The Visionary Woman

How she spread her "ambition" amongst others

Awareness

What does it mean to be media literate? In my opinion I think it is the ability to understand how mass media works, how they are organized, and how to use them wisely. I think it means to be aware of the media around us and to be able to analyze the messages that they throw at us. It’s to be able to sit down and watch an advertisement and to really break down what is really being said. The term media literate means understanding and being able to comprehend the media. Media is many forms of communication, including newspapers, magazines, and billboards, radio, television, CD’s, video games, and computer games A media literate person can understand the basic usage of various media, and enjoys their use in a voluntarily way. Media literate people are in control of his or her media experiences. It is amazing how the media has become such a major part of our culture and the influence it has on the population. I have also realized that we are bombarded with media so understanding it is the key to understanding our own society and the values within. Its necessary for people to be media literate because it helps us protect ourselves from pressures from advertising and other media forms of pressures. It helps build communication skills, encourages people to consider multiple interpretations of media messages, and improve media use habits. The purpose of media literacy is to empower young people to understand the mass media and how it works so that they can be in control of this important aspect of their own lives.


Analysis of "Now we strike"

Maserati in the commercial "Now we Strike"(2014), originates a new perspective on luxurious cars that authenticates the originality in their new advanced car, Ghibli. The ostentatious car company tackles their perception of a perfect car by illustrating the concept of time spent on the making of the vehicle. Maserati conveys the idea of dealing with the competition of other car companies ("We had to learn how to deal with them") and learning how to over come the rivalry. They emphasize how microscopic they are but reiterating their momentum ("We were small but fast"). Maserati asserts that cleverness is more important than size and articulates the priority of working hard and trust ones gut feeling. The company's purpose is to display the concentrated labor done on the car in order "STRIKE" out every other vehicle out on the market. The prestigious car company manifests the drudgery of every day workers who may appear minuscule in some eyes but ultimately transpire to be substantial.

DANGEROUS EPIDEMIC BREAKING OUT

Alysha Noorani, Staff Reporter

Wed March 12 2014


UNITED STATES - A startling epidemic has broken out amongst numerous teenagers around the United States called “Senioritis.” Recent studies found that senioritis is the most common disease found in high school students. One identifying feature about this disease is that it is caught amongst only seniors in their last year of high school, hence the name “senioritis.”

This disease has gone viral and is dangerous. Scientist predict that there is a small chance it won’t be caught by any seniors. Doctors advise parents to keep a look out for any of the following symptoms that may show a terrible case of the crippling disease: Lack of motivation, laziness, excessive sleep in class, outstanding absences, suffering grades, lack of study habits, and repetitive tardiness. Doctor Patel states “If conditions have gone to the extreme such has profuse vomiting, sleeping until noon, lack of hygiene, no motivation to get dressed in the morning or even incessant parent nagging, please bring your child to the hospital at once to be treated.Studies say the first case of senioritis was discovered in 1957. Most students were unaware they were caught with the disease until almost the end of the school year, when it was too late.


Cindy Crocker states, “Most people don’t realize how serious this disease really is and unknowingly don’t see their family physicians. We have seen many seniors being taken to the hospital due to outrageous "sleep comas". Please see your doctors!” Teachers encourage students to receive help and ask parents to encourage their children to push themselves and get through the year. Doctors currently are trying to find a cure but seem notice the disease mysteriously disappear after graduation. Please call the senioritis 24-hour hotline at 1(800) HELPMECAUSEIMASTUPIDSENIOR if you are seeking help.

Passion for Teaching Children

1984 Theme song

Taylor Swift - Eyes Open (Lyric Version)

Keep your eye open

This song is reminder for Winston and the citizens of Ingsoc to "keep your eyes open". The meaning of that is to watch out for the government because the Oceanians are being watched by telescreens and the thoughtcrime police at all times. "Even when you're sleeping" is a reminder that the Ingsoc government is always watching you, even when you aren't conscious of it. This is something Winston didn't keep in mind when Julia and him stayed in the room above Mr. Chairington's shop. Unfortunately they were caught and turned in. This song is a suggestion to the Oceania people to watch their backs and that everything will essentially be okay. "Everybody's watching to see the fallout", this lyric refers to the government. The government sits and waits to see people like Winston, who are rebellious, to come along so they can straighten them out by torture as well as the people of oceania such as Proles. "Every lesson forms a new scar".This line refers to Winston when he gets caught they completely brainwash him and tell him he was wrong. The "scars" in this case are physical because he was tortured so much as well as leaving a scar in his mind about Big Brother. "They never thought you would make it this far". This is a lyric that refers to Winston as well, he was sneaking around for a while before he got caught by the thoughtpolice. The song gives people hope to continue trying to overcome dictatorship and stand up for yourself, just as if Winston did in some of the book. It also is a reminder to the people of Oceania, mainly the Proles, that they must be aware of their surroundings and not blind to the important details.

"Keep your eyes open" lyrics

"Eyes Open"

Everybody's waiting
Everybody's watching
Even when you're sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open

The tricky thing
Is yesterday we were just children
Playing soldiers
Just pretending
Dreaming dreams with happy endings
In backyards, winning battles with our wooden swords
But now we've stepped into a cruel world
Where everybody stands and keeps score

Keep your eyes open

Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open

So here you are, two steps ahead and staying on guard
Every lesson forms a new scar
They never thought you'd make it this far
But turn around (turn around), oh they've surrounded you
It's a showdown (showdown) and nobody comes to save you now
But you've got something they don't
Yeah you've got something they don't
You've just gotta keep your eyes open

Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes

Keep your feet ready
Heartbeat steady
Keep your eyes open
Keep your aim locked
The night goes dark
Keep your eyes open

(Keep your eyes open [4x])

Everybody's waiting for you to breakdown
Everybody's watching to see the fallout
Even when you're sleeping, sleeping

Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open
Keep your ey-eyes open

Reflection Of this Year

My prodigious impression of this Class

I walked in on the first day of this semester expecting to be sitting in a Senior British Language Arts class. I was immediately caught by surprise when I heard the class was changed to “Media Literacy”. The student’s reactions were habitual but I was actually exuding with curiosity. What is “Media Literacy” exactly? My mind whispered with questions. After our first assignment, I finally realized what this class is truly about; Perspective. It’s your outlook onto the world. Once I realized this I was ecstatic! I was finally taking a class where I could express my TRUE opinion on the world, not what I was “suppose” to say, not what I was expected to say in my essays, but what I truly thought and my pure opinions. This class taught me to look beyond ordinary and look outside of the box. We are given a sensible topic and expected to go outside of our comfort levels and think beyond the galaxy. After three years of reading books that had no correlation to the “real world”, I finally came across 1984. This book was quite frustrating at first because it required extensive thought to understand what was happening in the book. After reading half way through the book you would catch me sitting on the tip of my chair to see what was going to happen next. A lot of student were just plain confused and found the book “stupid”, but I thought the book was intriguing. It showed courage, curiosity, fear, strength, love, and hate. I was very confused at first due to the numerous paradoxes throughout the book but once you went beyond the average mind you saw the beauty of the book which is crucial to learn at this age. I think reading 1984 is perfect before graduating and going off to college. It teaches us the reality of the world and life. It teaches us the trance most people are in and make you open your eyes to your surroundings. I recommend continuing this book so students can learn the many astonishing lesson of the book. I loved this class because ALL of the assignments have an ACTUAL meaning. I always hear kids say “why do we have to do this assignment it doesn’t even help us in real life?” and I’m relieved to say that I have finally been in one class where every assignment has a “real life” connotation behind it.