Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
So that's all for now.
Pristine Signing Out
On Thursday, Nana, Nyeisha, Sely, Emily, and I went to Nick News. Nana, Nyeisha, and I were interviewed about the topics that have been the most talked about lately: the Iraq War, the economy, health care, terrorism, the environment, and immigration.
There was a van that picked us up from HL and drove us down to Lucky Duck Productions. In the van, we talked about what we were most comfortable talking about on camera. When we got there, everyone was super nice, and we got sodas (to eat wth our pizza,) from a really cool, vintage soda machine.
Nyeisha was the first to go. The woman who interviewed her said she did a great job, and said that I was up next. I was really nervous at first, but I knew I would be happy I did it after it was done. They ran a microphone through my shirt, and put powder on my face (real star treament : ) JKJK) And then the interviewer started asking me questions. I talked about the war in Iraq, terrorism, and immigration. I think we all did pretty well, so hopefully they don't edit us out :)
The Nick News that we did is coming on April 13th, I'm not sure what time, but check it out!
It was such a good experience, and oppurtunity to be able to talk about my opinions, and hopefully make a difference. Hopefully, this will just be the beginning of oppurtunities like this for HL. I am so greatful to have been chosen, good thing I made the age limit. Usually, I don't like speaking in public, or being on camera, but I think I'm getting a lot better at it.
P.S. I'm sorry I couldn't come to the staff meeting.
Friday, March 28, 2008
There she is, the new addition to the family....
Last but not least I want to discuss the RNC and the DNC they are both during the summer and one is in Minnesota, and the other is in Denver. I want you guys to go! (not all of you obviously!) But maybe 4 or 6 of you guys. We are currently soliciting funding and the way you guys could help is by going out and doing stories!!! Get out to events!!!! Get HarlemLIVE back out there!! the more ppl see us, the more likely it is that someone will want to TAKE u with them to these Conventions, that's what happened in 2004 to 3 students! Ask Tyrell he was one of them!!!! Nyeisha and Dyeemah could talk to you more about this. I was talking to them about it last night.
I am getting ready for my trip....I'll see you all on Monday!!! ..::besos::..
Thursday, March 27, 2008
In my opinion, I do not believe it is necessary for us to be in war. I do not think there is no possible and justified reason for the right of people to kill people. I believe though as a world power we should take an active role in the global community but I do not believe we should barge our way into another country an boss people around.
Since the beginning of our history, our early presidents promoted the idea of neutrality but as the years went on we have lost our foundation of what made our country unique and true and came up with a mutant US. Our freedom is restricted, our economy is regulated despite laissez faire, we choose sides amongst countries, etc. Though presently Americans do benefit from our new policies, does it really protect us? Protesters are arrested for the out spoken opinions but should that stop us from voicing our opinion.
In Iraq, soldiers are not the only ones dying. Insurgents, men, women, children, the spirit and history of Iraq. A life could not be measured by a number or a percentage. Yet we refer to these people as just a number or like a bug and it doesn't matter that they died. But as soon as a soldier died we hold up our hands and scream for their lives. We honor them with the same bullets that have killed them. We fight and fight to remember their lives and make sure they are not forgotten. But who will cry and fight for those stricken by war? They didn't ask for war, we inflicted it.
Why not give peace a chance? Lives are not lost by peace. War kills. Peace saves.
Today was a tough day for me i had to do a project for my journalism class today. The project was that we had to make a story and then go record it to the school studio so did it But i was so mad because I had to miss 6th period class but my 6th period teacher Ms.Caldwell didn't want to let me go and i got mad because my journalism grade for they marking period depends on that project. Finally she let me go for ten minute ONLY but when i go to the studio there were people ahead of me so i had to wait so it took me her whole period because i wait a lot. I am also tired because we did a lot of exercise in GYM soo.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
SIGNED:Te-Ga Zsa-Zsa Hamm...BLAH!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
OMG! this two days have been stressful for me but fun. On Monday I had LAB which is good because if i have lab then i don't have Gym and i Hate Gym. I am also happy because my aunt got better and because tomorrow i get my REPORT CARD!! although i know is bad but i will get better!! ::::at least i hope:::: I need to bring my grades up in GYM and Math. I am also really happy because these marking period is long and it gives me time to do work without being stressed out.Today i also met two knew guys one name Tyrell and "Nana". I was annoyed by Brad Harbans because he keeps saying that all the thing i said were "highly inappropriate". But Brad is cool. ::LoL:: So thats it i dind't have much to say today.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Te ga (sp?) and Jenny coordinate all journalists and stories going up on the site and tv show. They assign stories, look for story ideas, assist writers, help adult volunteers get acclimated and suggest classes for them to teach based on the journalists needs. They work with tying the video producers with the journalists. The assist journalist complete their beginning assignments and classes
Kiara will coordinate the transfer of Harlemlive into the new format which will allow for more consistant layout and easier ways to refresh the look and make updates quicker. She will learn new technologies from Andrea, Shem, Brad and others. She will also help to introduce new technologies to HL.
