So I’m way late on posting this, but senior year is definitely winning the battle we’re currently having. My project for the capstone course is essentially a short magazine, similar to the length of The Gargoyle on campus, with 20 pages of content. I initially began with the idea of featuring a lot about the Humane Society of Huron Valley, the animal shelter in Ann Arbor, but after talking it over with T and Shelley, I decided to go with something that is a little more universal and that the Humane Society could still use.
The stories I’m featuring include coverage on busting myths of shelter animals: are black cats really bad luck, why do pit bulls have their bad reputation, and what does declawing really do to an animal. I’m also going to give a few staff profiles to make this exclusive to HSHV, along with an adoption story of a cat and a dog from the shelter. There are a few other things, but I don’t want to completely give away my project! 🙂
I’m hoping with this project to raise awareness in the community for HSHV, as well as to educate the community on issues that I know a lot of people talk about and believe misleading rumors. I’m extremely passionate about animal welfare and the quality of life of animals in the shelter, so I’m excited to be able to put my passion into my work (I’m the one with the Wags to Riches blog, in case you still haven’t checked it out 🙂 )
As for progress, I’ve gotten my volunteer interviews done, and I’ll be doing the staff profiles in the next few weeks. Design is still in progress, but it’s getting there. I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by senior year in general but it’s really nice to be able to work on a project that I actually care about; it motivates me to get the rest of my work done so I know I have enough time to spend with this project.
Let me know if you have any suggestions for my project! I can’t wait to see the final outcomes of everyone’s hard work in the capstone course.