history. She is also a Guerra Honors Program student. Nazarova is from
Nalchik, Russia, and is in her second season for the UTPA Broncs. During her sophomore year
she was named to the Great West Conference first-team. Nazarova is also the captain of the
team and one of the three other seniors on the team.
abad, Adhra Pradesh. He has played several junior ITF tour-
naments and earned a Top-10 ranking in the under-16 league.
Singles record: 6 - 7
Doubles teammate: Beau Bernstein
Doubles record: 6 - 5
Singles record: 6 - 5
Doubles teammate: Rolf Niederstrasser
Singles record: 5 - 2
Doubles teammate: Rolf Niederstrasser
Singles record: 2 - 9
Doubles teammate: Wanda Beguelin
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: One of the reasons Panditi trans-
Doubles record: 4 - 5
Doubles record: 4 - 4
Doubles record: 2 - 8
ferred to UTPA is that he knew former player UTPA tennis
player, Aswin Vijayaragavan, who is now playing professionally.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: Hopker says that even though he’s is from Brazil, he is
not a good dancer, as people usually think.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: Alves plays guitar and loves to surf and play
soccer when he’s not competing for the Broncs
WHAT DO YOU KNOW: Nazarova is a big fan of yoga and is a certified instructor in triyoga.

Newspaper Design

Award winning spread featuring AJ Mungia, UTPA student.

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THE PAN AMERICAN

October 20, 2011

October 20, 2011

THE PAN AMERICAN

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By Sandy Davis The Pan American of drama and comedy, about a high school glee
By Sandy Davis
The Pan American
of
drama and comedy, about a high
school glee club and its members.
Villarreal, the choir director at the
Faith Fellowship Bible Church in
multiple rounds in which contestants
are eliminated by audience vote,
e show has become famous for its
AJ Munguia is a con dent and
outgoing UTPA student at the
musical numbers performed by cast
members in every episode.
Penitas. “He is very committed
when he sets his mind to something,
very dedicated.”
University who, at a slender 6-foot-
“I love musical theater,” he said.
In August, Munguia started a
4, stands out in a crowd. Sitting in
“When I rst saw ‘Glee,’ I thought,
band, Open Door, with close friend
a co ee bar in Mission, Munguia
‘ is is the show for me, this is what
and cousin Kassandra Flores.
and Open Door has advanced past
two round.
For now, Munguia will be lighting
up stages in the Valley. Open Door
will play at the Border eater Oct. 21
for the third round in e Valleys Got
describes his love for music and how
blessed he feels for the opportunity to
make his dreams come true.
Like nearly 4,000 other young
adults from around the world,
Munguia has submitted a video
application to “ e Glee Project,” a
reality audition show, and he might
get a guest spot on the Fox musical
sitcom “Glee.” Munguia’s audition
I
want to do.’ e opportunity to
audition is just amazing.”
In the video submission, Munguia
explained why he thinks he would be a
“He (Munguia) really gets into it,”
Flores said. “He picks the songs, and
we memorize them.”
e songs they cover range from
Talent contest. He is also planning
on singing at the University’s karaoke
competition in the Student Union
Oct. 27.
good choice, what the hardest obstacle
e Jonas Brothers’ “Love Bug” to
Munguia may be juggling a lot
to
overcome in his life has been, and
Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” but they
created a character he would like to
play. en he sang one of the songs
given on the project’s list of choices,
“Ordinary People” by John Legend.
would like to start writing original
music.
“We named the band Open Door
because God opens doors,” said
ranks among the 20 top-rated
video submissions.
Munguia explained that not only
“I told myself, ‘If they ever do
another (season of ‘ e Glee Project’),
would he be a good addition to
“Glee” because “it’s everything he ever
Munguia of the band name. “I just
feel I’ve been really blessed, and I
want to give back.”
wanted,” but doing so would make
Flores went on to say that she feels
I am going to go for it,’” Munguia
positive changes in his life.
“ rough song, I hope to inspire
people to try and aim for happiness,”
her cousin has a good shot at making
with school, two jobs, and a band, but
he says it doesn’t overwhelm him.
“I feel like everything is where it
should be right now, very balanced,”
he said.
He also has the chance to audition
for “ e Glee Project” in person and
plans to be at the open casting call
in Nashville, Tenn., once the date
is announced.
said as he grinned and took a sip of a
frozen latte. “Here it is, and this is my
it
onto “ e Glee Project.”
“He’s really talented,” she said. “He
“Everyone is given an opportunity,”
he said, repeating his personal motto.
chance.”
e videos on “ e Glee Project”
he
said in the video.
Munguia created two characters he
audition page are “liked” by anyone
who wants to vote. e top videos
may have a higher chance of a
callback, Munguia said. According
can be nervous at rst, but then he
gets over it.”
Open Door entered the Valley’s
Got Talent contest hosted by the
“It’s up to you to take it.”
would like to play, one named Jake, a
yell leader who would become part of
a
love triangle, and the other named
Border eater in Mission Aug.
Santiago, a ctional brother to an
16. Valley’s Got Talent is an
to the show’s o cial webpage, “Glee”
established character on the show.
Munguia has always loved music
organization that aims
hopefuls must submit an online video
to
showcase local
application, attend a live audition, or
both to be considered.
Munguia, a Palmview native and
and has been involved in one way or
another for most of his life. When he
was 11, Munguia rst took the stage
musicians.
T
h e r e
a
r e
business management major, has been
by
joining a choir group at his church.
a fan of “Glee” since season one, and
“I’ve known him for ten
was excited when “ e Glee Project”
aired. He explained that the project is
years. He’s a funny and
Design & Photo by:
charismatic kid,” said Nora
a show on the Oxygen network where
contestants vie for the “amazing
opportunity” to guest star on
“Glee.” e sitcom is a
“dramedy,” a mix
Erick Gonzalez
Reynaldo Leal
To view Munguia’s audition, visit:
www.thegleeprojectcasting.com

