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The 6 o’Five News

Off the bat, I was personally able to do this in shorter time than planned; pressing matters took away my attention. Regardless, I had a lot of fun with this! That’s why I was proud of the outcome. To find fun in something is my ultimate goal, and this is an example of that. I was able to immerse myself and make something enjoyable, for not just myself, but hopefully others.

From the script writing to the jingle selecting, the speaking and the editing. It’s all something I enjoyed putting my own personality into. In the name of my news channel being a joke, my liking of space, the weird but real sports score, the rhyming in the weather section. And the other jokes, all something I’d hope the audience would smile at too. Though I found the whole process enjoyable and maybe even easy (humble brag), it’s baffling that a 2 minute recording can take a few hours to create. I could see this being bigger and better if I had more time than what I was able; say for future endeavors! Such as not forgetting a commercial segway and slapping it on; or going just a couple seconds over, but worth it to produce what I had envisioned. But what I did create is something fun, that I ultimately really liked!

Definitely going to use some of these jingles for future creative projects I have planned. I really liked a couple of the jingles that I picked. One of my favorite talk show hosts is Space Ghost (Coast To Coast), and I chose my opening because it was similar to that theme. That kind of satire/ parody is definitely an inspiration; to make fun jokes and be self aware. In my commentary writing (that stretches further than this assignment that I plan to create), I also draw inspiration from the comedy show Who’s Line is it Anyway, comedian Norm MacDonald, and comedy YouTube channel Funhaus. So, shout out to them! For motivation and inspiration.


Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi by Maggie Estrada
Videography and Production by John Estrada

Maggie Estrada prepares a dish of Spam Musubi. She describes the dish in a brief breakdown, and recollects her experience with cooking and baking.


  • 2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) container fully cooked luncheon meat (e.g. Spam)
  • 5 sheets sushi nori (dry seaweed)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


The first step is to soak uncooked rice until moist; drain and rinse

Next, In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in rice vinegar, and set aside to cool.

In a separate bowl, stir together soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Slice luncheon meat lengthwise into 10 slices, or to desired thickness, and marinate in sauce for 5 minutes.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Cook slices for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Cut nori sheets in half and lay on a flat work surface. Place a rice press in the center of the sheet, and press rice tightly inside. Top with a slice of luncheon meat, and remove press. Wrap nori around rice mold, sealing edges with a small amount of water. (Rice may also be formed by hand in the shape of the meat slices, 1 inch thick.) Musubi may be served warm or chilled. Enjoy the Musubi!

Discover inspiration through a Mixologist interview taken the last week of September stuck in our home; of Maggie Estrada sharing her experience in learning Mixology, the art of mixed drinks. Learn how any practice takes time to master (and an example of the process for informative and recreational use)!

Desk Setup

My desk setup! It isn’t much but it’s where I feel comfortable and confident to do my creative work. My desk is off in the corner surrounded by books and equipment to produce media and the projects I work on. This includes all the projects for this class, such as my next project. An interview. I will be interviewing two of my classmates; to practice that and audio editing. For the project I’ll be interviewing Eva Garcia and looking forward to being interviewed by Bryann Cervantes!

Beginning Online School

Beginning the course, I am excited to learn new things but also stressed—not because the material is challenging, but due to online classes since I prefer practical, hands on learning experiences. Nevertheless, I’m confident that I’ll be able to adapt and overcome and am excited to begin this course, work on class projects and develop these skills further with other personal projects.

What I look forward to in this class is creating entertainment. All of our projects intrigue me, such as the podcast; I’ve always wanted to produce one, and now is my chance. I also am looking forward to is using my new laptop that I got specifically for creating media projects. I know this may not sound that exciting, but with it, I can get a lot of creativity done now, more than before.

What I don’t look forward to much is working independently without professional guidance. I’ll adapt, but hopefully this will help, rather than hurt. I’m confident it will. Also, the time management. I’ll be commuting to campus before class, sometimes even during, for work. I expect this to also be a challenge that I’ll overcome with persistence and, of course, in health and safety.

The course directly relates to my intended career. I’m looking to pursue a career in media production. I’m excited to learn how to create and use my already existing creative skills to make entertainment in all forms of media such as film, TV, comics, and YouTube. Practicing much of my creativity on Instagram.

As previously mentioned, I am genuinely looking forward to work on the projects in class, that’ll lead to working on personal creative projects I’ve though up. My notes are full of creative ideas I really look forward to producing some to YouTube. I hope to take the skills I learn here outside of the classroom to work on those personal projects like video essays and comedic social media posts. I look forward to entertaining others using the skills that I will learn in this course.