Howdie Dora Mendez-Garza!

Dora Mendez-Garza is a senior at George Ranch. She has been on the broadcast staff for three years and contributes to all types of things all around the school.


By Joshua Frank, Staff Writer

The Wrangler: How long have you been in broadcast and what interested you in taking the class?

Mendez-Garza: I have been in broadcast since sophomore year and it interested me because I enjoy working with cameras, both in photography and videography.

The Wrangler: What are your favorite things to do in broadcast?

Mendez-Garza: I enjoy editing videos, making graphics and putting a quality video together.

The Wrangler: What is the most challenging thing to do in the class?

Mendez-Garza: I think the most challenging thing would be communicating with everybody else and being on the same page with them. Also, its challenging to stay up to date with the videos.

The Wrangler: What do you hope to get out of broadcast and how can you use it in the future?

Mendez-Garza: Let’s say I go into marketing, I would use my video and editing skills to promote a business or product.

The Wrangler: Have you used what you learned in broadcast outside of school?

Mendez-Garza: Yes, I think I made some traveling videos with my family and I have also made some family montage videos before.

The Wrangler: What recommendations would you give to a student going into broadcast? 

Mendez-Garza: I would tell them to make sure they’re up to the challenge of working on something everyday and to not expect having the privilege to slack off.

The Wrangler: What classes did you take before broadcast that helped you?

Mendez-Garza: I took photojournalism and it kinda helped me just learn everything about cameras, videoing, and editing. The class gave me a good start to an understanding in everything I would be working with.

The Wrangler: Do you plan on studying anything related to film in college and where would you want to attend?

Mendez-Garza: I am undecided in all of that, but right now I’m leaning towards doing something in photography.

The Wrangler: Who inspires you the most?

Mendez-Garza: I would say Mrs. Respondek inspires me the most because her work ethic motivates me to try new things and not to be afraid of what other people think or say.

The Wrangler: How do you think the broadcast team could improve?

Mendez-Garza: I think if we were to all stay on top of our work everyday and get things done on time, the show would be living up to it’s full potential.