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The New Class

Introducing the cast and crew of Memorial's new web series

Student Life

By Laura Barron

This fall, Memorial introduces The New Class.

The web series follows a group of new students as they experience Memorial’s St. John’s campus in the 2016-17 academic year.

Through their eyes, we encounter the opportunities and challenges new students face throughout their first year of life at university in St. John’s, N.L.

The New Class features 10 students from across the province and around the world.

1/ Introducing The New Class

From left to right, the cast of The New Class: Andreas, Wesley, Sinh, Chris, Sierra, Amber, Iris, Jeremy and Rowan. (Missing from photo: Alaina)

Photo: Ritche Perez

2/ Alaina

Alaina, 18 Conne River, N.L., Canada Faculty of Science (pre-pharmacy)

Photo: YouTube

3/ Andreas

Andreas, 18 Torbay, N.L., Canada Bachelor of commerce

Photo: Ritche Perez

4/ Amber

Amber, 18 Chatham, Ont., Canada Bachelor of education

Photo: Ritche Perez

5/ Chris

Chris, 24 Karnataka, India Master of business administration

Photo: Ritche Perez

6/ Iris

Iris, 21 Beijing, China Faculty of Business Administration

Photo: Ritche Perez

7/ Jeremy

Jeremy, 19 Bloomfield, N.L., Canada Bachelor of pharmacy

Photo: Ritche Perez

8/ Rowan

Rowan, 29 Kentville, N.S., Canada Bachelor of arts

Photo: Ritche Perez

9/ Sierra

Sierra, 17 Toronto, Ont., Canada Bachelor of science

Photo: Ritche Perez

10/ Sinh

Sinh, 23 Binh Dinh, Vietnam Master of engineering

Photo: Ritche Perez

11/ Wesley

Wesley, 17 Gander Bay, N.L., Canada Bachelor of engineering

Photo: Ritche Perez

12/ Filmmakers

From left are filmmakers Rodrigo Iniguez, Conor McCann and Fakhri Matar.

Photo: Ritche Perez

The project was created by Memorial’s Office of the Deputy Provost (Students) and the Office of Student Recruitment. The offices are producing and overseeing the project in collaboration with two current students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rodrigo Iniguez and Conor McCann.

Mr. Iniguez is the videographer and editor for the project, and is a current student in the communications studies program. Mr. McCann is the interviewer, narrator/host and scheduler for the project, and is pursuing a double major in English and history. The second camera is operated by Fakhri Matar.

The series will include eight webisodes in fall 2016 and eight more in winter 2017, including a season finale.

To discover whether you’re #teamrowan or maybe #teamsierra, check MemorialUVideos on YouTube to catch the weekly webisodes.


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