For my Capstone, I wanted to focus on something that I am very passionate about. Last summer, I went to Bloomsburg to stay with my brother and he showed me a store his friend owned with a clothing printer and different clothing people created adding their own logos. Just being there made me feel positive and motivated to contribute to what I experienced, So later on that night I pulled out my drawing book and got to work. After a couple of weeks, I came up with the idea of a logo called “Through The Storm”. “Through The Storm” is a short way of saying “Your true character rises when you are facing the storm. How you show up when life gets tough will reveal how much of the inner work you have.” My plan is to not just have a successful brand but also spread a message that reflects off of me that people can relate to. To promote my brand the SLA BSU gave me the opportunity to to do that by giving me $300 to buy the shirts, get them printed and letting their dance and step team wear my shirts during the BSU Gala performances. For there big help and care for me, I want to thank them all as a great team for letting me contribute to their amazing event. I do plan to continue my journey with “Through The Storm” and make many changes to my brand that will benefit me in my future.
April 18, 2018
Thesis Question: Why shouldn’t NCAA college athletes be paid?
NCAA colleges being paid
There are many reasons why people think NCAA college athletes should be paid for the amount of time their spending practicing for games, playing each week and attending classes, leaving them no time for a job. But, paying college athletes would change the concept of college sports and the reasons why they are there for the students. College sport is a big part of making money for the schools and providing scholarships for each of the athletes. If this was to happen there would not be fair payments, money privileges for athletes are a distraction of their true potential which is athletic talent.
First and foremost, The NCAA is a non-profit organization. According to NCAA.org, this organization helps organizes the athletic programs of 1,281 universities and colleges all throughout the United States and Canada. There are billions of dollars that are made, coming from ticket sales and marketing rights. This money does not go to waste but instead is distributed in more than a dozen of ways that support mainly NCAA schools, consultations, and most important the student-athletes. Most of this money is distributed through Sports sponsorships, Scholarship funds, Division 1 basketball performances fund, and Division 1 championships. According to the “NCAA.org” resources page, in their Finances, it states, “As a non-profit organization, we put our money where our mission is: equipping student-athletes to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and throughout life. The NCAA and our member colleges and universities together award $3.3 billion in athletic scholarships every year to more than 150,00 student-athletes.” To be a non-profit organization, NCAA provides so much for these athletes to succeed and are supported on their journey to greater purposes.
Furthermore, playing a college sport is more of a privilege, Many people have dreamed of the opportunity to play for a college team but never achieved that goal. For example, “NCAA.org” states that “only 3% of high school senior basketball players will play NCAA sponsored basketball.” What that says for the other 7% is that they don’t get to play the sport they been working so hard in high school for, they have to go with their second choice and focus on getting a job or heading for a different career. While the 3% is playing hard for that victory title and working towards that level as a professional athlete. When these students are professional athletes that when they could be getting paid as much they skills are worth. College athletes should only feel the pride of the recognition they’re getting from all of their fans and continue to work hard for their next exciting game.
In conclusion, College NCAA athletes are already getting the money they deserve through the many different ways it distributed for the NCAA organization to help these students succeed their dreams and become professionals athletes. It is not NCAA job to provide these athletes money but to make an easier pathway for them to achieve this opportunity. In other words, College is the time for them show their true talent and enjoy the game.
By Ekow N. Yankah October 14, 2015
By Mark Schlabach Jul 12,2011
Parental interference in the pursuit of love
Comparing “The Taming of the Shrew” to “Monster-in-Law”
In the play “The Taming of the Shrew” Baptista, the father of Katherine and Bianca has a limited control and different expectations over the two daughters romantic relationships. In the 2005 film “Monster-in-Law” Kevin meets the love of his life Charlotte, and makes the decision to ask if she could marry him after several months of dating. Viola, Kevin's mother have just lost her job and is feeling rather attached to Kevin. Charlotte starts to realize that Viola is not delighted by the idea of them getting married, so she would do anything whatsoever to stop the wedding.