STAFF MEETING on FRIDAY. All Journalists must decide on a partner who they will work with over the next month (and possibly longer)
Chiki (get list of all journalists and make sure they are making their selections this week to be announced at the meeting) Also, we need a list of all current attending members and their main focus/tract (Journalism, Web, Video, etc) Please contact them several times this week to remind them of the staff meeting.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
After our class some of the girls and i went to cover a last minute story in 120th and Lenox Ave. It was about a rally for Charter Schools. In case you did not know Charter Schools are smaller schools outside the Border of Education. They get some money from the state and others funds from private organizations. These schools are brand new, and start with Kindergarten and first grade and then start adding more grades. Their main goal is to install the idea of going to college to younger children since they are about 4 to 5 years old. A good thing so the next generations could be more prepared and better educated.
It's Easter weekend so i hope all of you have fun, relax and sleep. Happy Easter !!! :)
WE made our switch to the new site but recognized some glitches with some of the file formats so may have to revert back to the old site for another week. We have a strong and dedicated team who have their work cut out to get all or much of the stories moved to the new site.
We had a brief scare with the tape decks but just turned out to be a networking issue and is now resolved. The iMacs are now ready for editing in the video room.
There are a lot of changes coming and that will be announced next week at the all student staff meeting. There will be formation of reporting teams and point system attached to the content created.
Get ready for a great April, May, and June as HL heads towards its 13th year.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I had interviewed somebody that works at Lifebeat today, it's a nonprofit organization that bring awareness about HIV and Aids through the music industry. It was a nice short interview, i learned a lot about their program. Their located between 44Th and 45Th and 9Th ave building 630. They give concerts for people with HIV and full blown AIDS. They have tours targeting people ages 13 to 24, giving them condoms and informing them about HIV and AIDS. And how to prevent from getting the infection. Lifebeat also have other programs, check out the website Lifebeat.org, as young adults especially we need to learn about this infection. HIV and AIDS is a very serious issue so don't be scared be aware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I learned alot more about the essentials, and I feel alot better about going on interviews, and writing stories. Katie was really nice, and she gave us some great advice about writing stories, and the different types of stories that we could possibly write.
And today I went on my first story where I interviewed someone from Hale House, an organization that takes care of abandoned children. I was really nervous at first, but I got more comfortable as the interview progressed. I'm looking forward to actually writing the story, and seeing how it turns out.
First and foremost why ? To our former governor 80,000 all that money in over four years . I ma let you in on a little secret theirs couples counseling . I suggest that when your having marital bumps along the road to work it out. Hey a great poster child for making it work are Bill , David an average American citizens . A thought you have three young daughters , when kind of picture do you want to portray . Whoops it's was already painted I hope that as you steeped down hypocrisy hit you hard. Another question why couldn't I have gotten the money for being me ? If I did you know some of it will go to charity . Then the rest will be invested into profitable venues . To our recent governor thanks for being honest at first hand it's appreciated . Even though it would have been wiser both you and your partner to stay together without cheating on one another.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I'll be back in two weeks to teach another class. Let me know if you have any more suggestions on what I should teach.
See you guys soon,
The class was really fun because most of the thing i learn today i already knew it from my journalism class in school like the 7 elements of news that are Proximity, Timeliness, Conflict, Significance, Human interest,prominence and Relevance. We also talk about from were we can get stories ideas. This class help me a lot because it improve my journalism skills and refresh my memory by talking about what i learn in my journalism class.
By take care!!!
Breaking News stories: Current events
Investigated stories: Take a lot of time, and you have to do a lot of research about a certain topic
Consumer News stories: Stories about what you buy and how it affects your life
Also when you are going to do an interview you should make sure to make some research about who you are interviewing before the day of your interview so you could be prepared and know to ask questions that are on a harder level scale. Make sure to answer the 5 W's too.
I can apply what i learned in my future stories. It would help me be more prepared for writing and interviewing people.
For the future class i think we should make an activity that will get us more involved with the class. Like for example: pick a topic and each person has to write a sentence about what they know and try to make sense of it with the collaboration of everybody.
