Saturday, February 7, 2015

Catherine Grimley- home

-       -There is a beach located behind Bayshore Road but the people living in the gated streets along Bayshore can only access that beach. In order to build community, I think a public road should be made so that the whole community can enjoy the beach.
         -There is a large area behind Shadow Ridge that is full of dead bushes, trees, and other plants. I think this area should be cleared and made into a football/soccer field for the many kids of the neighborhood to play on.
         -There is a community park on the corner of Mary Kate Drive and Edmund Drive already, however I believe that a community garden should be there as well. It would give not only kids but also adults a chance to build community and grow some great things in the process.

Commonweal Lab #8- Home by: Catherine Grimley 
Increases Community
Decreases Community
Cole de sacs
Tall bushes blocking houses
Pools and trampolines
Gated streets
Kids playing in front yard
Signs saying to stay off the lawn

Kaylin Thistle

     I haven’t been able to look at my phone and computer for a couple of hours now, I feel like I am not exactly missing out on what is happening at school or even just with popular people on instagram, but its just that I’m so used to checking my phone every five minutes when I’m not dancing or in school classes.   

      With not looking at any technology I have found things around my house to keep me busy. I used to make hair bows so I started up again, which is nice so I can sell them and make some money. Though I couldn’t look up new bow ideas online so I had to improvise. Which isn’t a bad thing it just means I will have to learn from my mistakes.  This shows that I would always rely on others to help me, not experimenting because I always wanted to make sure I was doing it right. Sometimes drawing outside the lines is a good thing.

      I live at school and so do all of my friends, so being at home and not having technology is difficult. Not being able to call someone or even a simple text (though no one actually ever texts me) is a struggle. Missing out on all the drama going on about who broke up with whom or if anyone got big news from an audition.  Mainly the only way news gets around at this school is by our phones.

      With Building social capital for me with technology helps keep in touch. I meet many new people every dance convention I go to, and I go to a lot of them through out the year. Friends that will last a long time, but a convention is only 3 days long and with getting each others numbers and instagram usernames helps us see what each other are doing and if they are going to a convention that I am going to.  Today one of my friends that I made over my five-week summer intensive in Miami was coming to UNCSA for a summer audition. She had known I went to this school and she was able to text me a couple of days prier to her arrival that she was coming so we were able to meet up and catch up on things, of course all dance related! A couple of days after my trial was over I had posted a picture of us on instagram. Though we had only know each other for five weeks we had a very strong friendship.  After the five weeks were over we had made a group chat so we could all text each other (which we still have to this day). Seeing everyone’s crazy snapchat stories is always fun and seeing what they are up to with instagram.  

    At breakfast the next day I didn’t have anything to look at so I was hoping to talk to my parents while I cooked my oatmeal, but that didn’t really happen. My dad was busy looking at the news on his laptop and my mom was checking her Facebook feed. So as I was asking how they slept last night and what they had planned for that day I didn’t get a respond until I called out “mom” or “dad”. I got a “what?” or “huh?” out of them, then what I thought they had heard the question they would just say “oh good”, not really knowing what I had said. They were glued to the screens of their laptops not knowing what was going on outside of their little world.  So I ate in quiet, which was weird since I’m use to talking to my roommate a breakfast, or at least someone. When kids, parents, anyone in this universe is looking at their phones, talking on them, listening to music, or anything that involves technology, they have no idea of the outside world. We can be completely oblivious with what we are doing that we don’t know what we are doing in real life. That’s not something to be proud of! 
Kaylin Thistle

I interviewed Mitchell Who is in the Drama Department at UNCSA

I asked Mitchell a bunch of random questions about himself, then after he asked me the same questions. Its funny how some of our answers  are the same and some are totally different! The difference between Mitchell and I are that he is a Male, 2 years older than me and in the drama department.

Q: What makes you, you?
Mitchells Answers: Family, how I was raised with religious point and values. Going from public middle school to a private high school then here. All the experiences formed into one.
My Answers: Moving to four different states and going to a lot of different dance schools. I had gotten a lot of different experiences with meeting many people I learned the way I want to present myself. 

Q: What are your secret talents?
Mitchells Answer: Chopping Wood
My Answers: I can bend my thumb into my wrist

Q: Where were you born?
Mitchells Answer: Greensboro
My Answer: Byfield, Massachusetts

Q: Where is your dream place to live?
Mitchells Answer: Salzburg, Austria
My Answer: Hawaii

Q: What is your favorite food?
Mitchells Answer: A Good Burger
My Answers: Chinese Food  

Q: What is your favorite clothing store?
Mitchells Answer: American eagle
My Answer: American eagle

Q: Who is one person that inspires you?
Mitchells Answer: Patrick Stewart
My Answer: Amy Yakima

Q: Why did you come to UNCSA?
Mitchells Answer: I got in, Came to summer session 3 years ago and just thought it would be cool to audition.
My Answer: I wanted a fresh new start, new school, new people, and it seemed like a great place to go to school, with a great dance program.

Q: Cookies or cream?
Mitchells Answer: Cream
My Answer: Cream

Q: What is the meaning of life?
Mitchells Answer: Trying to figure out wither when something happens it was meant to happen or if it was made to happen.
My Answer: knowing that every life has a meaning

Q: What show do you watch on Netflix?
Mitchells Answer: Community, Doctor Who, Game of thrones
My Answer: Greys Anatomy

Q: Can you whistle?
Mitchells Answer: Yes!
My Answer: Yes!

Q: What is tour favorite senior memory
Mitchells Answer: The moment after split ended
My Answer: …I’m not a senior!

Q: What is your most prized possession?
Mitchells Answer: The actual Rj lupin wand from Harry Potter, My brother brought it back from Scotland for me.

My Answer: My baby blankets, to which I still have to this day, they are the first things I got from my parents. It’s my memory of them.