Though Baptista and Viola share some similarities far as deeply loving their children and their own expectations for their romantic relationships, the way they handle the situation is much different. When it comes to Baptista, he is more demanding with his daughters, he has his reasons of why he wish for Katherine to be married before Bianca and would not change that for anyone. He’s not really forcing it to be that way, but it more like his daughters are respecting his wishes and are following that path. Moreover, Viola expresses how she feels about the situation other than being truthfully honest. Instead of telling Kevin she doesn’t want him to marry Charlotte because she’s afraid of losing him and he’s really the only family she has.Throughout the movie, Viola executes a variety of antics to make sure Charlotte doesn’t marry Kevin. These stories reflect that parents still don’t show deference or personally understand their children’s life when it comes to their love affair.
Baptista Minola. “Gentlemen, importune me no farther,
For how I firmly am resolv'd you know;
That is, not to bestow my youngest daughter
Before I have a husband for the elder.
If either of you both love Katherina,
Because I know you well and love you well,
Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.”
(Act 1, Scene 1, line 48)
In this quote Baptista is telling Lucentio and Tranio to stop begging him for permission to allowing Bianca to be married. He tells the two gentlemen, he is sticking to his word, Bianca is not to be in courtship until his oldest daughter Kate is married first.
Viola is somewhat in the same situation, but is much more complicated and stressful for her.
In this scene this is the first time Viola sees Kevin and meets Charlotte after getting fired from her career a couple months ago. She admindently develops a negative energy when seeing someone new in his life. As soon as Charlotte says yes to Kevin's proposal, Viola has thoughts of hurting charlotte. She states “Oh, Holy Spirit… surround me with light. Please rid me of my negative karma and my wickedness. Please help me be a better person. I could just kill that dog-walking slut!” The way she is handling the situation is tell the audience that she doesn’t want to even get to know Charlotte and Kevin is better off single. Compared to “The Taming of the Shrew” Viola has a lot in common with Baptista. They both have their own way of expressing their children romantic relationship. Baptista directly tells his daughters how he wishes for them to be married, while Viola does the opposite, claiming to save her son Kevin, for making the worst decision by marrying a woman she doesn't want him to marry. In order to do that, she goes through multiple task to try her best to end the relationship.
Signior Baptista, my business asketh haste,
And every day I cannot come to woo.
You knew my father well, and in him me,
Left solely heir to all his lands and goods,
Which I have bettered rather than decreased.
Then tell me, if I get your daughter’s love,
What dowry shall I have with her to wife?
After my death, the one half of my lands,
And, in possession, twenty thousand crowns.
And, for that dowry, I’ll assure her of
Her widowhood, be it that she survive me,
In all my lands and leases whatsoever.
Let specialties be therefore drawn between us,
That covenants may be kept on either hand.
(Act 2, Scene 1, line 121)
Baptista has found a special someone name Petruchio, for his daughter Katherine to marry. Petruchio is only down for the offer that was provided for him by Baptista far as the money and land if he was to marry her. Baptista claims nothing is a problem to get for him only if he wins her love, that’s the most important for Baptista.
Viola is sticking with her plan and is trying to scare Charlette away with her crazy ways.
In this part of the movie, Charlotte falls for Viola scheme and has to watch over her after her fake anxiety attack. Viola plays character and starts to annoy Charlotte in ways she wouldn’t normally act. Before she went into action with her plan, she talked to Ruby and stated, “Everybody knows when a woman marries a man she marries his mother too, right? What if I drive her crazy?” As viewers can see, Viola plan is the opposite from Baptista plan in “The Taming Shrew.” Baptista wants to find his daughter Katherine a special one to marry and when does he’s dishonest about the reasons behind the one he chosen for her, while in “Monster-in-Law,” Viola is trying her best to separate the lovers from being married. This shows that parents would do anything, weather it’s wrong or right, to have a part in the relationship.