Newspaper Design

Spread featuring an article about the “Brewseum” and also featuring different kinds of beer, brewing process and beer facts.

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THE PAN AMERICAN

April 26, 2012

April 26, 2012

THE PAN AMERICAN

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generally strong and robust in taste due to
their fast and warm fermentation.
60-75 degrees
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yeast, generally smooth and fruity in taste
because of their long cold fermentation.
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By Reynaldo Leal
The Pan American
advantage of the proximity of the Shiner
Bock to quench the thirst acquired while
in three days and some tickets had been
seen for sale on craigslist.com.
Pale lager that is gassy,
and watery, with a deli-
cate sweetness. Made to
be served cold.
and often bitter aftertaste. It
MentAtion At
is one of the world’s major
standing outside. The sampling stations
of brew from all over the world continued
throughout the museum grounds, some-
times even paired with a particular dish
“We’re trying to add more events
beer styles.
around Brewseum,” said Smith
while
45-54 degrees
Not many things can
get 1,200 people to at-
tend a fundraising event,
but beer has done the
shaking hands with patrons. “It’s becom-
fArenheit
ing more of a weeklong celebration
with a
from a local restaurant.
One German eatery, Schneider’s Gas-
thaus and Beergarden, served bratwurst,
beer dinner and other events leading up to
tonight.”
And then is Aged At
trick for the International
Museum of Art and Sci-
ence in McAllen these
past four years.
As anyone who has
ever thrown a party knows,
the simple promise of beer
can be the difference be-
Pilsner
32-39 degrees
One of the events added to this
year’s
Porter
festivities was the “Battle of the Brew,”
fArenheit
“I would probably
come anyways
because the
where local home brewers put their
spring
ale concoctions to the test.
“I usually brew my own beer,” said Bat-
Aromatic, subtly malty and
crisp in flavor. Generally
regarded as different from a
lager, but is actually a style
of lager.
Dark style of beer originat-
ing in London. Character-
ized by a malt sweetness
Beer is
tle first-place winner Miguel Ortega, “it’s
and dark grain flavors.
the
more intimate. I know what goes in
it and
tween sitting around star-
money goes to a
how it should taste.”
Ortega, who won $275 for his beer “At-
ing at the wall and having
third
odds Honey Blonde,” said more people
a
packed house. Accord-
should try making their own beer. Accord-
Bock
ing
to the “Chairman of the
Brew,” local weatherman
and beer connoisseur Tim
Smith, A Night at the Brew-
good cause, but all
the beer
doesn’t hurt.”
stout
ing to the 30-year-old, the process is a lot
easier than people think. He considers the
Most
PoPulAr drink
Strong lager of German
domestic beers that most
college students
drink on the weekend to be inferior in taste
in the world
seum is fast becoming one of
the
most successful fundrais-
and quality to what can be made at
with a brewing kit.
home
(wAter
ing events for IMAS.
- Lucy Ortiz
origin. Several substyles
exist, including maibock or
helles bock, doppelbock
and eisbock.
Dark, sweet, full-bodied, roasty
ale. Made using roasting malt
or roasted barley. Closely re-
lated to Porter ales.
And teA Are AheAd)
“We’re raising money for the
museum, but we just tell people
on attending A Night at the Brewseum
As the sun went down, and the amount
of empty beer bottles stacked at each
sources:
station climbed higher,
the music from
nM3 (Men’s magazine)
it’s a
beer party,” the KRGV-TV
local rock/country band Marshal Law be-