She gave us this advise too " Good writing comes from good reporting"
Monday, March 17, 2008
I am also sad because she is my favorite aunt and the mother of my favorite cousin and it hurts me seeing her and my cousin Sad and it also hurts me seeing my mother sad.School was fine nothing interesting nothing new.Today was a happy day because i got a 94 in my journalism and because i know i pass my other classes,my mom will be so proud of me!!! Well thats all for today.
Bye, Take care
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
This week I learned how to work with the video camera, zooming in and out. At first it was difficult because there are a lot of buttons on the camera. But Matthew taught me a lot about the camera. My first images were people out on the street, based on the Governor resigning, and about Patterson taking his place. The majority of people agree with this. It was very cold that day, my hands were freezing. But we got the job done. I was working with Dyemah and Luz.
I think this is a great program cuz I'm getting experience on film that I always wanted to do. I hope I can gain greater knowledge on editing and using the camera.
The whole program is great for kids that want to follow their dreams. It's a great experience. I think everybody here is down to earth. Everybody is cool, outspoken and friendly.
We cook, we went shopping. I picked out a few items. Tonight I cooked shrimp.
I'm thankful for this program and I wish they could have a program like this for each and every borough.
Well today though i feel i reached that feeling of accomplishment!. I got accepted to Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications, one of the most competitive university to get into to study communications. I'm so happy and excited because i got accepted, the top 1 in my top 5 list. So you can imagine how i feel. Is like all the work you have done through out your high school years has been finally acknowledge, and your dreams and goals are a step closer to become reality.
As you can see this was the start of a great weekend for me and i hope that your weekend will be as good as mine or even better. Relax and get some sleep, all of us need it after a whole week of school work and stress. Take care and see you soon!!!!
Hello everybody, us as young adults need to learn about politics. We are lost in something that take up a major part in our lives. In the book Party crashing: How the Hip-Hop generation declared political independence by Keli Goff helps us understand whats going on in the political world. The book is basically about generation differences between black voters. I went to the book signing Wednesday march 12Th and learned a lot. Everybody that is born from 1984 and down are considered the Hip-Hop generation. Majority of black people especially young people don't vote or pick either a Democrat or Republican party to go with, they are going with the independent party now. And if young adults do vote it's like their votes are invisible. We need to do something about this. Whoever doesn't have this book should pick this book up and get to reading. If at age please vote, politics concerns everybody!!!!
i got into alot today at hl i started to get an feel of how to upload the videos and story onto the new site. i got to help rich get a start up on his selling on ebay. we also got to see my creative side because i was trying to do the whole ebay and website thing by myself for a change althou i had alot of help.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
It's so important for everyone to blog on the regular, ....to say what's going on with each of you, what you're working on, issues you're having in and out of HarlemLive that help us know and support you well.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
today i got a chance to upload some videos and get a chance to see how i can upload videos to the new website. i try ed out new soft wear and got hooked on it and now I can really see myself using it at home. I've been away and now I'm back so Harlemlive get ready fro more blogs from me...peace...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I want to also have my story regarding the Malcolm X discussion done my next week as well.
Warning: CNN News, and CBS News are all raving about the power of Green Tea.
The effects of Green Tea may include
*MASSIVE Fat Loss
*Less Chance of Stroke
P.s.USE CONDOMS EVERYTIME YOU DO THE DO!!!
Monday, March 10, 2008
I am here at HL with a head and back pain but still here. In the other hand i am happy because my mom is finally coming tomorrow. I am also happy because some teachers game me my grades and i have pass them all at least science and math that for me are the most important. I am happy because my mother is coming and i finally get to go out because my father didn't let me go out. Today have been a horrible day in school because i had this back pain the whole day and didnt let me concentrate in what i ws actually doing in school. Well see you later.
Friday, March 7, 2008
We bring more than a paycheck to our loved ones & family.
We bring more than a paycheck to our loved ones & family.
We bring asbestosis, silicosis, brown lung, black lung disease.
Radiation hits the children before they really been conceived.
I wanted more pay, but all I've got today is more than I bargained for when I walked through that door.
Workers lend an ear
Its important that you know
with every job there is the fear
that disease will take its toll
if not disease then injury
may befall your lot
if not injury then stress
is going to tie you up in knots.
Wats goodie its really really pouring outside what a wet day. I finally just finish my profile for the second time idk how it erase the first time maybe cause i really didn't know how to work this computer like that but now that i know its so simple. Then i sent my profile to editors, i had gotten one respond back but now i need two more hopely they right me back . But hopely the rain stop don't want to go home in the pouring rain and i was waiting all week for the weekend which i wanted to enjoy so it needs to stop for now and it could start back Monday if it want. Later though enjoy your weekend bye!!!!!!!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Now, for the actual thing I wish to discuss in my first blog, well not really discuss, but post I suppose.
