Appreciate Staff

Imagine strolling through campus.  You imagine walking through the with nice lush green grass, trees kept trim, everything looking clean.  Now imagine it with grass up to your knees, trees hanging all over, garbage blowing in the wind.  Go into the dorms and there’s last Saturdays night after party still in the sink, trash cans over-flowing, hair clogging up the shower drains, dirt smeared on the windows, and everyone sneezing from touching other’s germs.  Campus would be a mess without the people that clean this place up.  Not only would campus be a mess but unless we all walked around in sanitized bubbles, we would be a sick mess to.

The staff on this campus and any other campus, are the actual keepers of the school.  They clean up that two week old Chinese we knew we shouldn’t of had.  While we’re taking notes they’re keeping the lawn cut and clean so we don’t have to walk on everyone’s old chewed gum.  They are unsung heroes that deserve the spotlight.

What students don’t realize, is their people too and like everyone else in life they enjoy actual interaction.  Just saying hello to someone means a lot.  This campus is it’s own community, involving staff, faculty, and students.  Just as the school tries to get the different schools to intermingle, the different types of people of campus should intermingle. We’re all part of this campus and out here for a reason and will be here for a long time, we should all get along and enjoy our time here and make it enjoyable for others too.

Ms. Roxy has been on this campus for eight years, switching from a Sodexo worker to a campus worker. She watched students grow during their time here.  In the last eight years she has seen it all, including a big fight in the dining hall between to guys.  A fight over a girl that got so big security had to come and break it up.

The past few years she has been the custodian in Racey Hall.  A freshmen community style dorm.  Even though students have to share all of the restrooms, she is happy the students here are usually quite clean.  Although they are freshmen living there so there are times she needs to clean up the bathroom after the weekend, but said “usually they attempt to try to clean it up themselves.”  She just finishes it.  But she claims she hasn’t “had an incident so that’s good.”

The best part about her job is “meeting new students each year” and how everybody seem’s like they’re family around here.”  Over the years she has made student friends here.  “Some years are more talkative than others” but every year there are students in the dorms to talk to.  And she remember and appreciates every one.  Some go back to their freshman stomping grounds to check in on her and some give her cards.

Not only is there a family in the dorms but Ms. Roxy got excited about talking about her work family.  The custodians and physical plant workers that have the same times are a family in their own.  Just like any family they get into fights but always work it out.  They’re a family that sticks together and holds the campus together.

We see them all over campus.  In the background, secretly keeping the entire university together.  Keeping the lawns looking fresh and buildings clean.  It’s not the president or all the Dr.s we have on campus, it’s all the staff.  Without them campus wouldn’t be as prestige as it is.

Next time you’re walking by a staff member on campus or in the dorms, say hi.  The workers on this campus are some of the friendliest people around.  They embody the meaning of the university and are proud to be here.  They too are a Hornet.  They all have their own stories of how they ended up here, tell them yours and they will tell you theirs.

This university is accepting of everyone that walks on to this campus.  There is a good chance the custodian cleaning up your dorm has seen years of students just like you and as different from you as you as it can get.  They have seen it all.  They have seen new buildings go up around campus and the classes double in size.  They have been keeping this university together since day one and know exactly how it works.  img_0101img_0102img_0103

Killer Reworked

Exposition- Dusty asking if deodorant makes you grow body hair

Rising Action- Masturbating in front of everyone

In bathroom and Joe tells him his mom says everyone has a super power

Climax- goes home and mom is dead

Falling action- masturbates again and bird dies

Conclusion- thinks he can kill people by masturbating

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Exposition- Talking about his madness and saying he is calm now

Rising Action-

  • Talking about the gold eye that resembled a vulture
  • Idea to kill the man to rid of the eye
  • Putting head in door
  • Old man awakens
  • Opening the lantern
  • Hearing the heart
  • Killing the old man
  • Putting body in floorboards
  • Police arriving
  • Beating sound getting louder

Climax- Yelling to tear open the floor

Protagonist- Narrator

Antagonist- Old man

Conflict- the golden eye

 

Killer

Killer by Matt Kazman

Short films have:

  • A cinematic character- Dusty
  • A cinematic environment- the house and school
  • Emotional setup- the mom dies
  • Action based payoff- Dusty masturbating in front of everyone in hallway

Codes used:

