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By: Jose Montoya

In every generation of Hip-Hop the dancing changes. In the 8o’s the dancing was more jumping around side to side with some style. Vanilla Ice and Mc Hammer for example had their own crazy dances that I don’t think I could keep up with. That style is considered old and out of style but it’s a classic, I like it at least. But even if that Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer were competing they had the same style of dancing but it was different. In the end every one knows who won that some what of a beef.

So this is a video of MC Hammer at the 1991 Grammy awards with Vanilla Ice in the audience and i think we all know how that went. not such a good time for Vanilla Ice. But anyways MC Hammer is crazy for his dancing!! Who goes up in front of thousands of people in a silver futuristic suit and sing Cant Touch this!!! He is Crazy!! but i have to give it up to him, he did his thing and loved every second of it, and thats what counts.

HAHA anyways besides those two guys beefing. Now here is the part where the dancing changes just about a year or two later it changed big time. In this video we see will smith hitting those 90’s moves. which are still sort of the same as the Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer ones but with a more flamboyant style like the color of the clothes haha.

So i was chilling the other day and i was you tubing and i realized the similarities and thought of blogging about it.

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Cynthia Maxwell: Youth radio presentation of sound

2/20/09

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Today at youth radio we, the winter core class, were introduced to Cynthia Maxwell who works at Apple to create applications and specializes in sound development.  During the presentation she mentioned that with every sound there’s a specific equation to make that tone. I’m only in the 11th grade and my favorite subject is math, but when she showed me what that equation looked like, I didn’t have a clue about what it meant. Luckily I was interested enough to ask if she could break it down and explain it to me after her presentation had ended.  Another thing that she mentioned in the presentation was that she used to work for NASA, and for anyone that’s a pretty huge accomplishment. She inspired me to apply for mathematics in college, something I’d never even thought I would ever consider.

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GRAFFITI ART

BY:CRISTIAN GONZALAZ

 

ACCORDING TO THE FREEDICTIONARY.COM THE DEFINITION OF ART IS THE CONCIOUS PRODUCTION OR ARRANGMENT OF SOUNDS, COLORS, FORMS, MOVEMENTS, OR OTHER ELEMENTS IN A MANNER THAT AFFECTS THE SENSE OF BEAUTY. BASED ON THIS DEFINITION ART IS DEFINED IN MANY WAYS AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE FORMS OF ART IS GRAFFITI. UNFORTUNATELY GRAFFITTI IS NOT CONSIDERED A FORM OF EXPRESSION BUT INSTEAD IS VIEWED AS A FORM OF VANDALISM. AS A GRAFFITI ARTIST I FEEL THAT THE PEOPLE WHO SEE IT AS A FORM OF VANDALISM DON’T SEE THE BEAUTY BEHIND IT BUT WHEN IT’S DONE ON SOMEONES PROPERTY WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION MAKES PEOPLE NOT Acknowledge IT AS ART. GRAFFITI STARTED BACK IN THE LATE SIXTIES EARLY SEVENTIES IN NEW YORK CITY. EVER SINCE THEN IT EVOLVED INTO MANY DIFFERENT STYLES AND EVEN INCORPERATING OTHER FORMS OF ART. GRAFFITI ARTISTS USE SELF EXPRESSION TO TAKE THEIR VIEWERS INTO A DIFFERENT WORLD. ANOTHER FORM IS SURREALISM WHICH IS USED TO MAKE WORDS LOOK LIKE THEIR MELTING OFF THE WALL, THE MELTING AFFECT CAN BE SEEN IN FAMOUS ART PIECES SUCH AS THE MELTING CLOCKS. ANOTHER EFFECT USED A LOT ON GRAFFITI IS 3D LETTERS WHICH MAKES WORDS LOOK AS IF THEY ARE COMING OUT THE WALL. GRAFFITI ARTISTS EVEN USE CHARACTERS TO REPRESENT THEMSELVES. GRAFFITI IS A BIG PART OF ART AND DESERVES MORE RESPECT.

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