In conclusion, in both the play and movie, they have showed us that parental interference towards courtship/dating, doesn't alway end with parents getting their way in the relationship. It all depends weather if someone is willing to take a stand for their relationship and do what it takes to manage them self. In the movie “Monster-in-Law,” when Charlotte discovered Viola scheme, she backfires and tells Viola, “this is my game now…” meaning she’s taking control and Viola now needs to back off from their life as a married couple. On the other hand, in “The Taming of the Shrew,” in Act 1, Scene 1 Katherine sorta takes a stand for herself and tells her father that he is humiliating her in public by basically calling her a whore. The reader can see that Katherine isn’t known for taking charge of things but rather brush the problem off and goes alone with what is already set for her. She is not like Charlotte in the movie and her best decision is to go with the flow of things she know isn’t working out for her but for her father and one’s around her.
Monster-in-Law - May 13, 2005, Anya Kochoff
Taming of the Shrew- March 8, 1967, William Shakespear.
Have you ever felt like something was holding you back from really living your life? I once felt the same way. Every. Single. Day. I couldn’t enjoy my life in the way that I wanted to because I was different from “normal people”.
Imagine being in elementary and having someone watch over you the whole school day. You go to recess, she tells you to stop or you’ll hurt yourself, or slow down or reminds you that you can’t play that way. After, you have to be taken out of class to take medication to keep you free from injuries, and having things be the same way outside of school. That was me. I felt like my walls were too small for me to explore, I was trapped in a box. I started to hate this part of me and wonder when I could enjoy myself like other kids. I hated that I was different from other kids in my neighborhood. This is what Hemophilia did to me. What that means is my blood doesn’t clot normally. What that looks like can be pretty awful.
For example, about 4 years ago, my brother and I were playing at the park downtown. The park had large game pieces for decoration. I stood up on one of them, looked over to the next one and told myself I could make the jump. I ran and jumped off into the air. As soon as I landed, my foot slipped and I injured my leg by hitting it on the side of the game piece. I thought I was fine at first so we went on with our day. As I was walking my leg began to ache really bad. I lift my pants leg up and my calf was swollen really bad, the whole thing was purple and bruised. We went home and I took my medication. I waited a week for it to get better but there was no result. A few days later my mom took me to the Hematology clinic. The nurses ran a few test on me. They told me I had an inhibitor. My medication wasn’t working properly for me so the healing took even longer after getting hurt. Not being able to walk, stand or even sleep the way you want to for almost a whole month, are somethings you wouldn’t want to live with.
I didn’t want to miss anymore days of school, so I was told to use a wheelchair until my leg was fully healed. The first day back at school after the incident was annoying for me. I had a lot of different people I knew, and some that I didn’t know, come up to me saying things like, “What happened?”, “How long until you can walk again?” or “Dang, I wouldn’t want to be you.” The entire time I wanted to respond, “Do you think I would want to be myself right now?”Day in, day out I have to suffer from my own life of living with a disorder I didn’t ask for. I can’t even go to school and perform simple tasks, such as writing or walking, without getting a messed up leg or having my finger having a spontaneous swelling. Yeah it seems like something small but knowing things like that will happen again constantly leaves no room forgetting used to it. Who would want to be me?
Throughout my life I’ve loved sports, watching and playing alike. My favorites are basketball and football because I understand what’s going on, unlike with other sports. Do you remember point of time when you were younger had that perfect career for the future in mind? I always wanted to be a football player. It didn’t matter what team I would play for, as long as it was a good team. My position, quarterback or Wide receiver. When I was old enough to play for a team, I asked my dad if he could sign me up for a neighborhood football team. I remember him looking at me and doing a short laugh. Then he saw that I was serious.
He told me what I always hear. “ Listen, I know you love football, I would sign you up tomorrow if I could. But you know you can’t play a sport like that, it’s too rough for you. Just try to look for something different, and?” There was no point of trying to argue and getting my point across. I wanted to hear something different like “Yeah you can play but just be careful” or “You’ll need extra gear to protect you.” I would’ve done anything to play football. The way I felt that day, it was truly heartbreaking. As life went on for me, I began to feel like I had no purpose, but to go to school and get good grades. I hid my pain deep down inside and accepted the box I was living in.
