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When I take selfies I try to portray things that are apart of my life. Some of my selfies won't make seem to some people because they don't understand what's going on in my mind. I have a weird and imaginative mind. I know that they say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, so sometimes I try to make my eyes the main attraction of the photo. People have many perceptions of me, some are true and some aren’t true. I try to get people to understand that I’m just different and I do different things. That’s all.

Sometimes I don’t mean anything when I take selfies. I just take them just to take them because I’m bored. Sometimes I don’t really care about what other people think and I want people to know that, which is why my face is always stern when I’m around certain people. However, when I’m with my friends outside of school, there’s another side of me, that people in this school would never see.

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Negative space unit

Reflection: 
  • A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it): There are two kind of spaces in picture. The negative is the background or base. It's the defining trait of some drawings. It helps make things pop.
  • B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?: The background or the black which makes the white or opposite color pop.
  • C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?: Because using negative space makes things more clearly defined. 
  • D. How is negative space useful in creating art?: To make things pop and to make things more recognizable
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Negative Space

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A. Negative space, also known as the white space that goes around an object, can be used to draw the object, too! So instead of having the object be black and the background be white, you can have the object be white and the background be black! It makes it look cool, artsy and can really help a picture look like real life sometimes! It's a popular style of art in which artists use it to create a project that is unique and special.

B. To find negative space, you must first cut out the positive space portions, which are normally darker. Then you must fold it so you can see how it puzzles into each other. But for a drawing, you must draw it in pencil first and then color everything that is not part of the object as one solid color, the positive space. This makes it look like the background is the object, while the real object is the background. You can even make them opposite, like with the owl, so you can see both positive and negative space and compare and contrast them!

C. Because using negative space can make something seem realistic and more interesting to view, describe and study. It makes it look cool, artsy and can really help a picture look like real life sometimes! It's a popular style of art in which artists use it to create a project that is unique and special.

D. Same thing as before! Artists create art (no surprise there), and their goal is to make their art seem realistic and be more interesting to view, describe and study. It makes it look cool, artsy and can really help a picture look like real life sometimes! It's a popular style of art in which artists use it to create a project that is unique and special.
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Negative Space


A. Negative space is also referred to as white space. It is the area that the main subject isn't in. It often also brings out the main image. It often has an empty and solid background.


B. I found negative space in my bat through the background and the pieces I cut out. This created the image. In my still life drawing I found negative space by lightly drawing my scissor first and then coloring in the outer boundaries. By drawing lightly at first, it helped me to distinguish my image.


C. Artists seek help from negative space because it brings out the main image in the drawing. Without negative space, it would be hard to notice the main image accurately. Negative space helps artists to make their image more visually appealing.


D. Negative space is useful because it enhances the image and makes it easier to pick out. It also brings out the image to the viewer and is easier on the eyes.


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Ameena's Reflection

  • Negative space is the background of a picture that doesn't have anything on it. 
  • For my cut out I used a purple background and green paper for all of my cut outs. The purple background that doesn't have any green on it would be the negative space. 
  • Using negative space is helpful to an artist because it allows the artist to see different things. It is also one of the key elements of artistic composition. 
  • In my still life I used negative space. I drew a stool and then colored everything that wasn't incorporated in the actual stool. After this I then erased all of the lines inside of the stool so that way the negative space stands out.
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Podcast Post #1

Podcast Post 1#


What group members present during the discussion?

Daniel, Isabela, Daniel, Sarah-Charlotte, Daniel, James, Daniel

What we discussed:

  • We discussed chapters 1 through 3

  • On Page 8, example of drug antihistamine coming out and curing a cold, but the drug isn’t necessarily good for you- it takes just as long to get well with the medicine as without, but people don’t consider this

  • Statistics work to confuse, inflate, and oversimplify facts

  • Our culture is very dependant on facts

  • Colleges like Yale lie about statistics, most college statistics are probably inaccurate or only measure something small.

