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"Gaydar Alert"

GAYDAR ALERT! Many people in this world are quick to turn their heads to a person that is homosexual. Do they even know the person beyond their sexuality? Do they understand how they feel?Will they take the time to even listen to just one? Well, I did and I hope some of you will too, and take the journey of a person being hit with "Gaydar".



Bryanna Jones Interview

      My interview was a project I probably will admire forever. Not only did I get to understand my friend and her feelings better.But, I actually now understand how a person feels in society because of their sexuality. I have gained so much just from my friends perspective. My friend Bryanna allowed me to understand the emotional, religion, and family boundaries that were crossed, due to her sexuality. Now, some people will say they heard of the story about a gay person in society. Although, they may never get the chance to actually understand them emotionally or mentally. 

      That’s only because of a mental system set in people’s heads that tell them to retreat from people who like their own sex. The society has placed a radar that tells them that homosexuals are sinners,evil, or devils that “shouldn’t walk the earth”, but this interview told me that that same signal won’t tell me why the CAUSE of this has happened. Although, it will tell me how it EFFECTS what has happened.

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Cheating Jaaz H.

Cheating can be seen as many things, it can be seen as a hug, kiss, sex, touching, and ect. Cheating is tried to get covered up, or sometimes is brought to the open. Cheating affects lives majorly, and is wrong in all aspects. So listen to the podcast to understand cheating. 
Cheating, Jaazaniah Hayes
I liked my interviews, and how the people I interviewed kept it real. This interview was fun to do, and it made me think. It made me think did I get cheated on in the relationship i just got out. My interview with my mom brought up feelings she had. My interview with Kenyatta Bundy jr. was fun because he is like a close friend of mines. We knew each other for 4 years now, and i know a lot about him. So it was exciting to hear his take.
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Crossing a child's boundaries, from a girl to a woman

Determination is a key to succeeding in life. Can determination push you to cross boundaries? In my podcast my mother, now 38 years old, Tylene Lane, will tell us her story on how crossed the boundaries from a girl/ child to a woman. 


REFLECTION:

To cross a boundary is to do something to offend someone, or to do something that you know you aren’t supposed to do. Crossing boundaries for the most part only has negative effects, because it offends someone else. There could be good results for crossing a boundary for you because most of the time you cross them for a personal benefit. I didn’t really learn anything new but I discovered exactly how my mom felt about the situation and how the people around her reacted. No, garageband was really easy and fun to use. I agreed so I just made it a little more interesting and because I couldn’t get the interview from my grandma I had to add more from my mom. I felt a strength was editing it and getting to the point on how she crossed a boundary.

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Crossing The Pain Boundary

​There are a lot of extreme sports out there, and a lot of opportunities to get hurt in the process. but what drives people to take part in those sports even though they could get hurt. During this podcast, I explore that question. 

Link to the audio file can be found here. 

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/44526876/English%20Q3%20BM.mov


I think that I had some strong attributes in terms of producing this podcast due to my previous experience in digital video production, It was fairly easy for me to record good audio for this project.

The interviews were pretty relaxed since they were with other students like me. It was fun to learn about other peoples experiences and get to talk to them for this project.

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"Starting New, Halfway Through" by Nia Hammond

