For my senior project, I didn’t want to have a average capstone where they either have a blood drive or give a speech in front of the whole student body. I wanted my senior project to stand out and be something I’m proud of so I can look back five years from now and reminisce my high school experienced. I decided to make a “Life as an ultimate frisbee player” documentary to give back to a sport I have known to love & play all four years. A big factor in doing this documentary was how un-popular ultimate frisbee is compared to sports like basketball & soccer where students come into high school ready to play at the next level. I wanted to show people that frisbee isn’t just a plastic disc being thrown in the air for fun, for some people it’s a way of life. I wanted to show the amount of hard work, dedication & scarify we as players put into a sport that doesn’t get the amount of recognition it deserves. Also wanted to use this documentary as the next step for incoming freshman to watch this & say to themselves everything that person did on that video I can do. It’s my way of saying my final goodbyes to a sport that helped me appreciate & grow not only as a player but as a person too.
Now will I question Cassio of Bianca,
A huswife that by selling her desires
Buys herself bread and clothes. It is a creature
That dotes on Cassio, as ’tis the strumpet’s plague
To beguile many and be beguiled by one.
He, when he hears of her, cannot refrain
From the excess of laughter. Here he comes.
As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad.
And his unbookish jealousy must construe
Poor Cassio’s smiles, gestures, and light behavior
Quite in the wrong.—How do you now, lieutenant?
This scene is when Iago is talking to himself about Bianca & Cassio relationship. He say's
"Now will I question Cassio of Bianca, A his wife that by selling her desires" he is saying that
I question his love for Bianca because he is such a lier, cheater, & always has a scheme about him.In this quote he talks about how Bianca is a hoe, & needs to be taking care of her from other people.When I first read the quote I thought Iago was talking about Cassio & Bianca to Othello. But once he said " Here he comes. As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad." I knew he was being his usually self & talking about his schemes.
Emila didn't have many friends growing up, because she was known as the two faced worst best friend. Since she was young her problem was not knowing when to interfere or to just walk away. She was raised in a very wealthy home so she was a born into money which made her spoiled, or always getting the answer yes. Her childhood has had an impact on her as an adult & also learning how to become a people person. She had to learn how to life a normal life with challenges, struggles, & being said no. She experienced this in many encounters with Othello & Iago. Learning how to become a different person isn’t easy but learning how to become a trustworthy friend to Desdemona is something new.
My role in the play is the character Emilia, she is Iago'a wife & has very limited roles in the play. She has different personalities or is just pretreated as that. In some scene's she is known as the peace makers, but in others she is the one known to start the fights & augments. She had a huge impact on the story because she was one of the character when Emilia & cassia found the handkerchief instead of her admitting the truth she decided not do anything which put people's lives at risk & could have changed the whole story.
For the play it's the scene where othello & emilia are in the room talking about the death of desemona & how iago (emila husband) lied bout the whole story of emilia being un-faithful. In the play I am going to be emila while ming-xue is othello in the play we are going to have a sword. we are going to be screaming, backing each other down, and using our fake desemona to interact with the scene. One of the props we need is the sword because in the scene othello pulls out a sword on emilia. We are going to be putting a lot of emition in the story, we also know most of the lines since we practice a lot. We are going to be the best group out there!! I think we are going to be the best since we used our story to help us & we used the comments from the teachers to help us improve on our scene.
In the play, I become Emilia & almost all of her lies is important but when she say's " He lies to the heart: She was too fond of her most filthy bargain" I believe that was the turning point in the play, or the nail in the coffin to Othello. This line is really important to not only Emilia but definitely to Othello. Desdemona is dead because of Othello, he only killed because he thought she was unfaithful, but as Emilia just told him it wasn't true. He lies to the heart, is not saying his or her heart but I think she's saying everyones heart but mainly Othello's. She is saying he is telling you something false that knowns will get under your skin or hit hard to your hurt. "She was too fond of her most filthy bargain" is saying she was to good, nice, or peacefully person to do something like this to a person she loved so much who was you Othello. Since I knew this line was so important in the play I made sure to make it stand out. When it was time to say these lines I spoke with anger, & rage. To show how upset she was that her husband Iago falsely accused Desdemona of cheating with Cassio.
