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Living within an economic crisis, leaves people with a lot to endure. The consequences are awful, as both the Great Depression and the Great Recession caused a crash in the stock market. Many Jobs were laid off as a result, particularly the primary and successful companies within the US. The economy was not only affected within the US but also globally. Without economic improvement, the US would simply not have been strong enough in the world. The poverty needed to be reduced, higher education needed to be pursued and health care needed improvement as well. Reflection of the past is greatly vital especially now that the economy is better off than it was when Roosevelt and Hoover were in the picture. President Barack Obama is now in their footsteps and his outlook seems to be quite similar to Roosevelt’s. The Great recession only occurred because attempts of help failed, regarding the Great Depression. This suggests that mistakes are being repeated to cause another economic crisis after the Great Depression; the Great Recession.
The history within the struggle that people lived through, is represented in this comic to enlighten people who may be younger than a teenager. The depths within the history of the United States are shown in this comic. World War I was greatly responsible for all of the occurrences that are displayed figuratively and literally.
In the introduction page, there are two boxes; one representing the Great Depression and another representing the Great Recession. There are also two clouds representing the two presidents. The sole reason why Roosevelt and Hoover are two clouds is because both are from the past, intended to look eerie and cloudy since they are no longer current. The comic is set up so that one can differentiate between each cloud and box because one will always be greater than the other. For instance, The Great Depression was greater than the Great Recession, therefore it is a rectangle withholding greater volume than the Great Recession’s cartoon representative. Furthermore, as Hoover was greater in size than Roosevelt, one can assume that their ghosts would reflect this size difference. That is how the two cloud cartoons are set up to be differentiated. Overall, this cartoon is meant to entertain and inform a young audience about all the factors that play into the Great Depression and the Great recession.
Crossing boundaries can be both physical and mental and happens in many cases. When one crosses a boundary they can do it with or without the knowledge of them actually doing it. In this case my mother actually crossed two boundaries as you know. One being the boundary of comfort and the boundary of responsibility. In the case of my mother crossing her boundaries made a plus, even if some negative things happened without the situation. When one crosses a boundary it can set both cost and benefits it just determines on what the boundary is. While I was doing this project I learned many things I didn't know about my mother and sisters. I honestly would not do nothing different then what I did maybe interview my sister Tiffany. Tiffany is the middle child with her son is the care of someone else. The only reason why I did not interview her is because the whole story is very emotional and with the problems she was diagnosed with she would make the story more sad then it is and its hard for her to talk about that story because it's a huge part of her life. I believe that my peers were right, I took great time and I believe that my overall topic was very interesting and even though teen pregnancy story's are common today the added information with the lies and my sisters conditions make it better.
If one wants cross boundaries they have to be willing to be brave, give it all they have and make sacrifices. It also comes with a lot of self motivation; to make a change one must feel very strong and confident about their goal. Crossing boundaries takes time and usually it is hard to do it on your own; one should accept help from others.
This was my first time using Audacity so I had problems editing things. I would recommend to use Garageband to avoid such confusion. I did not quite understand the way it was set up and wished things were more clear.
Throughout this project I learned how make a podcast. The examples that were given to us in class were very helpful. Before this was assigned to me, I did now know all they key elements to make a well rounded interview. I used what I learned for my final project; an intro, deep question, a conclusion and a reflection. The interviews we listened to gave me great ideas for how ask questions that will get the speaker to go into depth about the topic.
I definitely feel that my strengths of this project was how the story was told and how it effected Julie’s life. I was able to get her to tell me things that I did not even know, and that ended up helping me to get more information on how exactly she crossed boundaries. Almost none of my questions made her have a one or two word answer, which was good. Another thing that made this project good was how we were both able to relate and have a great conversation about the topic. One thing that I do not believe that I did well on was my editing.
Kenyatta Bundy Jr
This project was an eye-opener for me in more ways than one. This project revealed a few things for me that I didn’t expect it to do. Those things include, understanding of my father, understanding of how GarageBand works, as well as what it means to really struggle and overcome boundaries at a young age. This project allowed for my father and I to sit down and have a deep conversation that was unlike any other that I’ve ever had with him. The deep interaction that occurred allowed for all walls to be broken down and the truth to come out. Throughout this project, I realized some of my own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to podcasts and creating them as well as when it comes to the interviewing process. The strengths that appeared for me during this time included; my mastering of GarageBand, as well as asking the necessary questions that allow for a true story to be told by the other person. I was able to get my father to talk for over an hour and fifteen minutes with only about ten simple questions. Although I had to edit about 90% of it out of my podcast in order to make it only twelve to fifteen minutes, this long conversation allowed for me to get some things that I normally would not have been told if I only asked simple questions about the specific story. Once the interview/conversation process was over, the editing had to begin and this is where I believe I did the very best. The cutting out, and mixing and mashing of different parts of the conversation in order to get a good twelve minutes of recording allowed for the best podcast that I could produce. With the many positives that I just talked about, it’s obvious that I would have a few weaknesses considering no one is perfect. My most apparent weakness came from my procrastination as well as lack of overall focus on the project after the recording was finished. Although I do not think my procrastinating affected the final outcome of the project, I do believe that if I were to actually not procrastinate I would have been a little less stressed out about the entire thing. To conclude this I would just like to say how much I enjoyed this project, and thank you whomever you may be for listening to this, and also thank Ms. Pahomov for allowing us to do this project.