You're Not The Only One

Isabella c

The person I interviewed was:

My Auntie Lori

What years were you in middle school (7th-8th garde)?


What kinds of music, movies, and fashion were popular at the time?

music: Disco and Pop
movies: The Bad News Bears, Freaky Friday, and The Omen
fashion: Bell bottom pants, platform shoes, silk print shirts, Afro hair

What were your favorite activites in middle scholl? What were your hobbies and interest?

Favorite activities: going to the mall, bus rides downtown, going shopping, buying Ked sneakers, and riding bikes
Hobbies: drawing
Interests: sports, and boys

What job/interest/activities do you have now? Is there a connection between what you liked back then and what you enjioy today?

Job: MRI tech
Interests: drawing, gardening,going to the beach, having a girls night out, and family dinners.
Hobbies: drawing, gardening, going to the beach,, having a girls night out, and family dinners.
Connections: She stills goes to the mall, still draws, and still watches sports.

What was the best part about being in middle school?

Having some independents, and being older.

What was the worst part of middle school?

Public speaking because she was always scared to speak in crowds.

How would you describe your middle school self?

Funny with friends in a small group, but shy with a big group with people she didn't know.

What advise about growing up would you give kids my age?

Have an open mind when meeting new people and doing new things.

Has has technology changed your life from middle school to now?

She could only talk on the phone at home, for a short period of time, if her siblings weren't on the phone. You couldn't use a computer because she didn't have one, she only had books.

How have the school materials changed and the ciriculum.

There were no computers, only typewriters, no internet, couldn't call friends because her sister was always on the phone, everything was written on paper, no calculates, no maniacal pencils, and the way they teach math. No digital clock, no TV, and you could go home for lunch.