  • En (Entertain)- trying to kill bully by jacking off
  • Protagonist- Dusty
  • Ii (Inciting Incident)- Watching the wall shake while people have sex on other side
  • Ca! (Call to Action)- Joe saying his mom told him everyone has a superpower
  • A (Antagonist)- the bully
  • Cn (Conflict)- the bully
  • Cn+ (Increased Conflict)- the bully saying “I’m going to fucking kill you after school.”
  • Su (Set up)- friend saying someone dies whenever someone else masturbates
  • Po (Pay off)- trying to kill bully
  • Rv (Reversal)- thinking deodorant makes you grow body hair
  • Rs (Resolution)- the deodorant

The Plot Diagram

Exposition- getting punched in the face

Rising Action-

  • Dusty and friends watching the wall shake as couple has sex on other side
  • They all talk about touching themselves
  • One kids mom says if you touch yourself someone dies
  • puts women’s deodorant all over body
  • mom walks in with his hand in his pants
  • Finally masturbates and mom dies while he does
  • Masturbates again and a bird flies into window and dies while he does
  • Bully saying “I’m going to fucking kill you after school.”
  • Joe telling him that his mom says everyone has a super power

Climax- Masturbating in front of everyone in hallway including bully to try to make him die

Falling Action- Dad picks him up in car

Resolution- Getting deodorant and saying he thought deodorant made people grow body hair

Madness on the Bear Mountain

They were driving down the windy Bear Mountain in her beaten up Camry.  The rain poured down on their windshield as the thunder crackled above them.

Clara violently pressed her foot on the gas; there was no time to waste.  The baby lay sleeping in the passengers seat unaware of the custody mess she was caught in the middle of.  Clara remembered her promise, she must get the child to safety.  The mountain marked the final obstacle to that safety, but she could feel herself being followed.  She looked over the mountains edge to the gloomy Hudson below.  Reluctantly she lifted her foot from the pedal, slowing a bit in fear she may inadvertently drive them off the edge to the pine trees and polluted waters below.

The steering wheel shook with the rocky mountain terrain.  Clara gripped harder, eyeing the sleeping infant.  In that instant her wheel wobbled and the car began to spin – it all happened so fast.  Her mind went blank as the car flipped over the broken rock barrier.  The car tumbled down the mountainside with Clara and the baby in tow.  Barely breathing and in shock, Clara looked up at the cliff above her once the car came to a stop at the base of the mountain, and there he was, looking down at her.

The man grabbed Clara’s throat and screamed “this is OUR child, you may not take OUR child away from me!”  He then threatened to take her life if she did not allow him to see the child.  With all of her strength, Clara slammed her fingers into the man’s face and gouged his eyes.  As the man lay there screaming, Clara escaped with the child as fast as she could.

She ran a hundred feet and saw an old row boat lying on the edge of the Hudson.  She flipped the boat and pushed it out onto the rough, stormy waters.  She placed the child under the bench and grabbed an our and hopped in.  She rowed down the river half a mile until she got to Camp Smith.  She knew there, they would protect her and her child.

On The Bear Mountain

They were driving down the windy Bear Mountain as rain poured down on their windshield and the thunder crackled above them.

Clara pressed her foot violently against the acceleration; she had no time to waste.  The baby lay sleeping in the passengers seat.  She remembered her promise.  She must get the child to safety.  The mountain marked the final obstacle between them and freedom, but she could feel herself being followed.  She looked over the mountains edge and reluctantly lifted her foot from the pedal, slowing a bit in fear she may inadvertently drive them off the edge.

The steering wheel shook with the rocky mountain road, and Clara gripped harder, eyeing the sleeping infant.  In the instant she took her eyes off the road, her wheels wobbled and the car began to spin – it all happened so fast.  Her mind went blank as she felt herself and the car, with the baby in tow, tumble down the mountainside.  Barely breathing and in shock, Clara looked up at the cliff above her once the car came to a stop at the base of the mountain, and there he was, looking down at her.

The man grabbed Clara and screamed at her “this is OUR child, you may not take our child away from me.” The man then grabbed Clara by the throat and threatened to take her life if he did not allow her to see the child.  It took all of Clara’s strength, but she slammed her fingers in the man’s face, and gouged his eyes with her fingers.  As the man lay there screaming Clara escaped with the child as fast as humanly possible.

She found a rowboat lying on the edge of the Hudson, just waiting to be taken.  She placed the baby under the bench.  She pushed the boat into the polluted waters and hopped in and started rowing.  She made her way the half mile north the where Camp Smith begins and ran to the standing officer.  She told him she was in trouble and he took her in to protect her and the baby until police arrived.