  • Psychiatrist claims made on page 19, claim that most people are neurotic. This brought up the point that words are important in statistics, and this number will probably changed based on what people define as neurotic, and also that a psychiatrist is probably usually around neurotic people.

  • National Opinion Research Center -> results are conditional

  • Tests can start to have no meaning in statistics

  • The more you sample something, the more sure you can be of it. Statistics never seem foolproof.


How we discussed it:

We discussed it in order by chapter and went through the concepts brought up in each.

We all had points and notes that we wanted to share, and we went over them raising questions and responding to each others ideas and notes.


Conflicts/Disagreements:

We really had none this time around.


Questions that come up:

Are statistics ever foolproof?

Are they ever completely accurate? If so when? how? why?

How do we distinguish what a statistic is telling us?

How many factors are there?

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Q4 Reflection #3

Will (Guillermo) Amari

Q4

Señorita Manuel


Cleopatra: el mito renace en París


La Muerte de Cleopatra desde 1878, es una famosa pintura por Achille Glisenti. Muchos pintores tiene pintado este reina de Egipto, pero muy poco es conocido. Hay es una película sobre el reina. Cleopatra VII Philopator con juguete por Elizabeth Taylor. Marcus Antonius con juguete por Richard Burton. Hoy, en París, Cleopatra es redescubre.


Cleopatra era el amor de algunos del importante personas en su mundo. Estos incluso Marc Anthony y Julius Caesar. A hora, a través de 351 piezas permanecer. Hay era arqueológicos, esculturas, vestidos, joyas. Como yo lo entiendo, ellos éramos todos valor mucho dinero.


En París hay es un museo sobre Cleopatra. El director del museo quiero investigar el mejor faraón de Egipto. Él dije que su vida es muy interesante. Estoy de acuerdo.


Para mí, yo creer que Cleopatra era un embromar. Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Marcus Antonius era todo mimado personas. Ellos era rico y mucho irresponsible. Ambos Caesar y señor Antonius era obsesionado con una chica que no encanta el hombres.   


Yo leí este artículo porque estoy muy interesado en Cleopatra y su historia. Ella era muy inteligente. Ella aprendido decir muchos lenguajes incluido el lenguaje de español. Yo aprendí que su suicidio era no un mito.


Palabras: 208


http://www.abc.es/cultura/arte/20140421/abci-exposicion-cleopatra-paris-201404202124.html


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Final Perspective Drawing

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a. What is one thing that you learned specifically that you did not know before?

One thing that I learned and did not know before was that a vanishing point is the key to a perspective drawing. A vanishing point is a dot that marks the center of a drawing.

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better?

After I learned about the vanishing point, I used it to create lines called orthogonals. These lines made some parts of the drawing seem farther away or closer, depending on where they were in relation to the vanishing point. This made my drawing look more polished.

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

I think that next time, I would try to include more details. Also, I would add some color to it so that it wasn’t just a sketch.

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

I would suggest that if someone has never drawn a one-point perspective drawing before, that they go through a couple of tutorials and practice drawings. These tutorials did a good job of teaching me how to draw a quality perspective drawing.

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

I think that the tutorials were a big help for me. They taught me about the different parts and aspects of a drawing. After the tutorials, I was able to create a quality perspective drawing.

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Perspective Reflection MP3

a. What is one thing that your learned specifically that you did not know before?

That one point perspective is the base of all drawing and artwork because of shading and positioning.

b. How did leaning this thing make your drawings better?

This made my drawing better because my it showed me how to properly shade and place my art work.

c. If you did this assignment again, what would you do differently?

I would change the depth of my drawings.

d. What is your advice to someone who has never drawn a one point perspective drawing before?

That I was already an artist so I had some perspective and drawing ability.

e. What resource helped you the most and why?

The fact that each and every student in the class was having trouble about different things giving us the opportunity to help each other. This is because we all needed hep and we were all willing to support some one else.