My freshmen year of high school, I took my father's advice and looked for different things I thought I would enjoy. I went to a few robotic club meetings at first but it was boring, really boring for me. Later in that school year, I started to go to art club because some of my friends thought I was really good. I did go to a couple art classes at Moore College of Art and Design back in middle school, so I thought why not improve my drawing skills. I enjoyed it but I didn’t stay for long. I felt like I was missing something. Something like the excitement, that adrenaline running through my veins. Competition. I wanted something that would keep me going and motivated. My sophomore year I tried out for a sport I wasn’t so good at, track & field. I was a little nervous at first, I was afraid I wasn’t fast enough but I tried out anyway. track & field wasn’t on the list of sports I couldn’t play, neither was baseball, but I felt more comfortable with track. My first year of track, I was disappointed with my performance. I have a lot to learn so I planned to continue my junior and senior year.
At this point of my life, being more mature and accepting that space I was stuck in for so long, helped me see that this box has so much to offer to me, and I was blinded by the things I wanted most. When everything I needed was right in front of my face. Growing up, I believe so much was given to me for having Hemophilia. I’m giving a big thank you to St. Christopher’s Hospital,Hematology specifically. They provide so much for me and my family, things such as being able to see different events for free. Santa and Channel 6 news coming to my home and giving us with amazing gifts twice, and being selected by Make-A-Wish Foundation. My wish was having a whole week vacation to Disneyworld and Universal Studios Florida. When there’s something bad in your life, you always have to look on the bright side. I believe God gave me this blood disorder for a reason and I just have to find it while I’m still young, instead of complaining all my life about how I can’t do certain things. I’m starting to understand, there's a lot of things I can do in the world and have accomplished. I once felt like hemophilia was holding me back from living my life, but being different can lead to different and amazing possibilities.
The hood is a place where the majority of the population is African American, living in a poverty-stricken place where families live in peril day by day trying to better their lives. As I stated in my source “(“Differenecebetween.net”), “Hood” and “ghetto” are places where one does not want to live, and it’s hard for black men to get it out of them. For example, Ice Cube song “Why We Thugs”. This is a great example because throughout Ice Cube’s history he’s been through and experienced “the hood”. In his intro, it states “Yeah, every hood’s the same”, and throughout the song, he starts to explain what he means by that. The U.S government establishes gun shops and liquor stores into these poor neighborhoods, then the world wonders why people living there become thugs and gangsters.
What caused “the hood” to develop? Based off the U.S. government.org, during the 20th century, there was a policy to segregate the country making low-interest mortgages available to families through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). African American families at the time were legally entitled to these loans but were sometimes denied these loans because many of the black neighborhoods throughout the country were labeled “in decline”. Meaning black people could not get their loans to pay off good houses. After the end of World War II, the government supported white families with loans to move to suburbs, while black families were evicted from their communities to build highways. Since their homes were labeled “in decline”, the government forced these families into federal homes called “the projects”. To continue building “these projects” many more African Americans households were destroyed. As it was said in “Wikipedia/Racial Segregation” “Because these properties were summarily declared to be “in decline,” families were given pittances for their properties, and were forced into federal housing called “the projects”. To build these projects, still more single-family homes were demolished.” This is where it all began, the whites in power created their own way of living, taking care of “their people by giving them more money than they needed and placing them in great homes and neighborhoods. Meaning “the hood” is a problem because it’s a space that Blacks have been forced into by white policy While they divided African Americans from the whites, placing them in urban areas with nothing but their families with no money or work. As time moved on, it became a generational poverty, the black neighborhoods remained poor and were provided with guns and drugs and no education. It got worse and worse each year, blacks were exposed to new things and used it against each other causing more crime and white Americans deeply implicated in the “ghetto.”
