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  • Submissions for Canvas 2014 are open exclusively to students, alumnae, teachers, and staff of Saint Pedro Poveda College. Each is entitled to only one entry per category.
  • Each submission is strongly encouraged to adhere to the theme: “What do you fight for?”
  • Submissions close at 11:59 PM on 2 Feb 2014.
  • Send an e-mail to povedablazon@gmail.com with the following format for the subject AND file name of your submission: Canvas_Category_Name (Ex. Canvas_Art_Paulita Gomez)
  • If you would wish to use a pseudonym, please indicate so in the body of the e-mail.
  • Blazon reserves the right to reject for publishing any literary submission that does not comply with the school rules as discussed in the Implementing Guidelines and the Student Handbook.
  • For any additional questions, please contact us via our askbox or approach any Blazon member.


  • Submissions in this category should keep to 1000 words or less.
  • Pieces of literature that may be considered for submission must be fiction of any genre and may be presented in either poetry or prose.
  • Literary pieces exhibiting significant negligence of spelling and grammar mechanics may be rejected for publication.
Max dimensions for any submission under the categories below is 6x6.


  • Submissions in this category may only be lightly retouched on Photoshop or any similar photo-editing software for brightness, etc.
  • Please be advised that photomanips fall under the Art category.


  • Recommended resolution: 300
  • Traditional art must be cleanly scanned and submitted via e-mail
  • Submit as a JPEG or PNG file
  • If the submission does not have a background, save the file with a transparent background
  • Do not send watermarked entries.

Swimming Buddies
By: Pilar Gonzales of 9B 
Contributing Artist 


By: Marion Hall of II-B
Contributing Literary Writer 

It’s almost Christmas, is the first thing you think when you wake up. When there’s only a few more days left until the long-awaited holiday, it’s all anyone can think of. You can hear everyone starting to bustle around for preparations and visitors. It gets louder and louder the closer the day gets.


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Christmas Break

By: Daphne Manlapaz of II-D
Contributing Features Writer 

58 more days until Christmas! Have you got anything planned for the season? Or maybe you still aren’t done with buying those gifts and wrapping them.

Well, to help you get into the Christmas season and not get bored while doing your Christmas chores; here are a few songs to get you into the Christmas spirit.

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Candy, Ramen Shop Smoker, Darkness
By Ninielle Pascual of II-D
Contributing Artist 

Midnight Coven

By: Trisha Balan of II-B
Contributing Literary Writer 

Blow out your candles

Greet the chill in the midnight air

Tonight is the night of witches

All mortal souls beware

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Vlada Roslyakova at John Galliano Fall 2009


What Should Reporters Learn in Journalism School?

In a recent piece, I argued that journalism students who want to be writers shouldn’t focus on immersing themselves in things like CSS and JavaScript, as I had tried to do during j-school. For responses, I got everything from “You’re so right!” (from reporters) to “What are you talking about!?” (from interactive and data journalists) to “Wait, why are y’all trying to code exactly?” (from developers who don’t work in journalism).

In the interest of being part of the solution, I thought I’d interview a few of my colleagues here at Atlantic Media to see what they wish they had learned in journalism school, if not more code.* None of the colleagues I spoke with is a traditional print reporter, but between us, we do the types of writing, editing, and data analysis that many reporterly types aspire to. We all went to different schools, and most of us graduated within the past five years or so.

Read more. [Image: Flickr/Puukibeach]

“When life sucks, read. They can’t yell at you for that. And if they do, then you can ignore them.”

—  Laurie Halse Anderson (via amandaonwriting)