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Q4 Reflection #2

Will (Guillermo) Amari

Q4

Señorita Manuel

El pique entre Justin Bieber y Seth Rogen


Dios mío, los chismes. Un Guerra entre el cómico actor Seth Rogen y bastante Justin Bieber. Recientemente, el dos tiene un mejor Twitter lucha. Ahora, la pregunta es: ¿Que derrotado que?


Seth Rogen es el estar protagonizado de el 2014 película llamada “Neighbors.” El filma tienes mucha atención por ambos críticas y todos los personas. Ellos dije que Neighbors es muy bien. Sin embargo, yo no hizo ir al el filme. Yo creer que la película es cómica. ¿Pero que sabe?


Justin Bieber tiene siempre estado una problema fabricante. Él es un mal aparador y además, yo estar con Seth Rogen, él es una sacudida. Este historia es muy llamativo. Seth Rogen dije mucho hiriente palabras sobre ídolo de adolescentes. Rogen primero ver Bieber la televisión. Él dije “Pensé que era un poco hijo de.”


Yo aprendí que Seth Rogen puede acto toba. Él era siempre un feliz Canadiense. Yo aprendí las palabras: protagonizado, fabricante, hiriente, y más.


Yo leí este artículo porque yo no gusta Justin Bieber y yo estoy admirador de algunos de Seth Rogen’s películas. Me encanta “Pineapple Express” y “Knocked Up.” Nosotros en este mundo, encanta un buen guerra de celebridades. ¡Sin duda ellos que todos muy interesante!


Palabras: 212


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Quarter 4 Reflection 4

Quarter 4 Reflection 4 May 9th, 2014

Zack Hersh          Señorita Manuel



“Nutter impulsa salario mínimo”

Por Ana Gamboa


Esta semana, no estoy escribiendo sobre un artículo deportes, béisbol, o los Phillies, o un artículo sobre Will Gonzalez porqué no hay ningún artículo nuevo en Ponte Al Dia. Entonces, porque no hay un artículo que me interese la mayoría, esta semana yo leí un artículo sobre justicia social, más específicamente, salario mínimo en Filadelfia. El artículo es interesante, aunque no es sobre los Phillies. El artículo habla sobre el salario mínimo en Filadelfia, y, parece que el alcalde de Filly Michael Nutter va a cambiar el salario mínimo. Ahorita, el salario mínimo en Filadelfia es $7.25 por hora, y eso es antes de los impuestos están incluido. En mi opinión es tan bajo. No pienso que siete dolares por hora es suficiente para vivir fuera de. El valor del dólar continua a reducir, convirtiendo menos y menos. Este es sin mencionar como lo cuesta para vivir, para pagar sus cuentas y comidas y sus muchas necesidades. Y este es solo en Filadelfia. En Nueva York, cuesta casi dos veces más para vivir, pero el salario mínimo es el mismo. Este artículo dice que Michael Nutter podria aumentar el salario mínimo aquí en Filly.


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http://www.pontealdia.com/philadelphia/nutter-impulsa-salario-minimo.html
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Math Benchmark Podcast #1

(Introduction, Chapter One, and Chapter Two)

Group Members:

Lexy Babcock

Goldie Robins

Jessica Maiorano

Gabby Santaniello


What Our Group Discussed:

We discussed the Introduction, Chapter One, and Chapter Two.


How We Discussed It:

We started from the beginning which meant starting with the Introduction and went in order to Chapter One and then Chapter Two. With that, for each 'section' we talked about we pulled out quotes and examples and really what we individually and as a group got from it. 


Any Points of Conflict/Disagreement In Discussion:

No. As a group we really agreed on our thoughts and what our take away was from the reading was have done so far. 


Questions:

There were questions that were discussed in the podcast which then we were able to answer and discuss further as a group. 