The years of being a freshman, and then a sophomore at Archbishop Prendergast for Siani Widman were very easy going. The following summer, she had opportunities to have fun like everyone else. However, everything started taking turns when she realized how much time she had to know what school she would be going to for the upcoming junior year. When she finally did get a call of acceptance and began attending her new public school, life got a little harder for her. Here, she shares the story.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44473543/crossing%20boundaries.mp3
To cross boundaries means to find new things and move on to them. Not all boundaries are fully crossed, and it sometimes takes a push by an outside force to get someone over. No matter how dangerous that boundary being crossed is, everyone has time to reflect afterwards. The range of reflections can go from regrets, sadness, and pain to joy, happiness, and no regrets. While doing interviews, I noticed how much I could pick out parts of what my interviewee was saying and look back to notice that she was saying true things. Interviewing her only helped me realize how obvious the changes were, in a sense. 
Editing the project was a little different. Using the Audacity program at first seemed easy, but it was later frustrating and I wasn't quite sure what I was doing. So, I switched over to GarageBand, a more familiar for me program and was able to change a shabby project into something better than it was before. I do not think I would have been able to produce what I did if I hadn't changed programs. I believe lots of people had problems with understanding Audacity, and we all only used it for the sole fear of having GarageBand delete everything, which was a common glitch at SLA. 
In this project, overall, I had trouble trying to find an interesting enough topic that featured crossing boundaries. This changed, however, when I got the help of my peers to brainstorm. Boundaries are all around us and are constantly crossed, and it took more than a few minutes to realize that. It was a good experience for me that I got to know how people's lives change all from doing the unexpected. 
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Q3 BM

​GDOC:
https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1Idkzxef8JNYDTuhr7LSWotzRf8ky9uy4gnuOR9EnKXc/edit

WEEK 1:

work is on google doc

WEEK 2:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2175338/BM%20W2%20pdf.pdf

WEEK 3:

work is on google doc


WEEK 4:


Http://achalfen.wix.com/malawimdg

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Drowning Grades

Welcome to my crossing boundaries podcast. This is a story about my father Jeff Petty, he crossed the boundary of self expectation. He was accepted to a really good high school, for his 10th grade year. William Penn High. A year later he was kicked out. For failing his classes. To find out the whole story please listen to this pod cast.      
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After finishing  this interview with my father, I found it odd that he said he would not have done it again. There could have been so much more in life for him. He could have gone to college and have a great life. After finishing I ask him this, he tells me that he has a great life now. I thought that his was a great response, Jeff Petty is a great father, husband and worker, without William Penn High.
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Racism struggles By- Arshelle Johnson

The main story of my podcast is looking into the early life of my mom and how growing up in a white neighborhood affected her. I am telling the story of how she crossed the boundary of the racism and not letting it hold her back.Everyone knows that growing up can be a struggle in it selfs. But try growing up in the 70's in a predominantly white neighboorhood. How  can someone deal with the small racist digs everyday, from not only students but teachers.


When talking to my I feel like I learned a lot about her. I have a new respect for what she went through. She crossed a lot of boundaries. She not only proved to the teacher that she could be successful in life. I am very proud of my mom getting past those boundaries.  


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Boundaries Between Gender

Where is the boundary between male and female? This question is extremely complicated and can only really be answered fully by someone who has spent time as both. ​I interviewed Jaymie Campbell at Mazzoni Center. He considers himself "queer" he is trans and agreed to talk to me about his experience being trans, the concept of being "queer" and being somewhere between male and female. We talk about where societies boundaries between male and female and at what point Jaymie felt that he switched from female to male both physically and mentally. 


Interview with Jayme part 1
​I've been a part of the lgbtq community for almost a year now, I've formed really good relationships with trans people from across the country. I generally knew what was going on with them, but there was still the question of what happens mentally. The idea of being trans is that you were born in the wrong body, so you've "always been" the gender you were, but you just need your body to follow. Even to one person there are 2 boundaries already, both the physical and mental. When you start to tune into the mind of someone who is queer, you start to realize how many seemingly simple everyday things change.Take using the bathroom for example, it's harder for someone who is queer because, if there is a mens bathroom and a female bathroom and you are anywhere in-between or out-between those two, then where do you go? 
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Crossing Boundaries - Sam Olshin

Intro:
Hi, I’m Molly Olshin and i’m here with my dad, Sam Olshin, i’m interviewing him about the time he crossed a difficult boundary, that a lot of people have to go through. What do you do when your parents encourage you to go down a certain career path, when you know in your heart you want to do something else? I decided to talk to my dad about this topic because of his life changing experience he had, becasue he knows what to do in this kind of situation.



When your parents enforce something you do not want to do it can get compliacted. In my dad, Sam Olshin’s case, he was really interested in art and design as a carrer, but his parents really wanted him to become a doctor, like the rest of his family. He talks about the complications he had choseing between his parents choice or his heart disere.