dunkel
the
drunk yinzer
meteorologist said jokingly at the
Barbarian’s Beverage
April 21
fundraiser. “It’s a fun event
red cabbage and a sample of Warsteiner.
The little paper plates of sausage topped
with spicy mustard disappeared as fast
as the owners could set them out on their
table.
“This is our first year here,” said chef
and part-owner Hartmut Schneider. “We
were warned it would be busy.”
Smith said much needed space was
added with two giant tents, which housed
the majority of the restaurants and sta-
tions, but the number of tickets available
did not increase from the previous year’s
number of 1,200.
“The goal is to keep it here at the mu-
seum,” said board member Arthur Hughes,
“if we sell more tickets we might have to
take it off site.”
How coveted are the tickets? Accord-
ing to Hughes, this year’s event sold out
came louder. The mass of bodies weaved
BArley wine
the
Lager ranging in color from
with great food, great music and
great beer.”
through lines of food and beer as the band
belted out continuous Southern rock cover
by Max nelson
for dummies
songs. Two hours into A Night at the
Brew-
amber to dark reddish brown.
Aromatic and malty in flavor.
Strong ale originating in Eng-
land.
For those lucky enough to get
their hands on the $60 ticket, the lat-
est alcohol-infused event offered pa-
trons the opportunity to sample from
seum and IMAS felt like
a packed
back-
yard party full of friends. Except the people
were more interesting and there was no-
body doing keg-stands or drinking from
beer bongs.
Lucy Ortiz has been to the fundraiser
Beer BAsics
carbon
50 domestic and imported beers and
dioxide
Beer is created when
dishes from 20 local restaurants.
After waiting in a line that stretched
out across the length of IMAS’s outer
edge and into the museum’s parking
lot, atendees were greeted by volun-
teers and event organizers. In exchange
for tickets purchased, patrons received
a bracelet and a card that allowed them
25 different brew samples.
Five feet from the entrance was the
+
=
co 2
brewer’s yeast converts
before and considers it a
yearly must. The
malt sugar into alcohol
IngredIents
night has become an opportunity to relax
c h oh
and
carbon dioxide
2
5
Brewer’s
Malt
and catch up with friends for the 30-year-
old Edinburg native.
“You have fun, meet people and listen
Beer is made from 4
basic ingredients:
yeast
sugar
Alcohol
to good music,” she said. “I would
prob-
Art
of the Brew
ably come anyways because the money
goes to a good cause,
doesn’t hurt.”
but all the beer
1
sanitizing
3
Boiling
5
Bottling
first sampling
station, and people took
The most important
step. Nothing can spoil a
Bring wort to a rolling boil
and add hops. The flower of
batch of
beer faster than
the hop plant is what gives
editors’ Beer Picks
water
Barley
You now have a flat beer. To
carbonate it, prime with additional
fermentable sugars and bottle it.
Then wait at least two weeks.
stray bacteria.
the beer flavor. More hops,
+
more flavor.
2
Mashing
4
fermenting
6
drink up!
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nadia tamez-robledo
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Steep grains in hot water
1. Samuel Adams Boston Lager
1. Shiner Bohemian Black Lager
1. Quilmes (Argentina)
to
make
“wort,” a sweet
Chill wort and transfer to
fermenter. Pitch yeast. Store
You are now free to
2. Bohemia (Mexico)
enjoy your beer.
2. Lindemans Framboise (Belgium)
2. Dos Equis (Mexico)
3. Guiness (Ireland)
3. Flag Spéciale (Morocco)
3. Stella Artois (Belgium)
liquid that is basically
unfermented beer.
beer away from sunlight for
one to several weeks.
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yeast