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First Podcast

First Podcast
Taylor Thomas, Jamie Murphy, and Anthony Best were present during the podcast. We described the introduction, first and second chapters. We discussed the main ideas of each section that we chose. The way we discussed it was by using quotes from the text or using a summary of what the text said, and put our two cents into the mix. We really did not have any points of disagreement in the discussion. We agreed on everything really. Some questions that came up were "I wonder what percentages of magazines or articles use selective surveys?" also "I wonder if anything has changed since this book came out in the 1960's?"
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Freshman English Wilma Theater Residency!

Wilma 2014
Over the 3rd quarter, students in Red & Orange Stream English 9 participated in The Wilmagination Theater residency program. This special opportunity spanned over 6 weeks and included a collaborative memoir/creative non-fiction writing and performance unit designed by professional actors and myself. After weeks of writing and experimenting with thematic and theatrical choices, the students performed both individual and group memoir pieces at The Wilma on April 30th. The short film gives a snapshot of the experience. Enjoy!

This is the collaboration's 4th year running at SLA!
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Q4 Artículo #3: ¿Las Religiosas Están en Desacuerdo?

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Quarter 4

Alejandro Marothy

Señorita Manuel


Clásicamente, hispanos sido católicos. Pero recientemente, muchos se están convirtiendo en protestante. ¿Pero qué es realmente la diferencia? Obviamente, el Papa es una diferencia, catadrales protestantes son terribles, y los católicos pueden rezar también a todos los Santos pero los protestantes no pueden. ¡Sólo jesús para usted! Los protestantes no tienen que lidiar con las monjas, pero los católicos no tienen que memorizar la Biblia. También, es interesante que los protestantes puede interpretar la Biblia individualmente. En otras palabras, la Biblia no significa nada objetivamente. 

¿Cuál es mejor? Por un lado tenemos las monjas, muchos de Santos, iglesias grandes, papas, y una Biblia objetiva. Y en el otro hay iglesias horribles, sólo Jesús, no hay monjas, y la interpretación de la Bibla independiente. Sin embargo, estas religiones más cosas en común que no, y tampoco puede decirse que sea mejor o peor, porque básicamente son la misma cosa. 

Volver al artículo, el número de latinos católicos depende de un regristro por ciento cincuenta y cinco. ¡Y el número de los ateos es hasta casi el cinco por ciento! Buen trabajo, gente española, estoy orgulloso de ustedes. Todavía, el número de cruces es demasiado alto. Sigue trabajando, sin embargo, y sé que usted conseguira allí. 


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EFE. "Latino News and Opinion." El Protestantismo Le Gana Terreno Al Catolicismo Entre Los Latinos. Al Día, 07 May 2014. Web. 07 May 2014. http://www.pontealdia.com/estados-unidos/el-protestantismo-le-gana-terreno-al-catolicismo-entre-los-latinos.html

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Quarter 4 Reflection 3

Quarter 4 Reflection 3 May 6th, 2014

Zack Hersh          Señorita Manuel



“Cubanos le dan vida al béisbol en Chicago”

Por Will Gonzalez


Cada semana, para mi reflexión, yo leo un artículo de deportes. Normalmente, el artículo es sobre los Phillies (como los Phillies son mi equipo de deportes favorito), y usualmente el artículo es por un autor que me gusta, se llama Will Gonzalez. Yo hago este cada semana porque lo me interese más que cualquier tema otra, y es muy chevere y disfrutable para leer sobre. A veces cuando estás haciendo tarea o trabajo para escuela, los artículos o los libros o temas que estás haciendo o leyendo es muy aburrida y yo no disfruto aprendiendo algunas cosas. Pero con los deportes, y los Phillies, no es así. Esta semana, sin embargo, el artículo de Señor Gonzalez no es sobre los Phillies, pero es sobre los jugadores que son de Cuba, más específicamente, los Cubanos en ambos equipos en Chicago, Illinois. Los Cachorros, el equipo del norte de Chicago, no están teniendo una temporada buena, pero los Calcetines Blancos, del sur de Chicago, están jugando muy bueno, y gracias en parte a sus jugadores Cubanos. Los Phillies tienen algunos jugadores de Cuba también, como un par de lanzadores. Estes jugadores, en ambos equipos, han estado jugando muy bueno.


