By Paige Siewert
The University of Saint Mary’s Journalism Communication Club (JCOM) created a Snapchat filter exclusively for use on campus on Halloween. This filter will be live during school times from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday October 31st.
This is the third filter JCOM has created for students, the second one this year. They introduced the first one at the Spring Formal last semester and featured one at the Homecoming Football game last month. The filters have been viewed to be quite successful with the Homecoming filter being viewed over 19,000 times.
Students are invited to share their photos using the filter on Twitter and tagging @USM_JCOM. The images of students celebrating Halloween and creatively utilizing the filter is something the club would love to share on their own page via retweet and repost. There is even a possibility of a student’s photo being featured on the Spire-Times website.
Anyone who has the Snapchat app and an account will be able to view this filter as long as they are on campus. During the times it is live, it can be selected by taking a photo and swiping right or left until it overlays the picture. The geographical focus of the filter will be by the circle, around the cafeteria and over the main buildings of Saint Mary, Mead and Xavier. If there are issues finding the filter elsewhere on campus, those locations will be guaranteed to have it.
JCOM hopes to be able to continue to create filters for students as long as there is interest. Keep an eye out for future filters surrounding school events and holidays.
Paige Siewert is a Senior at the University of Saint Mary studying Digital Communications.