Interview- Dad


During this project, i learned a lot. I learned to be really careful with applications like garage band, aduacity etc. You never really know what what could happen with the progress that you’ve made. I had to redo my interview a few times, and had a lot of trouble editing. I also learned to wait last minute for any project becuase it takes patience to edit auto to make it perfect. I learn a lot about crossing boundries: Do what makes you happy, espically if the discision is going to effect your future. I did not know that much about my dad’s school life until this interview, so I learned new things about my dad. While interviewing my dad, i came across a few obsticles; not only my audio deleting, but also background noise and not being able to edit my audio easily. Giving yourself enough time to work is always extremly important. You do not want to feel rushed, becuase you want to be careful. Overall, I learn a lot doing this assignment in multiple topics.


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Mother Vs. Son

We all are familiar with our classmate Kenyatta Bundy. He is a very nice and funny guy and you can always catch him laughing. We all have individual stories of our own because everyone is as unique as can be. Some of us are aware of Kenyatta`s story. However, there are many aspects, that many of you do not know.

MotherVS.Son

When I first started to brainstorm on ideas about this project, it was very complicated. The very first thing that I realized was that everyone has a unique story to tell because life itself is a very difficult journey. I also noticed that there are many different ways a person can cross a boundary. Crossing a boundary does not only mean going too far or crossing a physical boundary like out of state. It could be as much as even being the rebel, and doing what others did not think you could ever achieve. However, what causes many people to cross a boundary is being unaware of other people`s feelings. From the stories heard, a lot of the people crossing boundaries did not cross them intentionally. When doing my interviews, I had to start over many times. This was one, because I got locked out, and the second time my whole project deleted. This made me very angry inside, but I realized as I found other stories to record, that each story got better and better. From the first story I was working with to the last, I noticed that I was not the only teen that was having bumps in my journey. The editing part went amazing, it was very smooth because me and Kenyatta literally just sat and talked, so not a lot of editing had to be done. In this situation, I do agree with my peers, there were many unnecessary parts that just made the audio longer than it had to be. All in all, this project made me realize a lot. My patience grew a lot stronger when I had to start my project over twice. I also appreciate my friends a lot more from hearing what they actually go through every day, and learning about the difficulties in their lives.

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The Struggle of Parenting

Things I Realized While Doing This Project


We all know that parenting can define The Struggle. All mothers go through it, financially, mentally, and physically. However, most mothers do it because of the affection they feel for their child. When i interviewed my mother, i discussed what it was like caring for two kids-as a single parent. How her family and friends supported her, and how she managed to get through those stages of caring for young kids. As my mother lived her life, later coming to find out she was pregnant, made her think of what to do next. Two months into the pregnancy, she found out she was having twins. All my aunts, my uncles, and special thanks to my grandparents cared for us during the day while she went to work to earn money for her new family. Money was always tight, especially supporting two kids at a time. She learned the troubles of parenting, but also the good things too. Something worth living for. I’ve learned so much from this interview. For one, how she dealt with the big news of having children. I also found out she was very excited of having us. She wanted a new experience. Lots of things have changed. She doesn’t drive that green convertible anymore. We no have 5 people living with us altogether. But doing this interview as also taught me how much she enjoyed talkin about this matter-something we ever hardly talked about. I learned how much my family cared for me as a child, and now seeing how much things have changed from in the past until now. To me, this project has been a whole life reflection. It made me have flashbacks of what it was like younger, and what its like now, in high school, growing up to face more of reality... I hope you enjoy this audio.

New Project 1 - Medium
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Business Business: Great Depression vs. Recession

Me and my partner did a Piktochart. It introduces people into what the topic is going to be about and then begins to talk about 2 things and link them together. Essentially, all of the charts are linked together. There aren't a lot of words because I personally didn't want to overwhelm people with it. So, I tried to make it consistant and 'sweet'.


Click here to view Annotated Things...
CANDC
New Year, New Deals
My Infographic
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