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Garner Out
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Transforming
Actors mold personas
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Changes to student loans expected next fall
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Second Home
Mike McCarthy’s path to
UTPA and success
Page 11
Weinermobile
Famous Oscar Mayer vehicle
comes to UTPA
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Fan Frenzy
Last in Dark Knight trilogy
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Finding Funds
Making sense of
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Reduced budget
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Spring Break
Students take the road
less travelled
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Students play during
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August 27, 2012 Caravan travels through Valley, asks for peace in Mexico By Karen Antonacci
August 27, 2012
Caravan travels through Valley, asks for
peace in Mexico
By Karen Antonacci
The Pan American
trafficking.
The senior Sicilia read
his “Open Letter to Mexico’s
Faces of lost people, those
missing or dead as a result of
the drug war, stared out from
posters laid on the grass at
Lincon Park in Brownsville
Thursday night.
“REGRESENME A MI
FAMILIA,” or “return my
family to me” - read the large
banner spanning the length of
the display.
The surviving family
members and friends stood
around the makeshift memorial
holding candles as Mexican
poet Javier Sicilia spoke to the
members of Caravan for Peace.
Sicilia started the Movement
for Peace with Justice and
Dignity in Mexico after his
son was killed in March 2011.
Juan Francisco Sicilia was
found dead along with six other
people in a car by Mexican
authorities. The 24-year-old’s
body was accompanied by a
note that said they called in tips
about crime to the government,
according to a Los Angeles Times
article.
The Caravan for Peace is
an extension of the MPJD
movement, or ¡Hasta La Madre!
as it’s known more colloquially.
It started in San Diego and has
traveled south to Brownsville,
the route often following the
border. After Brownsville,
members plan to head north and
at the end of a 26-city journey,
conclude in Washington, D.C.
in September.
The mission is to promote
dialogue between Mexico and
the United States, particularly
about the latter’s policy on
drugs and participation in arms
Politicians and Criminals,” in
its
original Spanish.
“I
(do not) wish to talk
about the pain of my family
and the families of each one of
the boys who were destroyed,”
reads a translation of the letter,
in
part. “There are not words
for
this
pain. Only poetry can
come close to it, and you do
not know about poetry.”
SIX YEARS LATER
Violence in Mexico has
escalated dramatically since
former President Felipe
Calderón took office in 2006
and deployed troops to fight
the drug cartels. Research by
Viridiana Rios, a doctoral
fellow at
Har vard
University,
s
u g g e s t s
that this
type
of
a
g g r e s s i v e
strategy against
highly organized
crime could cause
more violence as lower ranking
members fight to replace
middlemen or bosses that have
been killed or arrested.
A
CNN article estimates
that 5,300 people have gone
missing since Calderón’s
offensive began and the Mexican
Institute of National Statistics
and Geography released a
report Aug. 20 that stated there
were 27,199 homicides in the
country last year, a number that
has
increased every year for the
last
four
years.
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Norma Villalobos holds a candle during a prayer at Lincoln
Park on Thursday. Both Villalobos’ boyfriend and uncle are
missing in Mexico.
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How students can avoid
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Contenders
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ARE we fighting the right war? 19 71 19 88 19 98 20 01 20
ARE we fighting
the right war?
19
71 19
88 19
98 20
01 20
08 20
10
Nixon declares war on drugs.
He characterized the abuse of illicit
substances as “public enemy number
one in the United States”
The Office of National Drug
Control Policy was created.
the director is known as the:
Drug Czar.
The government
commissions the first-ever
full study of drug policy,
carried by the National
Research Council (NRC)
The NRC study reveals that the
government has not sufficiently
studied its own drug policy, which
it calls “unconscionable.”
Several reports state the benefits of
drug courts. Drug courts reduced
recidivism among program par-
ticipants in contrast to comparable
probationers between 12% to 40%.
California Proposition 19 (aka. the
Regulate, Control & Tax Cannabis
Act) was defeated, with 53.5% of
California voters voting “No” and
46.5% voting “Yes.”
Every 19
Every second
$2.5 trillion
1.6 million
seconds
$1,716.77
The United States has
Someone is arrested for
violating a drug law
Arrests are made
every year for
drug abuse violations
spent worldwide for
the last 40 years
is spent by the US government
each second of every day
NON-VIOLENT DRUG
Federal Drug War Spending (billions)
OFFENDERS IN PRISION
25
20
15
Federal Budget in 2011
10
$23.44 billions
5
1980
1990
2000
2010
Johnson
Nixon
Ford
Carter
Reagan
Bush
Clinton
Bush
*
Not really in favor or against drug use.
Just a strong advocate of freedom and
the ability to put whatever substance in
your body that helps you get through the
day, as long as no one gets harmed in the
process.
500,000
1,000,000

