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    Student employees experience doubt, transitions amid pandemic

    In the face of an unexpected shake-up, Drake students are brushing off the dust and giving it the old college try. By Sarah Bogaards Originally published April 15, 2020 in The Times-Delphic “Alternative workspace” is one of the new catchphrases of the coronavirus pandemic. Employers and workers alike are confronting change, and student interns are no exception. The present level of uncertainty blanketing every community means that students are facing a variety of employment scenarios, from complete loss of work to remote work, on top of concerns about classes, living arrangements and more. Junior Kasey Springsteen studies Strategic Political Communications and English at Drake University. Her “dream internship” working for…

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    Pixar lighting pro speaks in West Des Moines

    There’s a reason it’s Lights, Camera, Action By Sarah Bogaards Originally published: March 27, 2019 in The Campus Chronicle Danielle Feinberg works at Pixar, but when she’s successful, you might never notice it. As the director of lighting and photography, the goal of her work is to keep viewers from noticing what she has done and keep them immersed in the film. With 19 years and counting at Pixar, Feinberg gave an insightful presentation at the DMACC West Campus for ciWeek about how code and physics help create stories everyone has come to know.  Although the effects of lighting are nuanced and often unnoticed in the final product, Feinberg demonstrated…