Gilleon Macdonald Borland – The media and I, our never ending love

There isn’t just one reason I love media. If there was only one type of media…then maybe. However, like humans, it comes in all different shapes, sizes, a colors.
Television doesn’t allow me to communicate with all my friends and family, but I LOVE that it allows me to see imagination come to life and (even though they say tv and movies aren’t real) it can give you hope. Hope for love or adventure or even hope for a future, ( I’ve had multiple people tell me, and are actively trying to become csi because of the show) and so much more. On a final note about tv. Television itself might not let you communicate but with the newest televisions, the tv itself will let you communicate with the world.
And thats just one type of media. With all the capabilities of smart phones, computers, the internet and so on, theres just one thing left to say. Media is Life and I love it.



I love media, but what is this media I love?

I love Spotify and its ability to find or connect me to music that uplifts my soul to the lyrics of songs like Jumper by Third Eye Blind or Superman by Five for Fighting.
I love Twitter and its ability to make me want to have drinks with people I’ve never met, but Facebook makes me want to throw drinks at people I already know even though I get to show how awesome my life is via photos.
I love StumbleUpon and its ability to help me enjoy what the internet has to offer with rich websites dedicated to people trying to love the world a bit more every day in its mystic and ever growing knowledge.
I love YouTube and its ability to give me a laugh when I need it or help me tie a tie with a video. Definitely a great tool to use for anything dealing with video.
I love my phone and its ability to give me a voice to tell my family I am alright and to keep in touch with the ones I care for.
I love my Xbox and its ability to enjoy the virtual presence of a dear friend who moved away at the beginning of summer. This way we are never further apart than a TV screen.

While media isn’t infallible, we are always going to use it. So I keep the beautiful parts close and my friends closer.

International Concert Anyone?

I remember the first time I wanted to go to a concert. I wanted to go see my favorite band, Dave Matthews Band. I couldn’t seem to find them anywhere around where I lived to go see a show. Eventually, I did get to see them live, twice actually, but during the time between seeing them and wanting to see them though, I wondered how I was ever going to get to see them perform live. I found one day, on a channel, that they were doing a live concert. I then looked in to more of my favorite bands and if they offered the same type of things. This is a video of how a band can perform in Europe, and I still get the pleasure of seeing and hearing them, without all of the sweat, and lack of voice.


By Sean Meehan

Kendra Reid

I love my media because it allows me to feel like a part of the world. I get to follow people like Kim Kardashian and Tyra Banks on Twitter and yet still follow my best friends that don’t live close to me anymore. Media helps keep me creative also! I get to edit pictures and listen to all kinds of music!