Design Campaign

What if drugs were legal in the us? LEGAL If at least marijuana is legalized
What if drugs were
legal in the us?
LEGAL
If at least marijuana is legalized
and regulated in the U.S. it would:
Save $7.7
Gain $7
Gain $6.2
Billion
Billion
Billion
on prohibition costs
On cannabis shops,
natural medpot products,
On Marijuana
tax revenue
industrial hemp products
IN TRYING TO ERADICATE
Cannabis is the
United States’
DRUGS AND ENFORCE
TOP cash crop in
DRUG POLICIES
number 1
19 states
Police officers can
focus on more
important crimes
Cannabis is the
TOP 3 cash crop in
crop is
30 states
Unregulated
tax money will not be
spent on drug related
non-violent immates
Cannabis is the
TOP 5 cash crop in
& Untaxed
39 states
“Street Justice”
drug-related STREET violence AND
DRUG DISPUTES WOULD BE REDUCED
*you can’t call the cops when
someone steal your drugs
Drug dealers
Including terrorists
55% of americans believe
would lose most of their
buisness and revenue
Marijuana should be legal
gives up all control
if it were legal it wouldn’t
be underground, thus
when drugs are illegal the government gives up
all control over them
the only ones in control are the drug dealers and
Less available
for children
they want your children hooked
over 25,000 Products
can be made from marijuana crop
Major uses of
industrial hemp
(Cannabis)
paper
products
livestock
Moulded
Breeding
Plastics
livestock
medicines
Feeding
Body Care
Essential
Products
oils
construction
Nutritional
supplies
supplements
food
textiles
cannabis is used in the market right now
c-class mercedez benz automobiles have more than 30 parts made of natural
fibers, including hemp (marijuana plant)
That’s how you win a drug war

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