Palabras: 219


http://www.pontealdia.com/philadelphia/cubanos-le-dan-vida-al-beisbol-en-chicago.html
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Half a Yellow Sun

This is my info graphic about my take and experiences reading this book. I often found the book very heart wrenching and hard to read at times but overall I felt is was an amazing book. This info graphic is also including my synopsis on the movie that I saw that I had to compare the book to. I felt that the book was well written and i felt that if the film was a book they would have the same writing styles. 
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Selfie Project -

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The first picture shows my best friend Danny. She has become a sister to me and I love her. This picture we were at  birthday party. Our girlfriends decided to take pictures of us then out of nowhere I started to burst out laughing while she stayed in her pose. It was a really great night and I enjoyed it.

The second picture show a really cute outfit I wore that day and had a really good day. My philosophy in life is that if you look and feel your best, then it will be a good day. I looked really nice that day and was really happy. I was feeling pretty cruddy that week and to look and feel good about myself that day made me feel like myself again. 

The last picture is my hair. my hair honestly gets a lot of attention. The first thing people notice is my hair half of the time and compliment it. I take a lot of pride in my hair because people also love how it looks and I like it too. I went through 6 hair colors before I actually decided on how I wanted it to look. 

​Selfies are life. Selfies capture a moment where you want it to be remembered. Selfies are there to look back on as we grow up as a person to see hoe stupid, silly, or weird we were. I love taking selfies of my friends and I. I look at them as little pieces of memories I would like to remember as we all go our separate ways in life. I live for moments that you can never get back.
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Daniel Varnis Capstone

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Before starting this Capstone project, I knew from the beginning that I wanted to pursue a project that would, in some way, benefit SLA. At first I was going to hold an 8K race/fun run on Kelly Drive to raise money, but after finding out the financial difficulties, I began to brainstorm other methods of fundraising. After some time I found that a partnership with the Phillies would be a great idea, considering they’re notorious for holding various fundraisers for schools/programs. From this process, I actually learned the difficulty of being a successful advertiser. Throughout the various problems I encountered through this process of setting up the fundraiser, I realized that successfully advertising a product requires a lot of persistence, a passion for the product, and a good personality!
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​The image above is a screenshot of the email I received from the Citizens Bank representative finalizing the event for my capstone.
Fundraiser Poster PDF
​The image above is the official poster that was posted around SLA and South Philadelphia to advertise the fundraiser event.
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​The image above is a screenshot of the official website where people purchased their tickets for the fundraiser event. The website can be visited HERE, but tickets can no longer be purchased.
​Final Annotated Bibliography

Braves Logo. Digital image. CBS Atlanta. N.p., 11 Nov. 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2014. <http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/23938567/fans-react-to-braves-stadium-annoucment>.


This photo is the official logo for the Atlanta Braves through the Major League Baseball (MLB). I will be using this logo in the flyers that I will be made to advertise the fundraiser.  I don’t find any limitations with this photo, considering it’s the exact logo from the Atlanta Braves. I will probably being putting this picture to use across multiple mediums, some of which could be posters, advertisements, websites etc. Thinking about it, putting this logo on most of my things will be crucial if I really want to emphasize that this fundraiser is to help SLA through the Phillies and Citizens Bank Park as they play against the Atlanta Braves.



Caroline Davis, Personal Communication (E-Mail), January 8, 2014


In this email, I spoke with Ms. Davis about the status of my splash page. The splash place is where people can go online to purchase the tickets. At first we encountered an error with the website, it wasn’t loading. After a brief conversation, we solved the issue. We also discussed some other benefits that come along with this fundraiser. She said that if this fundraiser turns out to be a big hit, then there can be a lump sum amount of money to be directed towards Science Leadership Academy. Also, if we take into consideration that the Phillies have a HUGE rivalry against the braves, that may be a factor that brings in more ticket purchases, leading to more money for SLA!



