SMC discusses Ferguson in Justice Fridays Series

first_imgSaint Mary’s students and the College’s Justice Department gathered Oct. 17, to reflect on the events in Ferguson, Missouri. The discussion was introduced and facilitated by associate professor of religious studies Stacy Davis as part of the Justice Fridays series held in the Saint Mary’s Student Center.Davis said responses regarding Ferguson can be divided into four sources: residents of the cities of Ferguson and St. Louis, the police shift between Ferguson and St. Louis County, the Department of Justice and social justice groups.Davis said the circumstances in Ferguson raise the question: “What does it mean when police act like military?”Ferguson began to pique to public’s interest when the police “left the uncovered body” of Michael Brown in the streets and began to “cover their nametags with black tape” to conceal their identities, Davis said.She said the public was surprised and appalled by “nonviolent protesters getting gassed in this country.”Davis said the Pentagon should reconsider the consequences before it distributes extra military equipment to police officers.“They are not soldiers,” she said.Davis discussed the significance of the Ferguson and St. Louis County police representations in the media.“The police response to the shootings, in many ways, has been bigger than the shootings itself,” she said.Davis said the issues highlighted during the protests should not wane the same way passing trends do.“We want to keep this in the forefront,” Davis said. “We don’t want people to forget. Last month, colleges across the country have had panels and peaceful protests. [Saint Mary’s] did the same. On our first day of classes, Aug. 25th, there was a nationally renown #handsupwalkout campaign to raise awareness of police brutality and cruelty.”Davis said supporters of the peaceful protest gathered in Ferguson and St. Louis between October 9 and 13 to raise awareness about police brutality.“What happened there affects all of us no matter where our political interests stand,” Davis said.Tags: Ferguson, handsupwalkout, Justice Fridays, militant police force, Stacy Davislast_img read more

The importance of color

first_img 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: Details Drug company studies have shown that the color of a pill affects a patient’s feelings about taking the drug. For example, patients with acid reflux are more reluctant to take medication that is bright green, a color most people associate with acidity and sourness, preferring a soothing pink pill.1 Color TrendsFirst, you see it on fashion models in New York City, Paris, and Milan. The alluring purple of a fresh orchid. Soon, you notice it popping up everywhere – on linens and dishes at Target, as a popular new paint at Sherwin Williams, as a background color on TV commercials.How does this happen? Color trends. Who makes it happen? Color trendsetters.One of the most prominent color trendsetters in the world is a company called Pantone. Pantone was founded in 1963 to create “an innovative system for identifying, matching, and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community.”2 Since then, Pantone has expanded its color matching system into every other color-intensive industry including fashion, interior design, architecture, product design, and more. Pantone’s profound expertise and research, coupled with their influence in a variety of industries, makes the company a world authority on color.Pantone’s Color Institute® was formed to “study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions, furthering its commitment to providing professionals with a greater understanding of color and help them utilize color more effectively.”3 Twice a year – in May and November – the Pantone Color Institute holds a closed-door meeting in Europe. The meeting attendees are a hand-selected group of individuals from a variety of industries.4 Their names are never revealed to the public. The walls of the meeting room are pure white to prevent any interference with the colors being viewed by the committee. By the end of the meeting, the committee has chosen the “Color of the Year”, a distinctive hue christened by the committee with a memorable name such as Tigerlily or Radiant Orchid. It doesn’t take long for designers to pick up the “Color of the Year” and start weaving it into their work, first in the fashion industry and then trickling down to everyone else. To view the Pantone Colors of the Year, visit Color Psychology in Medicine, Jill Morton, PANTONE, About PANTONE, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, The Business Of Color: Company Sets Fashion Trends, Ilya Marritz, Our world is awash with color. In a single day, we see thousands of different hues that our brains interpret as robin’s egg blue, fuchsia, or olive drab, to name a few. Nature employs color with unparalleled artistry, making sunsets more breathtaking, flowers more exquisite, and wildlife more captivating. Though few compare with Mother Nature, designers also use color in a meaningful, emotive way. Whether it’s an interior designer choosing a color palette for a new restaurant, a graphic designer crafting a brand for a new company, or a product designer finding the most desirable color for his new product, a tremendous amount of care and thought goes into the selection of every color.The Emotion and Meaning of ColorsPicture your favorite color. Is it a calming green? A vibrant yellow? Classic black? How does seeing that color make you feel? We don’t always realize it, but color is closely tied to human emotion. Even our language reflects this. We are “tickled pink”, “seeing red”, or “feeling blue.”To Americans, the colors below typically represent the following emotions or characteristics:Industry Color ConnotationsColors can also have a positive or negative association within a specific industry.Because being “in the red” is a negative financial term, most banks avoid using the color red in their brand and marketing materials.Young children prefer bright colors, so toy manufacturers steer clear of grays and subdued shades in their packaging to make the items more appealing to children browsing the toy aisles.Studies have shown that the color yellow can increase the severity of nausea; therefore airlines avoid using the color on the interior of commercial airliners.center_img Contributing Author: Erin Ortiz Finding the Right Colors for Your BrandAs a branding company, we see it far too often — businesses selecting brand colors based on personal preferences, rather than through careful examination and strategy. Perhaps the CEO has an affinity for orange or the Marketing Director hates the color blue. By taking this route, you could be sending an inaccurate message to prospective customers every time you flash your brand, misrepresenting who you are and failing to reach your intended audience. Picture the Dodge Ram logo in hot pink. Does hot pink communicate ruggedness, the outdoors, diesel, and horsepower?Take-AwaysColor and emotion are closely tied. Understand the meaning behind every color before you choose colors for your brand.Consider your industry. Are there positives and negatives associated with specific colors?Color trends are set by color experts based on research and forecasted consumer preferences.Put personal preferences aside and select colors that effectively communicate who your company is, what you offer, and the benefit you provide your customers.last_img read more

Ichiro’s opener in Tokyo was every emotion in one game

first_imgAs Seattle manager Scott Servais confirmed to reporters Monday, he gave the Japanese baseball icon a fitting showcase at age 45. And it was everything any fan would’ve wanted as some 45,000 rose to cheer him as he was introduced and headed to right field.🐐— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) March 20, 2019Another angle (insert chills):All love for Ichiro! #MLB開幕戦— MLB (@MLB) March 20, 2019There came a time it felt surreal … like Snoop-for-walkup-music surreal.Ichiro comes to the plate to Snoop Dogg, crowd goes nuts.— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) March 20, 2019But for every spine-tingling intro, there must be an exit. His came in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Servais allowed the fans to gradually absorb what they were seeing.Ichiro comes out of the game.Pardon us, we’re crying in the club rn.— Cut4 (@Cut4) March 20, 2019For the record, Suzuki went 0-for-1 with a walk and a pop-out to the infield. He’s expected to play in Thursday’s second game of the opening series against the A’s in Japan, but it’s unclear if he’ll start. Domo arigatou, Ichiro.A packed Tokyo Dome crowd on Wednesday was able to show its appreciation for favorite son Ichiro Suzuki, who made an emotional start for the Mariners to open the 2019 MLB season against the Athletics. For all intents and purposes, this was a future Hall of Famer’s moment in the sun.But we’ll always have the memories.Unforgettable.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) March 20, 2019last_img read more