In the group performs I think we did a really good job, On of the best if I may say so. At first I was kinda nervous or worried that I wouldn't feel the fire or connection it takes to pull off this powerful scene. We did a really good job in bring emotion to the scene to bring the connection with us as characters & the connection with the crowd. I think we did really good not only because of the emission we bought to the set, but the placement we had on the set. Placement is very important in a play to know where to stand, how to interact with the crowd, & to make sure everyone can hear your lines form any point in the play. I am really happy with my performs in the play & the only thing I would change is that we had a longer time to remember our lines.
Everyone knows there are 3 simple steps about life. your born, you live, and you die which will never change. They way you decide to live your life is only in your control. We all will experience death but it becomes a harder pill to swallow when there is a death in the family. I imani holness will be interviewing my mother viola jackson on the challenges & diffculties she faced with losing a loved one at a stage in her life were she didn't expect it.When I recieved the news about the podcast I already knew who I was interviewing and about what. This projects helpped me & my mom in a major way. It helped me learn information that I think i would have never found out, from some story's she told about her father also how much he meant to her. This also helped my mom because she say's little things about her dad here and there but this is the first time we had a whole conversation about him.It's like there was no interview, no mic, no questions just a converstaion about what her father meant to her.
This podcast crossed boundaries becasue it made her cross contections from how she felt at a young age. Crossing boundiares is when you experience something diffcult to you that you had to face. When i did the interview I noticed her facial expressions, & the smile on her fae when she was talking about her dad. It's like all the emitions & memiores she had of her father all came back to her, like she was eleven years old again.
Different language Same family
"I really want to meet your dad Imani, I want to hear his accent is it really strong?"
"I will let you be the judge of that, here he comes"
"Dad this is Naihema,"
"Hi I'm Naihema, Imani's friend"
"Oh nice, I’m Imani's father I have listen to a lot about you"
As she looks at me then looks at him again confused & not really understand what he meant I decide to step in like usually.
"He was saying I have talked about you before, and he recognize your name"
“Yeah that” my dad replies.
As we begin to leave Mr.Best room and let our parents "talk" or more as try to understand each other. She stops me in the hallway gives me the face of confusion again, not knowing what to do she starts to laugh. As I say I told you so & begin to laugh at how weird & awkward the conversation went.
This a very common event that takes place only because of language & different accents, from meeting new people to asking directions. In my mind I have to be the outspoken one so I can be able to help my dad. I try my best to appreciate both sides but sometimes its hard to be known as or called the girl with an African-American mom and the Jamaican dad. It took me awhile to realize the amount of difference in my family compared to others. I’m not talking about drama, race, or becoming married makes you a even bigger family everyone family experiences these problem but solve them differently. I’m talking about the fact that one side of my family is separated because of language, but mostly the type of speech like an accent and I'm one of a few people that holds this family together.
"Come now" is the normal greeting for hello, while "you want feeding" is another way of saying are you hungry. I guess since I have been around them for so many of years, I understand it a lot easier than others. Even if I don't quite get their " broken English" all the time, its better to nod or say yes that ask them to repeat it. I learned the hard way its not something the appreciate or they don’t find in polite.
"Wait can you repeat that, I don't understand'
Is usually the line that is repeated about a thousand times whenever both sides of the family get together for celebrations. My mom side & dad side of the family is so divided mainly because of language and how hard it is to understand each other.
The common and very annoying questions are "really you don't look it" or "That's cool speak like them, please I want to hear the accent." As I always back out of the deal I fell as it comes off that I'm embarrassed of the other side of me. When honestly I'm just not sure I have the right to even be acknowledge as a true Jamaican because I'm only a percentage compared to my dad side. I don’t speak like them, dress like them, and I don’t even like Jamaican food at all. I think it would be disrespectful to claim a part of my me. As I got older I have learned over the years to try to appericate both sides no matter if you are close to your mom or dad side the most. It's always good to have family you can trust, talk to, and to even count on for money. I think as I get older I might change my views on the way I feel being called a Jamican, but for now I believe in what I say.
"Hey child you want feeding" my aunt would say, as I look at the rice & beans with curry chicken. Not realizing that they might not speak perfect english, but facial expressions come nature to them. I notice it looks nothing like how my dad makes so I make a face of confusion mixed with discussed. So I say
"No thanks I’m okay"
"No come you need feeding, you need to eat more" my aunt insist
"no Im fine I'm a very different eater"
"oh I see, you need to not be child"
And as that conversation ends pretty quickly, I later on get dirty looks or even being talked about behind my back while facing the language.
