With three assignments due tonight at 9 P.M., InDesign for Newspaper students are feeling pressured. Instructor Sara-Beth Badalamente assigned her students three alternative storyforms to be completed for their final project. That stress is also enhanced since the InDesign program is only available in the lab.
“Its a little pressuring, but it’s possible to get it done,” Grosse Pointe South student Matthew Fleckenstein said. “You’ll have to work hard all three sessions to get it done.”
Even with all the pressure, students still admit that the class is helpful. Sarah Binkbeck from East Grand Rapids High School said she needs this class to make her newspaper better. While adding some lessons on Photoshop, the class is definitely exploring all the ways to take their individual newspaper spreads to the top.
“I think there is a lot of stress, a lot of tension, but I think that the excitement overpowers it,” Badalamente said. “It’s about pushing themselves to see where we can get. If you look at what some of the kids are doing, it’s worth it because you don’t know how much you can do until you try. These are like real deadlines, so it will help them when the push time comes.”