Therefore, these stereotypical names all come from the wealthy white people who look at the black community as senseless “low-life” human beings. A place that they think don’t care about their education and only wants drugs and crime. But in reality, they’re the ones who really care and have been chasing for education and wealthiness for generations, and most of the time couldn’t make it because the government doesn't want to see the black community succeed. A great example for that is back when Donald Trump was running for President. When he was Toledo Ohio, Trump stated “ The violence. The death. The lack of education. No jobs. We’re going to work with the African-American community and we’re going to solve the problem of the inner city”. We’re going to bring safety back. You can’t walk out the street, you buy a loaf of bread and you end up getting shot. So we’re going to work very strongly with the African American community.” Just like Donald Trump, wealthy Americans want the world to see them as people who want better for this community, when in fact they create the inequality and problems, white institutions maintain it and white society condones it.
When asked, slavery, segregation, systemic poverty is what caused the black community to be forced to live the lives they were given with unemployment, drug abuse, and high murder rates, having it harder for them to succeed the way they want.
Mi nombre es Zaire y en mi opinión, el norte y el sur de Filadelfia es mi comunidad. Me crié en Philadelphia del Sur pero vivo en norte de Filadelfia hace 3 años. Barrio norte Filadelfia es conveniente y tranquilo. Las personas que viven en mi aquí son sutiles y fácil ir. Los murales en Filadelfia del norte son en su mayoría palabras de aliento a la gente de la comunidad. Por otro lado, del sur de Filadelfia es más complejo y diverso. Las personas son sociales y están más comprometidas. Mayoría de la obra de arte en el sur de Filadelfia es vandalismo y graffiti hecho por miembros de las pandillas. Sin embargo, existe el graffiti narra la historia de las personas que viven allí.
Mi mural se ubicaría en un lugar donde puede ver todo el norte y el sur de Filadelfia. Mi mural está situado en el centro de la ciudad en una pared cerca de la autopista. Elegir esta ubicación porque es una de las maneras más rápidas para conseguir los lugares es por la carretera. En otras palabras, en la forma y del norte o del sur de Filadelfia, puedo ver mi mural.
Algunos de lo diferentes elemento de mi mural es que viene directamente desde el corazón. El significado de mi mural respecto a personas que no aprecian de donde vienen. El tema de mi mural es representar de donde vienes, que ya establecido. El mensaje que estoy tratando de comunicar es mostrar orgullo de donde vienes o donde vives.
El arte público para mí es cómo expresan cómo te sientes. Por lo tanto, mi obra es arte público. Mis opiniones en mi diseño es que donde vienes deben simbolizar de dónde eres originalmente, a pesar del barrio donde vive ahora.
Cuando estalló la revolución, Pancho Villa fue un bandido de poca monta y bandolero en norte de México. Pronto tomó el control de su banda de asesinos y hechos revolucionarios fuera de ellos. Madero logró alinear a todos sus antiguos aliados a excepción de Villa, que fue aplastada cuando
“The mural has been a blessing to our community’s sense of self-eseem. Our residents who signed the petition for the neighborhood improvement now feel a sense of ownership and responsibility. Also, with the mural there, the elders who remember Jackie Robinson now have gotten together to talk about him…He opened the door for other sports players of Afrikan ancestry.:
3-17-16 Soy yo
de una familia fuerte
Somos productos de las Américas
No somos Mexicanos, Vivimos en America
La lengua de pollo y arroz
Soy de familia
De dos padres cariñosos
Cuatro hermanas mayores fuertes
Dos hermanos mayores valientes
Un hermano del aprendizaje
En mi familia
Soy yo el segundo más joven
Que quiera tener éxito en la vida
Mi familia tiene muchos talentos
Mi hermanas son bueno a caballo obra
Mi hermanos y yo son bueno a dibujar
Mi padre es bueno a tecnología
Familia se define como un grupo específico de personas
que pueden estar formados por parejas,
hijos , padres , tíos , primos y abuelos .
I made the slide look the way it does because I believe my background is saying if you work hard for something you really want you will be successful and following your dream. What influenced me to make this decision is that I don't give up on my dream so I will work hard to get to that dream. The way I created my slide is first I added my background by clicking on "background" then I typed in big dreams and that image came up, so I liked it and put it up. Then I went to art word and put work hard dream big and edit the words.