In the short story “If black English isn’t a language then tell me what is?” by James Baldwin say’s “People evolve a language in order to describe and control their circumstances.” This quote means to me that for people to be able to communicate with each other sometimes that have to change there language into something new by using something old. This quote relates to me because my dad side of there family, and how they have evolved english. Jamaican speak “broken English” which means a kinda of slang with also accent. That’s why it makes it that much harder for American’s or people that are use to a certain style of words, to understand Jamaican.
When I was 10 years old I was in a preteen beauty pageant, because I would always watch Ms. USA or Ms. Universal and I wanted to have a similar experience to them. I was so nervous not only because you are being judged by a the judges and the fact that I’m not a fan of the spotlight. I was also nervous for the first time in along time my entire family was at a event for me mom & dad side. After the competition we decide to take a family picture to celebrate that night. I didn’t realize it at the time but in the picture my dad family was on one side, while my mom side was in the middle, and of course I was in the middle. This picture spoke a thousand words, about how divided one family can be and not even realize it sometimes.
"As we sit here and think about the legacy, and impact she had on us."
What is this? where am I at? This can't be true, I was just home.
Sitting on my favorite red chair next to the window early in the morning, watching the sun rise and the birds start to sing. As I wake up to the sound of my favorite gospel singer Yolanda Adams. I can still hear her sweet voice singing on the radio to the song open up your arms, wow what an amazing talent. I remember eating my favorite meal that day pork chops Mac & cheese, mash potatoes with extra gray. I wish I would have took cousin Sam's advice or more like his warning. "You need to stop eating all those fatty foods before you end up in the hospital cousin, you sure anit getting any younger."
"We have to remember she wouldn't want us to cry, instead she would want us to remember the good times, we had with her."Those two words "good times" bring back so many great memories from my life. I remember meeting my best friend in first grade, the first thing she said to me was "I like your dress, want to be friend’s.” From that day on me and Susan Campbell has been together forever, well I thought. I remember on a hot sunny day my mom was filling my pool with water, and while we waited to take a dip in the pool here comes our neighbors. We decide to play with them only to prove that girls can do anything guys can do. As me and Susan was running from them I trip over her foot and landed straight on my knees. After I realized how much pain I was in, one of the boys noticed my leg was bleeding from almost every angle. After I showed my mother and got clean up I saw a scar. That scar never went any where, it was the only thing that have been with me through my whole life.
"As we are about to lay our beloved wife, mother, and friend in the ground. Is there anyone that would like to say any last words"
This thought of never seeing my family and friends again hurts me to the core. The fact that I get to be with my lord and savior, and don’t have to struggle anymore is worth it. So as I leave this world, but not my memories I realized I have no regrets. I wish I could tell them right now, how much I love and will miss them truly, but life doesn’t work like that. I will be watching over everyone from high above the clouds, and wiping there tears whenever the think of me.
Skyscraper- Demi Lovato
I loved Demi Lovato ever since I saw her on the movie “camp rock”(2008) and princess protection program (2009) and when I heard one of her first songs “LaLa land”. I liked her because she didn’t come off as a “fake person”, most people that are famous act like a robot, with know personality or is scared to let it show there afraid to be them selves. They act like they don’t have problems, or struggles in there life, but Demi Lovato is very different from them. She doesn’t try to hide her problems from the world, and act like everything is perfect, instead she speaks out about having depression since the age of 11, and that she had a bipolar disorder. She does not speak about it to be in the spotlight, she wants to let her fans that are going through these challenges know that they can make it just like her, and that they are worth it. She’s a remodel to me because she helps me get through the things that I go through as a person, and a teenager. The song skyscraper is about believing in your self, and know matter what your going through or what has happen to you, you can always rise and over come your struggles, like how a skyscraper rises over top of a city.
The song represents my culture, which are sports. When you play sports there’s always going to problems you have to get through. If you playing basketball or football you might have to play defense on someone that’s faster than you or stronger than you and your going to have to believe in your self to “stick with your man”. If you miss a shot in basketball you can’t be discourage, nobody is perfect so your going to have to keep your head up high and try it over and over again.
¿ y a ti? ¿ qué te interesa?. Soy inteligente porque soy estudiar. Soy increiblemente deportista. Soy bobo casi siempre. ¿ y tu? ¿como eres? Beueno, me voy porque tengo que ir a la escuela. Adios amigo!!
- If you wanted to impress your friend that speaks english and spanish fluently and you wanted to say the days of the week the key things that you will need to know are. Always start with monday for the days of the week. In espanol the days of the week is not capitalized. You will also need to know how to say the letters in spanish. And you need to pay close attention to the pronouncation. The days of the week are