My Audience?

Incoming out-of-state students and freshmen.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saving Tips From A Sophomore

There’s a lot that happens around campus for free, students just need to take the initiative to find it. Ally Turley, an in-state sophomore from OU, provided an insiders look on how she prevents her debit card balance from dropping.
For entertainment, the best thing to do is to go onto the University of Oklahoma website and see all of the events that are occurring. Whether it’s an improv comedy show or a free movie at the Meacham Auditorium, at least it is something to do when you need to take a breather from the books and spend time with some friends.
Ally’s advice for the freshmen is to avidly use their meal points. Rather than going to Wal-Mart to get toiletries or studying supplies, “purchase the things you need with meal points because the points don’t roll-over.”
Another tip is to join a club. It’s the best way to meet new people with the same interests and even food is sometimes provided. And who doesn’t love free baguettes from their French Club?
It’s beneficial to see how other students save their money because that formulates other possible ideas. So before you go out to an expensive movie theater, remember all of free activities offered around the campus.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Here is my audio. This is just a test.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Looking for Convenient Discounts? Tattle Away!

College students are all about finding easy and convenient ways to save their money. Sure, the coupon books that are handed out to students on the South Oval are a nice resource to have, but what is more practical than receiving discounts via text message? Tattle Texts, an advertising/marketing company, offers students great deals with many merchants around campus. It’s a simple and valuable bargain that eases student’s frustration from the endless search for top deals.
University of Oklahoma students can sign up for Tattle Texts by texting “Norman” to 313131. After doing this, students will receive at least one text message per day providing great discounts that can’t be found anywhere else.
Kyle Bagley, Tattle Texts Chief Texting Officer, said, “We work with most merchants around campus that can offer a deal. If the merchant is willing to discount their services or product, we want the students to know about it and take advantage of it.” Bagley is also trying to work with travel agencies so students can save money on Spring Break and holiday packages.
Seriously students, rather than shuffling through all of your coupon books that probably have been shoved into the bottom of your backpack, simply resort to Tattle Texts. By doing this, you will no longer have to rummage around for great deals because the deals will be eager to find you.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Money Can't Buy You Love

Valentines Day. A day designated for significant others to show their love for each other through a box of chocolates or a mushy Hallmark card. A day that spreads smiles across individuals faces because they are thankful for their loved ones. But let’s face it; through all of the bouquets of flowers and heart-shaped necklaces given out on this day, the truth is Valentines Day is pricy. Especially to the college students who don’t even have enough money to buy Chinese take-out while preparing for a midterm exam. So, to help all of you college guys out there, I have complied some ideas of how to make her Valentines Day the best by spending less.

1. The sweetest thing a guy can do it prepare a dinner and then take his girl out on a picnic. Seriously, just make some turkey sandwiches and throw in some chips and soft drinks and you are good to go. The park is obviously a public place, so go there because it’s free. All you would have to worry about is if the weather permits this idea to follow through.
2. Now, for all of you iPhone users out there (And I know there are a lot of you because Apple is slowly taking over this world), there is a great application that you can download that allows you to send virtual flowers to your sweetheart. This application is called FunMail and Teleflora, a flower delivery service, decided to partner with it this year. According to Chris Campbell, Vice President Interactive Marketing, Teleflora, “there is no better way to tell those in one's life how you feel about them than with a beautiful virtual Teleflora bouquet."
3. Another way to save money on Valentines Day is to spend time in the nature surrounding you. Take a stroll in the park, or play some Frisbee. After spending some time outside, take her out for ice cream, granted this is the month of February, so you may want to sub out the ice cream for something warmer, like hot chocolate.
4. Now, remember when you were child and you made Valentines Day cards out of red construction paper and doilies for your mom? Well, why not get in touch with your inner-child and do that again. Go to Michaels Arts & Crafts Store and decorate a picture frame or a bag that you can put candy into. Philo Pappas, Vice President of Category Management for Michaels, said, “Our customers have told us that making gifts for loved ones goes beyond saving money - they want to give something personal and handmade.” This is true; being personal is the key to a girl’s heart.

So just remember, Valentines Day is not about how much you spend on your girl, but it is the quality and thought put into the gift. Girls really are easy to please, even if you don’t buy them a gift, simply tell them a compliment and then they are happy. It’s always the thought that counts.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


This is my SOP (Sense of Place). It is a wide shot photo of a church that caught my eye. I took this photo after an ice storm in Norman.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


This is my PWOP, a profile picture without the person. The picture consists of four items that define my roommate, Amanda.