Caroline Davis, Personal Communication (Telephone), December 12, 2013


This is when Caroline Davis, the leader of special events for the Phillies, contacted me say that she received my email. As we were talking on the phone, she explained to me that she thought this fundraising thing was a really good idea. She shared an electronic pamphlet with me that explained the requirements of a fundraiser. Ms. Davis explained to me that all of the necessary steps for a successful fundraiser can be found within that brochure/e-packet. Following the step-by-step procedure allowed me to get where I am today. As of right now, the fundraiser is in action and the website to purchase the tickets is live!



Citizens Bank Park. Digital image. ESPN. Citizens Bank Park, 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2014. <http://espn.go.com/travel/stadium/_/s/mlb/id/22/citizens-bank-park>.


This is a panoramic photo of Citizens Bank Park, the home ballpark for the Philadelphia Phillies. I will be using this logo in the flyers that I will be made to advertise the fundraiser. I don’t find any limitations with this photo, considering it’s the exact logo from Citizens Bank Park. I will probably being putting this picture to use across multiple mediums, some of which could be posters, advertisements, websites etc. Thinking about it, putting this logo on most of my things will be crucial if I really want to emphasize that this fundraiser is to help SLA through the Phillies and Citizens Bank Park.



"Getting More Media Coverage for Fund Raising Activities." (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 28 Jan. 2014. <http://www.directcontactpr.com/free-articles/article.src?ID=86>.


This is an online article that contains details on how to gain publicity for a fundraiser. As of right now, all I’ve done is make some posters and put the ad in SLA’s advisory announcements. This website suggests that in order to gain a good amount of publicity, it’d be useful to contact the news and media. Having them advertise the fundraiser will not only spread the word, but give the fundraiser the opportunity to exceed expectations. This website also contains a contact box where I can get in touch with a professional that will give me tips and tricks to gaining publicity for my fundraiser.



Phillies. 2014 Group Ticket Brochure. Philadelphia: Phillies, 2013. Phillies. MLB, 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 13. <http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/ticketing/group/y2014/brochure.jsp>.


This brochure contains all of the information that I needed when organizing the fundraiser. For instance, I was able to pick the game date. I decided to go with April 16th, 2014 because it’s “Super Phanatic Night.” Ms. Davis explained to me again that all of the necessary steps for a successful fundraiser can be found within that brochure/e-packet. Following the step-by-step procedure allowed me to get where I am today. As of right now, the fundraiser is in action and the website to purchase the tickets is live! There are some other tips inside of the brochure that I will use to help make this capstone successful.



Phillies Logo. Digital image. Twitter. MLB, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2014. <https://twitter.com/Phillies>.


This photo is the official logo for the Philadelphia Phillies through the Major League Baseball (MLB). I will be using this logo in the flyers that I will be made to advertise the fundraiser. I don’t find any limitations with this photo, considering it’s the exact logo from the Phillies. I will probably being putting this picture to use across multiple mediums, some of which could be posters, advertisements, websites etc. Thinking about it, putting this logo on most of my things will be crucial if I really want to emphasize that this fundraiser is to help SLA through the Phillies and Citizens Bank Park.



Phillies Special Events, Electronic Communication, December 5, 2014


This was the first email that I sent out to the Phillies. In this email, I gave some background information on me, SLA, and my capstone. I also requested information on holding a fundraiser. This was one of my first attempts at communicating with Caroline Davis. I received a call from Caroline Davis through Citizens Bank Park about 5-7 days after I sent the email out. The original email was a lot of begging and explaining the budget predicament that SLA is in the middle of due to the School District of Philadelphia’s budget cuts. They were completely accepting of the idea and were willing to hold the fundraiser!



