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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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PBS.org, . "The New Deal." WGBH Educational Foundation. n. page. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/dustbowl-new-deal/>.
- Here it basically explains the programs FDR planted what was yielded. It’s to show the different policies of Hoover and FDR. Either the government supports its people, or the people supporting the government. It’s about the programs FDK established, their effects, and how they it influenced a turnaround from the Great Depression.
- It’s useful because it gives program names and what they specifically did for the people, the names, and who they affected. PBS is a well known organization that reports unbiased information and has been around for a long time. It’s goal is to report unbiased information to the public.
- This gives a general overview of the programs that were established during the New Deal and gives me what to basically look up. Since it’s the basics, it hasn’t changed how I view my topic.
History.com, . "New Deal." A&E Television Networks, LLC. n. page. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.history.com/topics/new-deal>.
- This goes in depth about the programs that the New Deal started. It basically gives quick facts and tips about what the New Deal did. It’s about the New Deal and what FDR was thinking to establish and how each program affected the American people.
- It gives more detail about what happened during this time and History.com is an unbiased network showing American history. Although this is a source of media, it’s a source of helpful, accurate information too.
- I can now research more topics, because this source goes in depth, but not to the point where it’s a whole essay. It doesn’t change how I think about my topic unfortunately. But, this has been extremely helpful because I have somewhere to start.
"The Great Recession, Five Years Later." NPR: . Radio. <http://www.npr.org/2012/12/08/166784038/the-great-recession-five-years-later>.
- It’s talking about the anniversary of the recession and how it relates to the Great Depression. Additionally how big institutions have failed the economy and what future generations will look like in the eyes of the economy.
- Of course it’s reliable because it’s NPR! NPR is an internationally recognized news source, with a variety of topics and it’s very credible in what it reports.
- It goes on the surface of how the negligence of the financial system has created a gap in surplus and how the next generation will have to deal with such conditions.
Worstall, Tim. "The Great Recession Is Just Like The Great Depression." Forbes. n. page. Print. <http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/11/07/the-great-recession-is-just-like-the-great-depression/>.
- It talks about the similarities of the Great Depression and the Great Recession. THe author give three different perspectives with different backgrounds, and shows how they all relate.
- Forbes is well known and I don’t think they would publish something that’s extremely blasphemous. This is straight opinion and fact on both the Great Depression and Great Recession. It’s purpose is to start talking about the future of the recession and
- This was extremely helpful because it didn’t just give the author’s opinion, but he back it up with other professional, experienced people.