On the 27th of February in my Journalism class we were discussing the male perception of females, and the topic of how some males get very upset when turned down, and call girls all types of names came up. Strangely enough, on the 28th, the day after the heated yet comical discussion in class, I ran into the exact same situation we had been discussing. What's posted below is what I scrawled in the back of my notebook after the incident, and I just typed it up on the computer tonight to share. I'd say it's rated PG-13? My passion is creative writing so it's story-like rather than story-like:
So, what do you all think? I'm especially interested in what the males reading have to say on the topic since there aren't many in my Journalism class.
~ ~ Train from doctor to school ~
“Can I sit down next to you?”
The first response that came to mind was, “Sure you can but may you? No,” because my teachers had always drilled it into my head.
Instead I frowned and moved my bag, even while observing all the empty seats on the train. There were about ten other people in the train car, scattered in all the different seats available. At almost two in the afternoon there should have been a few more people on the train, but I figured that was because of the homeless person.
I turned back to the man, either flirting with me or picky about his seat like I was.
He smiled and I smiled back because I’m pleasant that way. When he moved to sit down, the train swaying side to side as it barrelled down the tracks, he made a caress of using my thigh to keep from falling.
“Don’t touch me like that,” I said, and he scooted over and turned as much as he was able to in his puffy winter coat.
“What?” he asked, his milky blue eyes wide and his dry lips parted.
“Don’t touch me like that,” I repeated, turning my head to look at him.
That incredulous look was still on his face and he said, almost sincerely, “I didn’t want to fall. I just touched you so I wouldn’t fall. Is it such a big deal?” I frowned and turned my head away, burying the lower half of my face behind the scarf wrapped around my neck, nodding. “It ain’t such a big deal. Is it a big deal?”
I looked at him again, took in the look on his pock-marked and clearly over thirty features and said slowly, “Yes…it is.”
He made a bigger deal of getting up than he did sitting down, knocking into me while nearly shouting, “Fuck you then, you stupid bitch.” Stumbling to the door that led to the next train car he made sure to step on my whole left foot on his way out. The train still only had 10 other people on it, and the homeless man in the corner opposite of me started coughing again.
I slouched in the two seater in my little corner of the train, turned up my music, face back to hiding beneath my scarf to hide my smile.
People amuse me.
Some people say I isolated myself by sitting in the corner 'alone', but when there are only 10 people on the train and 10 different sizes of benches to sit on, who really bunches up with other people? And then others say I invited him by smiling, but I'm still learning about certain male perceptions, and how even though my smile was a 'Hail fellow well met' kind of smile others may see it as an 'OMG come do me in the corner' kind of smile.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Its me Stephanie here at HL. Today at HL i learn how to use a camera a little bit and today and this week i have met new people here at HL. I am also confused because really have ideas of what my next story will be about but i actually don't know which one to do o f they are good enough. My email editor has also help me out giving me ideas that they think will be good for me to write about. Today in school there was nothing much i was just being a good girl studying. I am happy this week because daylight saving time begins this saturday so now it will darkens later than now and is something i like because is depressing seeing darkness at 5:30 PM. I am also really happy because my mother is coming soon and i really miss her!!!.
well see you and remember to change your clock this SUNDAY 9th!!!!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Hi! I'm Dyeemah (Die-ee-muh), and this is my first post : )
I'm fifteen, and I go to Beacon High School. I'm very interested in writing, and I think journalism. Today was my first official day at HarlemLive, and I was very excited to get started. Although I was a bit nervous, everyone was very accomadating, and I felt very comfortable. I really should be doing homework now, so I'll say goodbye now. Adios!
Monday, March 3, 2008
I guess i did something right and my work got recognized. I'm still going to do video and now i'm interested in journalism and web design. I want to do everything.
Right now, 7:45 pm-HarlemLive are having a conversation about relationships and is really interesting. I'm happy that i have this intership at harlemLive and i'm happy to say that i can consider it as my 2nd home.
it been pretty cool to see how many people still freak when they see too people from
different race going out it really funny. this story will hopefully change the way people look at in interracial dating.see you later.love,peace, and hair grease.
This program is very different, something i never experienced before. It is fun but im also learning and meeting new people whom is very nice by the way . I thought it would be hard and un comfortabele but it feels like i been here for a while. I hope it gets better, even though it cant get no better than this. This is going to be a great experience and i hope i could conribute alot to harlem live.