Science Leadership Academy Logo. Digital image. Penn Science Across Ages. University of Pennsylvania, 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2014. <http://www.pennscienceacrossages.com/about/partners/>.


This photo is the official logo for the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) through the University of Pennsylvania. I will be using this logo in the flyers that I will be made to advertise the fundraiser. I don’t find any limitations with this photo, considering it’s the exact logo from Science Leadership Academy (SLA). I will probably being putting this picture to use across multiple mediums, some of which could be posters, advertisements, websites etc. Thinking about it, putting this logo on most of my things will be crucial if I really want to emphasize that this fundraiser is to help SLA.

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Selfies

I believe that Selfies are a way to express what you are feeling in that exact moment. Maybe you were feeling confident or happy , or sad and you felt that it was important enough to document it. When I take a selfie it is usually the happiest point in my day or the point where I feel the most confident or excited. In most of my pictures I am smiling because at that moment in time I felt that there was nothing else more important than taking a memory of what is happening. These pictures document some of the happiest days in my life like when I got accepted to college or my 18th birthday. I believe that when you take a selfie there is nothing more important going on around you than that moment in time. These pictures are all memories that have happened that remind me of my happiness during my senior year and I love them. 
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Shayfies

I believe that selfies are not only a capture of moment but a capture of emotion. Based on this definition and the pictures I posted below I would say that I portray myself to the world as a a typical teenager who spends a lot of time with family and friends but is very free spirited emotionally. I say that I portray myself this way because many of the selfies that I take are of me smiling or being silly. They also mostly contain family or friends. My selfies that I have below show the same. The first one show that I look like a very calm and collective person who is just having a normal day and knows that there is something in life to smile about. The second photo shows that I enjoy hanging with my friends and being silly with them as well. My last photo show me representing myself as someone who enjoys time spent with a younger sibling. All of these statements are true but they are what I see of myself. I am pretty sure that other people who see my selfies may view other wise. 
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Selfies

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I don't usualy take selfies, because I don't like pictures. I do not know why I don't like pictures just don't. When people attempt to take photos of me I tend to hide my face, unless it's a special occasion then I feel that it's okay. Other than that I don't care for pictures 
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The Seen Simplicity and Unseen Complexity

I believe that I present myself with a cultural understanding and appreciation for the world around me. I like to creatively express my humanity through artistic-ware as it represents the work of people with their cultures embedded in their works. I always wear cultural earrings to show that I value the art of cultural, feminine expression and specifically in the selfies below, I am showing my appreciation for afrocentric accessories. Furthermore the coat that I am wearing consists of detailed embroidery that I appeal to, as it is original work completed from a woman’s hard work and sweat. Yet another reason why I love wearing, and tend to wear cultural, feminine accessories and clothing- I am a feminist and take great pride and value in a woman’s hard work.

My goofiness is seen in these selfies as I am feeling happy and silly. However in these moments, there are no snippets of any other emotion that I felt throughout the day. For instance in the morning I felt serious from after I took these selfies. Yet my seriousness is unseen, the emotions within the abyss of my soul (my eyes) are unseen, even though my eyes are open. So overall the only thing that a viewer is able to see are the emotions and thoughts in one second of one moment in time without any other deeply significant thoughts or feelings displayed.



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selfie

I decided to draw all of my Selfies because i wanted to express my creative side, i feel that a picture couldn't help me express what i needed to get though, so i drew one based off of one i saw online, it was very interesting and it defied the laws of logic where the sheep are floating and so are the bricks to the building, i also drew one that represented a struggle i have had in my life, with this witch i have been battling since i was a child, but only a month ago was i able to defeat my enemy, it was a huge impact on my life, so i decided to drawl a selfie of it, the third one shows my love for nature and trees, by drawling a world 100% ran by tree people, making my self in this one, part tree, i got the idea when i was taking a picture of myself near a tree, and i thought, instead of using this picture with me near a tree, why not one of me being a tree. so this is where these self portraits came about.
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