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  • a Bobcat asked:
    Prodigy, How does one become an editor in a real magazine or publishing house? - Aspiring Editor
    • UCM Prodigy News replied:
      Aspiring Editor, Becoming an editor for any kind of publishing organization takes quite a bit of work. Most, but not all, editing jobs require at least a four year bachelor's degree usually in writing, language, or communications. Like with most rigorous occupations it also helps to have experience so searching for internships while you’re still in school can be a really great way to get your foot in the door. Not only will this help you with learning to navigate the publishing world but it also gives you networking opportunities which may help lead to a permanent position or better job opportunities. Internships over the summer tend be really good for this because you can travel more whereas during the school year you’ll need to stay mostly in Merced. Depending on what kind of publishing you want to go into, you’ll probably also want to be familiar with the media and how it operates. Unfortunately, editing positions don’t have a lot of projected growth in the near future and may actually suffer a bit so finding positions may prove difficult. I would recommend checking out employment reports for this position such as the one found on O-Net OnLine (onetonline.org) which uses info from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to report projected job growth, KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities) needed for positions, and average income. Hope this information helps!
  • a Bobcat asked:
    Prodigy, How do you re-dye your hair to your natural hair color without it looking like shit? - La Loca
    • UCM Prodigy News replied:
      Dear La Loca, The best thing to do when trying to get your natural hair color back is to grow it out as much as possible, then cut off the dyed portion of hair. If this is not an option, the next best thing to do is go to a hair salon and have them reduce your hair to its natural color. However, if this is not an option either, then a trip to a hair store, such as Sally's Beauty Supply, would be your best bet to get your hair color-matched. Best of luck!
  • a Bobcat asked:
    Dear Prodigy, Is the Mitochondria the powerhouse of the cell?
    • The Prodigy replied:
      Yes! The Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. The Mitochondria is responsible for converting oxygen and nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the energy of the cell and powers its functions. The number of mitochondria in a cell varies widely depending on the needs of the cell. Dr. Lanning from CSU Los Angeles recently hosted a seminar here at UC Merced on mitochondrial dysfunction and its contribution to different disorders. For more information on this seminar and Dr. Lanning’s work visit: http://naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu/events/qsb-seminar-series-291-12717. And here (https://soundcloud.com/user-386034408/radiobio_drlanning) is an interview with Dr. Lanning from RadioBio a UCM grad student organization that interviews scientists and researchers on various biology topics.